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Guidance & Career Education


Guidance and career education is a vital and integral part of the secondary program. Through this program, students are given opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that they need in order to learn effectively, to live and to work cooperatively and productively, to set goals and monitor progress and to carry out their social responsibilities. The program is delivered through different means, including classroom instruction, through orientation and exit programs, completion of a pathway planner, career exploration activities and individual and short term counselling. Additional information about further opportunities within the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is available by visiting www.hpedsb.on.ca

Pathway planning provides support for students as they move through high school and make decisions about secondary courses and their future goals. The selection of a career pathway is a cooperative effort involving students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors. Students should explore a career pathway that blends with their interests and abilities and leads to the achievement of personal, educational, social and career goals. This career and educational planning process helps students to set goals, take responsibility for academic performance, make informed decisions and plan for the future. For further research, students should explorethe following websites:

www.myblueprint.ca (password: mypeci)
www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/career
www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/essentialskills
www.electronicinfo.ca

www.ontariocolleges.ca

www.careermatters.tvo.org


 

Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School – GLS1O / GLE1O / GLE2O (Grade 9 Open)

This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal-management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

Career Studies – GLC2O5 (Grade 10 Open)

Prerequisite: None
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.

Discovering the Workplace – GLD2O2 (Grade 10 Open)

Prerequisite: None
This course provides students with opportunities to discover and develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required to be successfully employed. Students will develop an understanding of work through practical hands-on experiences in the school and in the community, using real workplace materials. They investigate occupations of interest through experiential learning opportunities, such as work site visits, job shadowing, work experience, simulations, and entrepreneurial projects. This course helps students make plans for continued learning and work.
NOTE: Students are recommended for this course by the Student Success Team.

Leadership & Peer Support – GPP3O1 (Grade 11 Open)

Prerequisite: None
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

Navigating the Workplace – GLN4O1 (Grade 12 Open)

This course provides students with opportunities to develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required for success in all types of workplaces. Students will explore occupations and careers of interest through participation in real workplace experiences (e.g., information interviews, work experiences). They will make plans for continued learning and work, work with others to design learning experiences, and investigate the resources and support required.
NOTE: Students are recommended for this course by the Student Success Team.

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