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 you’re not being treated like one.” ~ Anonymous
3Why are you taking this course? Well, it is part of the Ontario Curriculum, but why did the government choose to add this course?
4To help you develop and achieve personal goals in regards to education and work To help you explore postsecondary learning optionsTo prepare you for community-based learningTo help you build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitionsTo help you make decisions about your futureTo help you learn about the world around youTo help you get to know yourself… And many more…
5Definitions Career Studies 10 ProfessionAn occupation or career.OccupationA cluster of jobs with similar tasks and skills performed at a variety of locations.
6Definitions Career Studies 10 A chosen path, profession, or occupation; the sum of one’s life experiences. A career includes all of an individual’s work, learning, recreational, community, and family roles.
7Definitions Career Studies 10 JobA specific set of duties performed for a specific employer in a prescribed location or range of locations for a specific rate of pay.WorkPhysical or mental effort or activity directed towards the production or accomplishment of something.
8Definitions Career Studies 10 VocationAn occupation requiring specific training – includes areas like teaching, construction, medicine, etc.
9Six Destinations: Career Choices Where will you be after High School?UniversityCollegeMilitaryApprenticeshipWorkforce (Entrepreneurship/Employment)Private Training (Hairstylist, Massage Therapy, Pilot)
10Career 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 futureThere are 3 main areas of study in this course:Personal ManagementExploration of OpportunitiesPreparation for Transitions and Change
11How will you be Evaluated? Term Work 60%Career Portfolio 20%Career Fair/Bulletin Board Presentation 10%Final Exam 10%
12Guidelines Homework: Very little if any if you use class time wisely Late/Missed Work: Your responsibility to catch upDon’t hand it in = no mark (0)Extra Time: IEP, previously agreed to by the teacherCheating/Plagiarism: earn a mark of zero (0)Learning Skills/Work Habits: Life skills (Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self Regulation)
13Ted Talks about Careers A new way to work/find a job after College/University -“Free Work”.