Presentation on theme: "Career Zones for BC. Inspiration The Educated Citizen thoughtful, able to learn and to think critically, and who can communicate information from a broad."— Presentation transcript:
Career Zones for BC
The Educated Citizen thoughtful, able to learn and to think critically, and who can communicate information from a broad knowledge base; creative, flexible, self-motivated and who have a positive self image; capable of making independent decisions; skilled and who can contribute to society generally, including the world of work; productive, who gain satisfaction through achievement and who strive for physical well-being; cooperative, principled and respectful of others regardless of differences; aware of the rights and prepared to exercise the responsibilities of an individual within the family, the community, Canada, and the world.
Tool for organizing focussed discussions between industry, post-secondary, and K12 sectors Personalized learning for students with a destination Systemic program design based on valid opportunities and criteria As provincial initiative, creates more opportunity equity than multiple, idiosyncratic local agreements (but not replacing them) Cost-effective system benefit through widespread articulation, reducing learner time in training Effective pathway transition into post-secondary and employment means better-prepared (more sophisticated) students Many educators are well-positioned for change
Planning aid for learners, parents, and advisors Wider range of opportunities available (ICT is more than videogame design) Reduces ambiguity by allowing earlier and deeper participation in a sector What’s needed is clearer Consistency for program planning and support, in school and out
Principles Industry identifies the occupations it needs Representative, not exhaustive Customizable, not locked down Opportunity, not policy
Elements Key Occupations in the Sector Organized by subsectors Zones Direct-to-work Apprenticeship Post-secondary Certificate Academic Degree Post Secondary Programs Dual Credit Options Work Experience Certifications Sector Related Subjects Infographic for each subsector
Sectors and Subsectors Mining Mineral Exploration Underground Stone, Sand, & Gravel Energy Oil & Gas Hydro Alternate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Network Systems & Operations Software Design & Development Interactive Media Business & Information Analysis
Version Status Alpha Available Some additional features and content improvements possible Unstable but usable (“buggy”) Beta Features complete Minor flaws Close to complete Release or perpetual beta
Working to “get it right” Are the features and elements right? Is the information correct? What resources should be referenced? What derivative products would help? ?