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1 Career Studies GLC2O Introduction

2 You become a professional when you behave like a professional – not when you are treated like one. In fact, the most important time to behave like a professional is when youre not being treated like one. ~ Anonymous

3 Why are you taking this course? Well, it is part of the Ontario Curriculum, but why did the government choose to add this course?

4 To help you develop and achieve personal goals in regards to education and work To help you develop and achieve personal goals in regards to education and work To help you explore postsecondary learning options To help you explore postsecondary learning options To prepare you for community-based learning To prepare you for community-based learning To help you build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions To help you build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions To help you make decisions about your future To help you make decisions about your future To help you learn about the world around you To help you learn about the world around you To help you get to know yourself To help you get to know yourself … And many more…

5 Definitions Career Studies 10 Profession An occupation or career. Occupation A cluster of jobs with similar tasks and skills performed at a variety of locations.

6 Definitions Career Studies 10 Career A chosen path, profession, or occupation; the sum of ones life experiences. A career includes all of an individuals work, learning, recreational, community, and family roles.

7 Definitions Career Studies 10 Job A specific set of duties performed for a specific employer in a prescribed location or range of locations for a specific rate of pay. Work Physical or mental effort or activity directed towards the production or accomplishment of something.

8 Definitions Career Studies 10 Vocation An occupation requiring specific training – includes areas like teaching, construction, medicine, etc.

9 Six Destinations: Career Choices Where will you be after High School? Where will you be after High School? University University College College Military Military Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Workforce (Entrepreneurship/Employment) Workforce (Entrepreneurship/Employment) Private Training (Hairstylist, Massage Therapy, Pilot) Private Training (Hairstylist, Massage Therapy, Pilot)

10 Career Studies will prepare or guide you towards all six destinations Career Studies will prepare or guide you towards all six destinations What effort you put into this course will determine how prepared you are for your future What effort you put into this course will determine how prepared you are for your future There are 3 main areas of study in this course: There are 3 main areas of study in this course: Personal Management Exploration of Opportunities Preparation for Transitions and Change

11 How will you be Evaluated? Term Work 60% Term Work 60% Career Portfolio 20% Career Portfolio 20% Career Fair/Bulletin Board Presentation 10% Career Fair/Bulletin Board Presentation 10% Final Exam 10% Final Exam 10%

12 Guidelines Homework: Very little if any if you use class time wisely Homework: Very little if any if you use class time wisely Late/Missed Work: Your responsibility to catch up Late/Missed Work: Your responsibility to catch up Dont hand it in = no mark (0) Extra Time: IEP, previously agreed to by the teacher Extra Time: IEP, previously agreed to by the teacher Cheating/Plagiarism: earn a mark of zero (0) Cheating/Plagiarism: earn a mark of zero (0) Learning Skills/Work Habits: Life skills (Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self Regulation) Learning Skills/Work Habits: Life skills (Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self Regulation)

13 Ted Talks about Careers A new way to work/find a job after College/University - Free Work.


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