CAREER EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The Career Education Curriculum supports students in the process of becoming successful, educated citizens by providing them with opportunities to explore a variety of skills, values and interests to develop a personalized transition plan for life post-graduation. Career Education helps students to discover the bridges between classroom learning and the work place and post-secondary realities; and is intended to help make learning meaningful and relevant. Career Education K-12 is a redesigned provincial curriculum that focuses on the competencies and content that are needed for successful career development and transitional skills. Career Education is an ongoing process that recognizes three major phases of career development: Foundation and Awareness, Exploration, and Experience and Application. This curricular strand is an intentional and ongoing process in developing skills, tools, and experiences for students to have a successful transition plan in place post-graduation. For more information on our Langley district Career Education program can be found on the following link: https://careered.sd35.bc.ca/welcome/
CAREER EDUCATION 9
Career Education 9 builds on the knowledge from the Career 8 Curriculum and will create a foundation for the Career Life Education Course in grade 10. Students will further explore knowledge, skills and attributes which are needed as transition skills. Student will further refine studies into personal identity, digital footprints, motivations, goal setting and will begin exploring career option in more depth. The content of this course is embedded in the students’ regular classes, and the concepts started in Career 9 will build toward the knowledge needed to start the Capstone project in Grade 10. Student will continue to collect artifacts of learning for their Capstone as well.
CAREER LIFE EDUCATION 10
Career Life Education (CLE) is a course that further recognizes three major phases of career development—Foundation and Awareness, Exploration, and Experience and Application. As students move through Grade 10 they will further refine their understanding of the links between personal development and their career decisions. They will consider regional and global trends to reflect on occupational possibilities, refine their understanding of safety requirements associated with occupational areas and related technologies, and further develop and refine their understanding of career possibilities through planning, practice, and application of competencies and knowledge. Through the LE course students will also build a design model and executional plan for their future Capstone Project; which is required for graduation.
CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS 12 & CAPSTONE
As students move through Grades 11-12 the links between personal development and their career and transition plans are explored in deeper detail. Students will consider educational plans, work plans, finance, scholarships, lifestyles and well-being, the importance of mentorship and support networks, and transitional skills. All students will create a personalized transition plan for post-secondary life.
This is a new 4-credit graduation requirement for all students in British Columbia and replaces Graduation Transitions. In it, students will continue to explore a variety of learning outcomes that are directly relevant to their future plans. All Grade 12 students will prepare and present a Capstone Project where students will reflect on a personal passion or interest and share how they have grown and learned in the core competencies and as a global citizen.
WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 12A/B (WAVE)
Work and Volunteer Experience (WAVE) 12A and 12B are intended to provide students in grade 10, 11, or 12 with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the world of work and the opportunity to explore career options and pathways. This program is designed to link classroom knowledge and activities to knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required in the workplace. Essentially, WAVE gives students the ability to earn credits from a work and volunteer experience placement. As part of this process, students are expected to complete approximately 30 hours of pre-placement instruction, followed by approximately 80 (for 12A) or 90 (for 12B) hours of work or volunteer experience in their placement.