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CAREER EDUCATION

The goal of the Career Education department is to give opportunities for students to explore, plan for and reflect on the different paths their lives can take.  We seek to equip students with the skills, competencies and mindsets that they will need to be successful in all aspects of life that the Spirit leads them which would in turn impact not only themselves but their communities.

Graduation Requirements Statement

To graduate, students must take Career Life Education A, Career Life Education B and Career Life Connections A and Career Life Connections B.

CAREER LIFE
Career Life Education A

Graduation Requirement: Career Life Education A

Description:

This course has students reflect on their identity and who they want to be, as well as the stewardship of time and many. Students will also learn about workplace safety and the BC Ministry of Education graduation program and initially explore different career paths. It is hoped that after completing this course, students will be able to have the foundation needed to be able to explore God’s calling for them.

Additional Information:

  • This course is taken during their Grade 9 year.
  • This course is completed during the Connect period.
  • This course requires the following downloaded apps: Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Reader.
Career Life Education B

Prerequisite: Career Life Education A

Graduation Requirement: Career Life Education B

Description:

This course has students reflect on the competencies that will help not only in school but in work settings. Students will also create an initial résumé and participate in mock job interviews. They will also work on creating a personal budget, as well as review academic options for possible career paths. It is hope that students will have more concrete skills that will help them further with their career planning.

Additional Information:

  • This course is taken during their Grade 10 year.
  • This course is completed during the Connect period.
  • This course requires the following downloaded apps: Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Reader.
Career Life Connections A

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Standing

Graduation Requirement: Career Life Connections A

Description:

The goal of the Career Life Connections A is to equip students with the skills they need to navigate life effectively and with ease. These skills should be transferred to any student, whether they plan to go to post-secondary education, work, or seek a career out of high school. Career-Life Connections A focuses on applying personal, career-life management knowledge, skills, and strategies to one’s own personal life journey. In this course, students will learn about: identity and personality examination, resume and cover letter building, career preparation and exploration, graduation program and course selecting, post-secondary planning, scholarships information and preparation, budgeting, and mental health.

Additional Information:

  • This course is taken during their Grade 11 year.
  • This course is completed during the Connect period.
  • This course requires the following downloaded apps: Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Reader.
Career Life Connections B

Prerequisite: Career Life Connections A

Graduation Requirement: Career Life Connections B

Description:

The goal of the Career Life Connections B is to equip students with the skills they need to navigate life effectively and with ease. These skills should be transferred to any student, whether they plan to go to post-secondary education, work, or seek a career out of high school. Career-Life Connections B focuses on applying personal, career-life management knowledge, skills, and strategies to one’s own personal life journey. In this course, students will learn about: identity, career exploration, post-secondary readiness, goal setting, budgeting, mental health and the capstone project. This course requires the completion of a Capstone Project.

Additional Information:

  • This course is taken during their Grade 12 year.
  • This course is completed during the Connect period.
  • This course requires the following downloaded apps: Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Reader.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Work Experience 12

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Standing

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

The work experience program offers students a unique opportunity to work in local businesses and industry as part of their school day and course work. Work experience is a supervised and monitored program that includes the combination of paid or unpaid work along with some course work and assignments. The primary goal of work experience is to help students prepare for the transition from secondary school to the world of work. Through work experience, students have the opportunity to observe and practice generic employability skills required in the workplace and or technical and applied skills relating specific occupations or industries.

Additional Information:

  • Students must complete 100 hours of work experience by the end of the course.
  • Students may take Work Experience 12 twice.
  • Students are required to fill out a Work Experience Agreement form.
  • Students are expected to find their own work placement.
Youth Work in Trades

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Standing

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

This is a pre-apprentice program for students planning to continue into an apprentice-able trade. Students are eligible to take up to 4 Youth Work in Trades courses and each course is equivalent to 100-120 hours’ worth of employment under a registered tradesperson. Students will be under the ITA regulatory body and will be graded, paid and trained by their standards. Students must find a Red Seal employer willing to train and supervise them, and the training program must be approved by the school. Contact the Academic Advisor for more information.

Additional Information:

  • Students are expected to find their own registered tradesperson.
  • Students are expected to fill out a Youth Work in Trades Application form.
  • Students are required to have an interview with the Academic Advisor before placement is approved.
Teaching Assistant 11

Prerequisite: Depends on Job Posting

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

Teaching Assistant 11 provides students with an opportunity to experience the task of teaching and to come to a better understanding of the role that education plays in our society. The course consists of a classroom portion where students practice presentation skills, teaching and classroom management, among study of various issues related to education, including educational psychology, educational philosophy and social issues related to education, and also an experiential portion where students will work in the classroom of a teacher, completing various tasks ranging from helping with administrative work to developing and teaching their own lessons (despite two sections, this course has the same number of hours as others).

Students will be encouraged to view teaching and education of great importance, and also something that holds different and special significance to Christians and the church. Although ideal for students considering a future in teaching, the skills developed by students will prove valuable in other professions and courses of study.

Additional Information:

  • This course follows a special block schedule to help accommodate TA instruction, held outside the regular student timetable, as well as classroom experience.
  • Students are expected to fill out the Teaching Assistant Application form.
Independent Directed Studies

Prerequisite: Grade 12 Standing

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

If you are interested in a specific subject area, Independent Directed Studies (IDS) allows you to shape and follow your own course or courses, with a teacher’s approval and supervision. IDS course credits count as electives toward graduation. To qualify for IDS, you need the approval of the academic advisor and school principal to expand on one or more learning outcomes from any Ministry or Board/Authority Authorized course. You will need to find a teacher to supervise your studies before you initiate your own course. You’ll work independently. The teacher will support you and assess your performance.

Additional Information:

  • Students are expected to fill out the Independent Directed Study Request form.
  • Students are expected to make a learning plan in consultation with the supervising teacher and academic advisor.
  • IDS is only offered based on supervisor availability.