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Transferable Skills

Timothy Burkhart

Query a Career Profile

Students will explore career profiles and relate them to what they are learning in science class.

Confident STEM student

STEM Skills and Self-Exploration

Students learn how the STEM skills that they develop in class apply to future career options. 

Career sector representatives

Exploring Career Sectors and Skills

Students will explore STEM career sectors and the skills required for a variety of STEM careers.

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Developing Successful Work Habits

Students will learn about work habits that can help them succeed in any career.

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Global Competency Skills Inventory

Students will take inventory of their Global Competency skills, reflect on their strengths, and set next steps for mastery of these skills.

Bike lane in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

Design a Bike Lane

Students will plan the development of a bike lane and explore careers associated with such a development.

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Aerodynamic Aviation Careers

Students will examine the aerodynamics of an airplane with the goal of improving an existing design and will explore careers associated with such a process.

Celebrity talk show

Career Talk Show

Students will research a career (or career sector) and role-play being a person in that career being interviewed by a talk show host.

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Communication is Key

Through hands-on activities, students will distinguish how social and work situations require both verbal and non-verbal means of communication.

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Is This For Me? Reflecting On Occupational Fit

Students engage in self-reflection as they consider occupational fit and how various career options align with their personal strengths and preferences.

Formal and informal education

The Role of Formal and Informal Education

Students will develop an understanding of the differences between, and value of, both formal and informal education in the career development process.

Your Personality and the Workplace

Your Personality and the Workplace

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.

What skills do I need for the workplace?

What Skills do I Need for the Workplace?

Students will deepen their understanding of the concept of employability skills. Students will develop an awareness of opportunities available for those who have well-developed employability skills.

The Skills Employers Look For

The Skills Employers Look For

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.

What are your Employability Skills?

What are Your Employability Skills

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.