Careers Group of adults from various professions standing together

Lessons

Introduction to Career Development

A STEM Scavenger Hunt

A STEM Scavenger Hunt

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will learn about the Let’s Talk Science careers resources as a place to learn about career options that require, or benefit from, a background in STEM courses. The activities provided will take students through each section of the website to help familiarize them with the resources available. This activity will also familiarize students with the concept of “STEM careers” through research of various career profiles and videos.

Employability Skills

What are your Employability Skills?

What are Your Employability Skills

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will create their Employability Skills Profile.
Students will identify employability skills in which they are strong and those that need work.
Students will develop plans to improve employability skills that need improving.
Students will be introduced to the concept of SMART goals.
The Skills Employers Look For

The Skills Employers Look For

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will identify the skills that employers look for in potential employees.
Students will recognize that they have skills and abilities that align with employer needs.
Students will make personal connection between their interests and current skills with the person in the career profile.
Your Personality and the Workplace

Your Personality and the Workplace

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students recognize the importance of the connection between life choices and their personal characteristics. Students will make connections between who they are now, the people they wish to become (their future selves), and their connections with work.

 

 

Essential Skills

 

 

Career Adaptability – Change & Growth

BYO Career Development Timeline

BYO Career Development Timeline

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will come to see themselves as people who have skills and knowledge that are valuable to entering the world of work.
Students will recognize that skills and abilities are developed in both formal and informal settings.
What’s your Plan B?

What’s your Plan B?

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will recognize the importance of flexibility and adaptability when it comes to career choices.
Students will recognize that previous education is an asset that provides for great flexibility and adaptability.

 

Personal Management & Planning

Choosing a credit card

Choosing a Credit Card

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will develop skills to compare and evaluate the terms and conditions of various credit cards.
Students will identify and distinguish between different types of credit cards, develop an understanding of credit cards costs and features, and learn how to shop for a credit card.

 

 

Lifestyle and Aspirations

Exploring Motivational Factors

Exploring Motivational Factors

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will explore motivational factors that influence a person’s career on a daily basis.
Students will recognize motivational factors that are similar to their own.
Student will identify the factors that motivate or are important to them as they explore or plan for future career opportunities.

 

Career Preparations

Creating Your Career Documentary

Creating Your Career Documentary

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will engage in a ‘forward thinking’ exercise. This exercise addresses the following: what they want from life, the skills and abilities they have now that are useful for future career decisions, the skills and abilities they will need to develop, and how they are going to connect who they are with who they want to be and what they want to do.
Exploring Career Types

Exploring Career Types

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will recognize that there are many different ways to earn a living and that a ‘career’ does not necessarily have to be a 9 to 5 arrangement.
Students will recognize that different career types and job arrangements have their own positive and negative aspects.
Learning About Educational Pathways

Learning About Educational Pathways

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will be aware of and understand the importance of, various learning pathways that lead to successful life and work experiences.
Students will become aware of the variety of STEM careers available in each of these different learning pathways.

 

Occupational Clusters

A Virtual Career Fair

A Virtual Career Fair

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will learn about various careers, and career pathways, through their review of various career profiles.
Students will continue to develop their understanding of the importance of STEM courses/programs for future career pathways.
Exploring Occupational Clusters

Exploring Occupational Clusters

Grades
7 8 9 10 11 12
Jurisdiction
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT
Students will recognize the variety of careers available in each occupational cluster.
Students will recognize that many of these careers require or benefit from a background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Students will make personal connections between their interests and current skills to the people profiled.