Career Pathways learning opportunities encourage students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to think about, explore and plan what their life might look like beyond school.
Career Pathways is about supporting all students from early learning to high school completion and beyond, by engaging them in meaningful learning opportunities that reduce barriers and open doors. Through relevant and often rigorous projects, activities and experiences, students are inspired to get curious about the world around them and make important connections to potential career pathways. These learning experiences often stretch well beyond the classroom, and give students enduring knowledge and skills they can apply to whatever comes their way—from the world of work to living a life of dignity and fulfillment.
The five Career Pathways are:
Students to discover themselves by understanding their likes and dislikes and becoming familiar with the idea of “work.” Hands-on learning opportunities and awareness-building resources emphasize the process of exploration over a final destination.
Career Pathways supports students’ understanding of opportunities available to them and connects those opportunities to the interests they identified in the Awareness stage. During this time, students can explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps.
Students learn to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school. With the involvement of community partners, Career Pathways gives students opportunities to apply their learning to their chosen pathways.
myBlueprint helps students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 learn about self-reflection, goal setting and portfolio building. This online interactive education and career-planning tool allows students to learn about age-appropriate pathways and occupations.
myBlueprint consists of two features that supports students based on their grade.
Students and teachers can access their account by logging into their account through SchoolZone. Navigate to the Resources tab and click on the myBlueprint logo. Parents can log in through the myBlueprint page.
The Career Pathways model encourages student, parent and teacher conversations beginning in Kindergarten. By informing parents about unique programming and giving students access to myBlueprint tools they can use at home, we can continue to foster an environment where parents are partners in public education.
Whether students are preparing for post-secondary, transitioning to the world of work or thinking about vocational programming, together, we can encourage lifelong learning, adaptability and resilience in students.
There are many different ways organizations can be involved with Career Pathways. The goal of each partnership is to provide students with innovative experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Whether you are a business, not-for-profit, trade union or post-secondary institution, we welcome creative ways that a partnership can enhance public education for our students.
To see how your organization can work with Career Pathways, please contact Chelsea Erdmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.