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Career Life Education & Career Life Connections


The aim of Career Life Education 10/11 is to enable students to develop a greater understanding of their personal development and their career decisions. Students will gain an understanding of regional and global trends and how they play into possible career opportunities. They will take steps in developing a personal post-secondary plan and build a foundation for their culminating capstone project that they will present in Grade 12. The goals of Career Life Education are:

  • To develop a strong sense of self-awareness through the core competencies and understand the role they play in becoming lifelong learners
  • To think critically about career planning
  • To develop financial literacy skills
  • To plan the actions required to pursue post-secondary destinations and career paths
  • To develop collaboration and communication skills in face-to-face, written, and digital media settings
  • To set a foundation for their capstone project


Students must complete Career Life Education 10 and 11 in order to satisfy graduation requirements.




Career-Life Connections 12 focuses on applying personal career-life management knowledge, skills, and strategies to the one’s own personal life journey, and includes:


  • deepening career-life concepts and thoughtful self-knowledge to inform personal life-long learning choices and post-graduation plans
  • using self-advocacy and employment marketing strategies, such as creating one’s own effective public profiles
  • employing developed social capital, such as leadership and collaboration skills, to cultivate community networks
  • engaging in a substantive experiential learning opportunities that are intended to expand and/or deepen student exposure to career-life possibilities, such as service-learning, volunteerism, employment, fieldwork projects, entrepreneurship, and passion projects
  • designing, assembling and presenting a capstone to an audience, celebrating the learning journey and next steps toward preferred futures


Students must complete Career Life Connections 12 in order to satisfy graduation requirements.