This course teaches students the process of using critical and creative thinking skills when designing to meet specifications. It is a project based course, which allows students to receive credit for both ADST 9 and General Fine Arts 9. Starting with a guided project, students work through the stages of design and develop their final project for Careers 9. Then, in the second part of the course, students choose different design scenarios from a range of topic areas such as foods, textiles, marketing, music, drama, and art and apply the design process that they learned in the guided project to complete their chosen design scenarios. Most of these projects are linked to learning outcomes in the CORE academic Grade 9 subjects as well, so students may count their project work in Problem Solving by Design 9 for their academic courses, too. Students also have the option to earn tech certificates in Food Safe Level 1, Typing, and Coding. Finally, students may choose to design their own passion project if they wish. Previous students have designed and coded a computer game, designed and decorated a cake, designed and produced a music video, written and illustrated a children’s book, etc.
“A person’s career is considered their “journey” through life, and the Career Education curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue this journey in personally meaningful and goal-oriented ways.
Career-life development with intent is the ongoing process of self-discovery, growth in competence, and learning from experiences in educational, work-related, and personal life contexts.”
As a student in grade 8, you might have started to reflect or think about what some of your strengths and skills that you have made possible for yourself. As you learn more about yourself and get older, these attributes will come in handy as you begin to enter the job market.
The Career Education 8 curriculum will help build a foundation of learning for Career Education 9 and Career Life Education 10.
Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which will assist them in making informed decisions as they plan future education and career paths.
In Career Education 8, students begin to explore the concepts of potential preferences in their future employment, learning styles, interests, skills and what motivates them.
Career Education 9 builds on Career Education 8 and builds a strong foundation for BC Planning 10. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which will assist them in making informed decisions as they plan future education and career paths. In Career Education 9, students begin to explore the concepts of first impressions, begin to discover their skills, interests, motivations, personality and learning styles and then begin exploring careers in depth. They will also begin to discover key concepts in workplace safety and understand the importance of their digital footprint.
Career Life Connections 12 is a 4 credit online self-paced course required for graduation. It is intended to prepare grade 12 students for a successful transition to career and life beyond high school.
The 6 main areas of study include:
- Looking at how active citizenship and lifelong learning foster career opportunities
- Examining how a sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being
- Engaging in network building and mentorship opportunities
- Examining internal and external factors, local and global trends for ongoing cycles of career-life decisions
- 30 hours of work or volunteer experience
- The CLC capstone presentation
CLC is required under the 2018 Graduation Program.
Career Life Education (replacing BC Planning 10) is an important and useful course that teaches practical life skills and is a required course for all students in BC. Career Life Education emphasizes the practical nature of the course, giving students an opportunity to learn about the graduation program, job search skills and resume writing, and to produce a resume that can be used for finding a summer or part time job. Students also learn about safe work practices, budgeting for college, university or a personal goal, and creating a “life compass” to help in making healthy decisions. This course is delivered online and students are provided with handy entry windows for responses to questions or “upload” buttons for larger files.
Career Life Education 10 is required for 2004 Graduation Program.
This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits.
This course will provide students with an in-depth look into the beauty industry with a focus on areas of fashion, make-up, and fashion photography. Students will learn the basic techniques of beauty and special effects make-up. They will be introduced to the trends and history of the beauty industry dating back to early human civilisation. Students will learn and utilize basic photography skills to capture their looks and to develop an artistic eye. Students will look critically at the beauty industry and its profound effects on today’s society. The idea of make-up artistry and fashion design as careers will also be explored to allow students to see these as a viable career routes.