The goal of Career Pathways is to help all students think about, explore and plan what their life might look like beyond school. In partnership with parents and the community, students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 can discover their interests through innovative learning opportunities.
From Kindergarten to Grade 4, teachers use lessons and experiences that encourage students to discover themselves by understanding their likes and dislikes, and favour the process of exploration over a final destination.
Career Pathways is designed to support students’ understanding of the opportunities available to them and connect those opportunities to the interests they identified in the Awareness stage.
Students learn to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school to whichever pathway they choose.
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 ePortfolio 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.