This is a 0.5 credit course that is compulsory.

Prerequisite: None

Course description

Career Studies – GLC2OH (revised 2019)

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends, and seek opportunities within the school and community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work.

On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their post-secondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first post-secondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.

Topics

Developing the Skills, Strategies, and Habits Needed to Succeed

Exploring and Preparing for the World of Work

Planning and Financial Management to Help Meet Post-secondary Goals

Skills and core competencies that you will learn

Knowledge and Understanding  – Knowledge of subject-specific content of the course, and understanding of its meaning and significance

Knowledge of content
(e.g., information,
terminology, vocabulary)
Understanding of content
(e.g., skills, processes,
concepts, strategies)

Thinking – The use of critical and creative thinking skills and inquiry skills and/or processes

Use of planning skills
(e.g., setting goals, gathering
and organizing information
and ideas)
Use of processing skills
(e.g., analysing, reflecting,
revising, refining, evaluating,
extending, integrating, and
detecting point of view and
bias)
Use of critical/creative
thinking processes
(e.g., use of decision-making,
research and inquiry,
problem-solving, and
metacognition processes)

Communication – The conveying of meaning through various forms

Expression and
organization of ideas and
information (e.g., clarity of
expression, logical
organization) in oral, visual,
and/or written forms
(e.g., interviews,
presentations, portfolios,
graphic organizers, posters,
letters, résumés, emails)
Communication for
different audiences
(e.g., peers, adults, potential
employers) and purposes
(e.g., to inform, to persuade,
to solve problems) in oral,
visual, and/or written forms
Use of conventions
(e.g., style, format, level of
language, forms of address),
vocabulary, and terminology
of the career sector of
interest to the student in oral,
visual, and/or written forms

Application – The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts

Application of knowledge
and skills (e.g., education
and career/life planning,
goal setting, use of
technology
Transfer of knowledge and
skills (e.g., transferable skills,
education and career/life
planning) to new contexts
(e.g., refining and extending
skills in authentic classroom
scenarios)
Making connections within
and between various
contexts (e.g., between
learning in the course and
the development of their
Individual Pathways Plan
(IPP); within and between
courses; between learning in
school, personal experiences,
and future opportunities)