This course is a graduation requirement and will be offered in Grade 10.
In tandem with the Core Competencies (Communication, Thinking, Personal, and Social) that form the heart of all the new curricula, Career Education is a process that recognizes three major phases of career development – Foundation and Awareness, Exploration, and Experience and Application. The new curriculum addresses the concern often expressed by students, educators, parents, employers, and post‐secondary institutions that a student’s career development education needs to begin at a much earlier age.
The planned Career Education curriculum will consist of courses taken in grades 10, 11, and 12. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to make connections between what they learn in school and the local and global community. The curriculum encourages students to actively pursue new relationships or build on existing relationships with their community in terms of accomplishing their career plan. Mentorship, volunteerism, and community and global responsibility form an integral part of the planned new curriculum.
Career Life Education 10 is a required four‐credit course for graduation and continues to build on the K‐9 base of experience and knowledge. Some of the concepts visited are goal‐setting, workplace etiquette, employment standards and workplace safety, career and employability skills, and personal financial planning.