Project 2: Career Education Project 3101

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Project Overview
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Gerry Cowley
(gcowley@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Paul Noseworthy
(pnosewor@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

School: Gonzaga High School
16 Smithville Crescent
St. John's, NF
A1B 2V2
Tel: (709) 753-7510
Grade Level: Level III (Career Ed. 3101)
Number of Students: 35 Career Ed. students per semester
Project Start and Finish Dates: January - June 1998

  Project Overview

Career Education 3101 focuses on self-awareness and helps relate students’ interests and abilities to potential careers. The course emphasizes four chief areas: Self-awareness, decision-making, knowledge of the world of work, and job search techniques. Access to STEM~Net through school computers would be particularly beneficial in reaching the last two areas, while creating a greater interest in career exploration.

Students must realize that in today’s world, the traditional ideas of seeking employment close to home, no longer exists. The notion of obtaining a job that will last a lifetime is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As Dr. Roslyn Kinin, A prominent Canadian economist says, people need the following basic skills in order to be successful in obtaining work in today’s environment: Literacy, numeracy, computer, communication, technological and entrepreneurial skills.

Many of these skills will be addressed as students use STEM~Net to help meet the following objectives.

Objectives

  1. To provide students with local global occupational information.
  2. To give students access to information on post-secondary institutions and programs throughout the country and the world.
  3. To give students access to global and local job-market information.
  4. To provide computer skills related to the objectives of Career Education 3101.
  5. To provide through E-mail, access to people and information in various career fields.

In order to insure that these objectives are met, students will be required to do the following:

  1. Download and print information about at least two occupations.
  2. Print information about at least two post-secondary institutions and programs that they offer. At least one of these institutions should be outside the country.
  3. Search the Web for job trend information in a career field of their choice.
  4. Print two-way E mail correspondence that gives information related to the course objectives of Career Education 3101.

  Evaluation

The above criteria will represent 15% of the course evaluation.

This project will involve the following people:

  • Career education teacher and computer studies teacher.
  • 35 Career Ed. Students per semester

There will also be an undetermined number of students who may take advantage of this project through our peer computer studies program. Peer helpers will be in-serviced as to the benefits and applications of this so that they can assist other students in exploring their career options.

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