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Guidance & Career Studies

Guidance & Career Studies flowchart (Pdf)

Guidance & Career Studies

GLC2O5 Career Studies, Grade 10 (Open)

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

Prerequisite: None

GPP3O1 Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11 (Open)

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities. There is an application procedure to be accepted to this leadership course.

Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open

IDC4U1T Literacy and Numeracy Peer Tutor Programs, Grade 12 (University)

Students planning a career in teaching or working with young people should consider this great opportunity. Each senior student who enrolls in this program will be paired with struggling grade 9 students. Senior students will acquire teaching needs of their grade 9 partners. Daily lessons involve literacy & numeracy activities. Senior students will acquire teaching strategies and be trained to meet the specific learning needs of their grade nine partners. Senior students will also help their partner-students complete comprehension questions and activities and develop writing skills. A key component of this experiential learning experience is reflection on the activities and on personal growth. A successful applicant to this program will have strong inter-personal skills, good study and learning habits and a solid understanding of English literature and writing, as well as Math. Students must complete an application and interview to be admitted into this course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University