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Title: Career Development

Career Development
  • 2012 2013 Update

Career Curriculum
  • The Career Education Curriculum
  • is designed
  • to help all students
  • develop the competencies
  • required by all people
  • to successfully manage their work and life.

The Blueprint for Life/Works
  • Maps out the life/work competencies
  • needed to intentionally develop
  • an individuals career building process,
  • from K- Adulthood
  • Intentional Career Development is about
  • actively creating the life one wants
  • to live and the work one wants to
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Goals of Blueprint Life/Work Competencies
  • 1. To describe the career development
    competencies and indicators needed by Canadians
    throughout their lives - using common career
    development language across Canada
  • 2. To support the development (or redesign) and
    implementation of effective, comprehensive and
    accountable career development programs and
    services in
  • K-12 schools
  • post-secondary institutions
  • community organizations
  • business organizations
  • government organizations

11 COMPETENCIES organized into 3 Blueprint AREAS
  • A. Personal Management
  • B. Learning and Work Exploration
  • C. Life/Work Building
  • These competencies can be built into classroom
    outcomes to easily fit a number of curricula.

A. Personal Management
  • Build and maintain a positive self-concept
  • Interact positively and
  • effectively with others
  • Change and grow throughout ones
  • life.

B. Learning and Work Exploration
  • Participate in lifelong learning
  • supportive of life-work goals
  • Locate and effectively use life-
  • work information
  • Understand the relationship between work and

C. Life/Work Building
  • Secure/create and maintain work
  • Make life/work enhancing decisions
  • Maintain balanced life and work
  • roles
  • Understand the changing nature of
  • life work roles
  • Understand, engage in and manage
  • ones own career building process

Developmental Overview
  • Four LEVELS in Blueprint Framework
  • Level 1 (Elementary)
  • Level 2 (Middle Years)
  • Level 3 (High School)
  • Level 4 (Up to Adulthood)
  • Needs determination may be based
  • on vocational maturity rather than on age.

Measurable Standards
Sample translation of competency into curricular
  • Competency 8
  • Level Three Engage in life/work decision making
  • 8.3 a8 Explore how being positive about the
    future and its uncertainties may lead to
    creative and interesting possibilities/
  • Possible standard for grade ten students
  • Students will be able to explain HB
  • Gelatts 4 Rules of the Road Never Taken
  • and describe a personal metaphor for their
  • own life/work journey (river, sea, roller
  • coaster, dice, etc.)

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The provincial guidelines provide time for
  • 50 minutes per week/30 hours per year in grades
    six through nine for Career Education
  • 50 hours per year in grades 7 to 9 for PAA Survey
  • A minimum of 2 credits in grades 10 to 12 for
    Practical Applied Arts and/or Arts education.

Career Curricula Reminder
  • Career Education is a required curriculum for
    grades 6 to 9 and is to be included in the
    minutes defined for each grade.
  • Where it is integrated it should be clearly
    indicated how the outcomes will be met.

Career PAA Curricula Changes
  • Predetermined modules have been set for PAA in
    grade 8 9
  • Grade 8 all students will complete prescribed
    PAA modules CWEX 01, 02A, 09A, 10A ( the
    resource - Young Worker Readiness Certificate
    Course is to be use to meet some of the PAA
    module objectives.
  • Grade 9 all students will complete the
  • MACH Module 88

PAA Module Entry
  • All modules (gr. 7 to 12) must be entered into
    the Provincial Student Database System (SDS).

Apprenticeship Credits
  • According to the Ministry of Educations
    Apprenticeship Credit Policy (2009)
  • NLSD recognizes up to four Apprenticeship Credits
    per student
  • for out-of-school initiatives, on the basis of
    work proposed and completed by an individual

Apprenticeship Credits
  • May be earned
  • through work proposed and completed by an
    individual student
  • while employed in one of designated trades in
  • and under the supervision of a journeyperson.

The apprenticeship credit may be used to meet the
PAA Educational requirements or as an elective.
When used as an elective the course designation
is A20, B20, A30, B30)
Career Transitions
  • The Career Transitions Program is designed to
    engage grades K -12 students, parents/guardians,
    school staff and community
  • in a process which supports Career Development
    awareness and skill development.

Career Transitions Changes
  • All students in grades 7 to 12 will receive one
    to one or small group conferencing
  • This must be planned for timetabled

Student Academic Planning Guides
  • The Career Transitions Teacher is responsible to
    oversee and direct the development and
    utilization of Student Academic Planning Guides
    with students and parents in helping establish
    and monitor education paths for students which
    lead toward successful high school completion.
  • The CT teacher will monitor the credits of all
    high school students.
  • They check that graduation requirements and
    targets are being met and where needed work with
    students to determine viable course selections to
    ensure successful completion.

Student Portfolios
  • The Career Transitions Teacher is available to
    support Portfolio development in schools.
  • Teachers are primarily responsible to see that
    the portfolios are in place
  • There are support documents available

Transition Counseling
  • All students have access to transition support
  • The Career Transition Teacher will be a part of
    the transitioning process for students moving
    from town to town, school to school, and grade to
  • This also includes working with Grade 9 students
    as they transition to high school.

Academic Support Monitoring Credits
  • The CT teacher is available to meet with
    students, parents, administrators and teachers
  • to see what can be done to improve the students
    chance of being successful in any class.

Student Conferencing
  • This is required contact time to help students
    explore career options and pathways in an
    intentional and consistent manner.
  • Note this is also a great opportunity for the CT
    teacher to develop a relationship with students
    and identify students who may need supports

Grades 7 to 9 Exploration Counseling
  • help to answer any questions they have about
  • talk about choices and their impact on students
  • stress importance of marks in high school
  • assist students in becoming aware of interests,
    strengths and needs
  • assist students in becoming aware of learning
    supports and study skills available
  • assist students in exploration of Career Guidance
    materials Real Game Saskatchewan, and others

Grade 10 Exploration Monitoring of Credits
  • help answer any questions they have about careers
  • explain the credit system and how it works
    towards graduation (Student Profiles)
  • encourage volunteerism, service work
  • help find/provide resources for academic support
  • begin resume building

Grade 11 Exploration, Monitoring of Credits
  • help to answer any questions about careers and
    post secondary education
  • discuss the importance of marks and relevance to
    post secondary acceptance
  • provide information regarding prerequisites for
    post secondary entrance
  • provide information regarding apprenticeship
    and/or direct entry jobs
  • edit resumes

Grade 12 Exploration, Monitoring of Credits
Transition Assistance
  • Review credit requirements to ensure eligibility
    for graduation
  • help attain and fill out application forms for
    post secondary entrance
  • help attain and fill out application forms for
    post secondary scholarships, awards and bursaries
  • provide information on post secondary entrance
    requirements edit resumes
  • help prepare and collect letters of interest
    (student) and letters of reference (others)
  • support student loan applications and other
    applications for post secondary assistance
  • provide information and contacts for transition
    to work assistance

Sask. Youth Apprenticeship
  • Identified in NLSD Continuous Improvement Plan
  • Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) is a
    program developed by the Saskatchewan
    Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
    (SATCC) to enhance student career development by
    exploring the world of skilled trades

  • Benefits to students include
  • For all it is an opportunity to developed clear
    understanding of the apprenticeship pathway.
  • If the student enters the trades pathway
  • waiver of registration fee (currently 150)
  • waiver of first level of technical training
  • 100 hours of trade time credit per SYA level

Career Development Support
  • Portfolio Superintendent
  • Betty Ann Thunderchild
  • Beauval sub-office 288-2310
  • Consultant
  • Marion Lebell
  • - NLSD Division office 425-3302