Course Title: Career Studies, Grade 10
Course Code: GLC 2O
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 0.5
Prerequisite: None required
Department: Guidance and Career Education
Tuition Fee (CAD): $449
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
Overall Curriculum Expectations
By the end of the course, students will gain proficiency in the following areas:
- Use a self-assessment process to develop a personal profile for use in career development planning;
- Evaluate and apply the personal-management skills and characteristics needed for school success, document them in their portfolio, and demonstrate their use in a variety of settings;
- Demonstrate effective use of interpersonal skills within a variety of settings.
Exploration of Opportunities
- Use a research process to locate and select relevant career information from a variety of sources for inclusion in a portfolio;
- Identify current trends in society and the economy and describe their effect on work opportunities and work environments;
- Identify a broad range of options for present and future learning, work, and community involvement
Preparation for Transitions and Change
- Use appropriate decision-making and planning processes to set goals and develop a career plan;
- Analyse changes taking place in their personal lives, their community, and the economy, and identify strategies to facilitate smooth transitions during change;
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to prepare for, the job-search process.
|Unit 1: Determining the Path|
n this unit, you will start by evaluating your strengths through a series of self-assessment tools – getting an idea of what learning skills and work habits you excel at and which ones need improvement. You will create an inventory of what you have and what you still need to obtain for your Individual Pathway Plan (IPP). You will take stock of who you are now and where you see yourself in the future. Above all, in this unit you will see that there are many pathways from which to choose.
|Unit 2: The Journey|
Whether you get there through an apprenticeship, by entering the workplace directly after high school, or through an educational pathway such as college or university – the intent of this course is to prepare you to meet your future job or career goals. In this unit, you will research your possible career destinations by compiling a Career Cluster. You will investigate the job market and develop a Job Search Package. You will build on your Individual Pathway Plan (IPP) by creating a Postsecondary Pathway Plan. You will also learn what your rights and responsibilities are as an employee so that once you do enter the workplace you will know how to work safely and intelligently.
|Unit 3: Recalculating|
Chances are you’ve had to deal with problems at some point in your life. Whether your challenges were minor or major, you’ve probably had some practice with problem solving. The focus of this unit is your ability to solve problems effectively and deal with adverse situations. An important activity includes looking at resiliency to determine how it can be used to overcome adversity. You will also practice problem-solving strategies and compile lists of resources and allies you can network with in times of transition.
|Unit 4: My Future, My Vision|
In this culminating unit, you will retrieve and compile documents from your portfolio to produce your Individual Pathway Plan (IPP). You will review the decisions that were made in the game, My Personal GPS, and consider how the progress of your avatar mirrors your own personal progress throughout this course. You will also review your IPP and make predictions about the probability of your pathway plan’s success in the near and distant future.
|Total Hours||55 hours|