Project 2: Career Education Project 3101
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 todays 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 todays 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.
In order to insure that these objectives are met, students will be required to do the following:
The above criteria will represent 15% of the course evaluation.
This project will involve the following people:
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.