Project 3: Career Education 3101
Holy Spirit High
P.O. Box 4241
Number of Students:
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 Stemnet 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 Kunin, 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 Stemnet to help meet the following objectives.
- To provide students with local and global occupational information.
- To give students access to information on post-secondary institutions and programs throughout the country and the world.
- To give students access to global and local job-market information.
- To provide computer skills directly related to the objectives of Career Education 3101.
- 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:
- Download and print information about at least two occupations.
- Print information about at least two post-secondary institutions and programs which they offer. At least one of these institutions should be outside the country.
- Search the Web for job trend information in a career field of their choice.
- Print two-way E-mail correspondence which gives information related to the course objectives of Career Education 3101.
The above criteria will represent 15% of the course evaluation.
This project will involve the following people:
- 2 teachers: guidance counsellor and librarian
- 37 Career Ed. students
- There will also be an undetermined number of students who may take advantage of this project through our peer counselling program. Peer helpers will be in-serviced as to the benefits and applications of this initiative so that they can assist other students in exploring their career options.