Career Development

Goal: All students will transition successfully from secondary school with the core competencies to achieve their life and career goals.

Actions

Curriculum

Completed

  • Implemented Capstone Project and Student Transition Plan components for all students
  • Continue to determine “prioritized” (change from essential) learning standards in Secondary Career Education for Grades 8 to 12

2022-2023

  • Finalize implementation of full version of Capstone for all students, adding Student Learning Journey Portfolio
  • All students will curate a digital portfolio of artifacts, chosen from learning experiences both inside and outside of school, that will document their learning and growth over time K to 12

Programs

Completed

  • Continue professional development of school and District staff and implement effective marketing strategies aimed at students and parents to promote awareness of District opportunities and programs that support student transitions to the trades
    • Have experienced continued growth in our District Youth TRAIN in Trades programs again this year
      • Increase in number of students/parents attending information sessions and workshops
      • Increase in number of applicants
      • Increase in number of students attending these programs
      • Increase in number of students enrolling in programs from previously linear schools
  • Research and develop District opportunities and programs that support student transitions beyond the trades
    • Added the ECE Academic Dual Credit program for 2022-2023
    • Added a barista program supported by the Bladerunners community organization
  • Research and develop career related opportunities to expose middle school students to post-secondary transition pathways
    • Find Your Fit
    • BC Wall and Ceiling
    • EJTC – Electrical College
    • Skills Ready

2022-2023

  • Continue to research and develop District opportunities and programs that support student transitions beyond the trades
    • Looking to add additional Academic Dual Credit Programs
      • Health Sciences with KPU
  • Continue to research and develop career related opportunities to expose intermediate and middle school students to post-secondary transition pathways

Building Capacity

Ongoing

  • Continue capacity building of Career Education teachers in secondary schools to support Career courses and transitions for students
  • Continue ongoing updates of career curriculum databases
    • Have created and enhanced provincial Career Curriculum networks and opportunities to share this work and share resources
    • Have created cross-district professional learning opportunities for Career teachers across the province

Performance Indicators

  • Transitions to Post-Secondary
  • School Completion Rates
  • Enrolment in Work and Volunteer Experience (WAVE), Youth TRAIN in Trades and Youth WORK
  • Grad Exit Survey
  • Staff Technology Support Survey
  • Attendance Rates

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