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Career Pathways

OVERVIEW

Career Pathways resources and learning opportunities encourage students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to think about, explore and plan what their life might look like beyond school.

With the participation of parents and the collaboration of community partners to provide innovative learning experiences, we can help today's students discover different pathways to a fulfilling life. The programs, classes and courses give students transferable skills that prepare them for future careers by gaining the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to set goals, make plans and apply their learning.

The five Career Pathways are:

  • Business and Information Technology
  • Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Health, Education and Human Services
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Arts, Design and Communication

‌WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSROOM‌

KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 4

AWARENESS

Students to discover themselves by understanding their likes and dislikes and becoming familiar with the idea of “work.” Hands-on learning opportunities and awareness-building resources emphasize the process of exploration over a final destination.

GRADES 5 TO 9

UNDERSTANDING

Career Pathways supports students’ understanding of opportunities available to them and connects those opportunities to the interests they identified in the Awareness stage. During this time, students can explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps.

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GRADES 10 TO 12

READINESS

Students learn to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school. With the involvement of community partners, Career Pathways gives students opportunities to apply their learning to their chosen pathways.

CAREER PLANNING USING MYBLUEPRINT 

myBlueprint helps students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 learn about self-reflection, goal setting and portfolio building. This online interactive education and career-planning tool allows students to learn about age-appropriate pathways and occupations. 

myBlueprint consists of two features that supports students based on their grade. 

  • All About Me (K-6): a visual, student-driven portfolio that supports the work already being done in the classroom 
  • Education Planner (Grades 7-12): simple student portfolios and career education resources 

ACCESSING YOUR MYBLUEPRINT ACCOUNT

Students and teachers can access their account by logging into their account through SchoolZone. Navigate to the Resources tab and click on the myBlueprint logo. Parents can log in through the myBlueprint page.

HOW WE WORK WITH PARENTS

The Career Pathways model encourages student, parent and teacher conversations beginning in Kindergarten. By informing parents about unique program offerings and giving students access to myBlueprint tools they can use at home, we can continue to foster an environment where parents are partners in public education.

Whether students are preparing for post-secondary, transitioning to the world of work or thinking about vocational programming, together, we can encourage lifelong learning, adaptability and resilience in students.

HOW WE WORK WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

There are many different ways organizations can be involved with Career Pathways. The goal of each partnership is to provide students with innovative experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Whether you are a business, not-for-profit, trade union or post-secondary institution, we welcome creative ways that a partnership can enhance public education for our students. 

To see how your organization can work with Career Pathways, please contact Chelsea Erdmann at chelsea.erdmann@epsb.ca.