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Career Pathways

OVERVIEW

Career Pathways fosters growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond, and enhances public education through communication, engagement and partnerships.

Students develop a curiosity about the world around them, and grow skills and competencies through rigorous and relevant projects, activities and experiences connected to curricular outcomes.

From Kindergarten through Grade 12 and beyond, the three stages of Career Pathways engage students in meaningful learning opportunities and authentic experiences that help them find dignity and fulfillment in life.

 The five Career Pathways are:

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

‌WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSROOM‌

KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 4

AWARENESS

Students 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 continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school. With the involvement of community partners, students will develop transferable skills, understand how their personal interests play an important role in exploring careers and reflect on the skills they excel at.

SUCCESS THROUGH CAREER PATHWAYS 

USING MY BLUEPRINT

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 pathways and occupations in an age-appropriate way.  

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): dynamic student portfolios and career education resources 

ACCESSING YOUR MYBLUEPRINT ACCOUNT

Students and teachers can access their accounts by logging in 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 programming 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 careerpathways@epsb.ca.