|Factors to Consider in Career Planning|
- What are your likes and dislikes?
- Do you know the difference between a job and a career?
- What do you love to do in your spare time?
- What subject entices you to know more and more when reading?
- Would you like to work in a social environment or non social environment?
- What are your natural skills and abilities - the true gifts that you where born with?
- Uncover your true passions and talent to create your career path.
- Review career and job trends for the future
- Research about careers that are growing
- Explore education and training
|May 4/19 - Registration is now open for SFU Try/CATCH 2019|
FREE one-day event for high school girls from grades 8-12, to help them develop an interest in Computing Science, Engineering Science and the field of technology. Students participate in a variety of enriching activities focusing on developing skills in areas such as programming, robotics and other computing-related aspects. Networking is encouraged and the advantages of working in a technology field are highlighted through discussion with women mentors from industry, current female students, and representatives from technology companies. There will also be an information session for parents to provide an opportunity to ask questions about careers in this field. Try/CATCH will provide snacks, lunch and a reception for the students. Participants will be eligible to receive prizes through a raffle at the end of the day. Participation is free. Register at: http://trycatch.cs.sfu.ca/
|MAY 31/19 Camp Ignite 2019 - deadline to apply|
- A free four-day camp to women in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18)
- This camp offers an introduction to firefighting
- Participants will also learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork
- The camp runs from August 8-Aug 11/19
Email applications to WHENG@Richmond.CA
More details and application at: http://campignite.com/
APR 19/19 New Westminster Student Police Academy
Are you a grade 11 or 12 student who is curious about a career in policing? Want to learn from the best about investigative methods and advanced driving techniques? Then consider applying for the New Westminster Police Department Student Police Academy. Application deadline is April 1, 2019 and the fee to apply is $50.
2019 Student Police Academy Application Form
The Academy runs from July 2 – July 12, 2019.
This two week program gives you a behind the scenes look at all aspects of being a police officer. From physical conditioning and self-defense tactics, to scenario-based simulations and firearm safety, you’ll receive from police the most up to date tactical training.
You will learn about the many different aspects of policing from exciting guest speakers. Meet members of the K9 Unit, see the police helicopter – Air 1 up close, and get out on the water with the NWPD Marine Unit.
This is your opportunity to see what it takes to be a police officer.
|Career Options Magazine|
Online edition of Career Options High School Edition—the magazine dedicated to helping Canadian high school students find the Career they love and build the life they want. Visit:http://www.careeroptionsmagazine.com/magazines
Find Colleges and Universities in Canada
SchoolFinder.com offers information for more than 1,700 post-secondary institutions in Canada. It provides learners with information about programs, finances, careers, and more.
|Sources of Occupational Change by 2030|
Aging and Demographic Change:
Declining workforce - need for increased productivity will lead to automation
Climate Change and Energy:
Renewable energy – H2O, sun & wind
Immigration and the Borderless World:
Cultural diversity - languages
Automation - information technologies, social network skills
Mass customization – could have an impact in the health industry
Security and stability:
Privacy - freedom
Scientific and Technical Advancements:
Life sciences research - robotics
Inspired Minds - Career in 2030
|Popular 9 Disciplines to Study in 2019|
- Engineering - become a master of technology to build better, safer products
- Computer Science – learn to speak "machine" and improve the web
- Design – make the perfect transition from sketches to appealing images
- Fashion – be the expert on what’s hot and what’s not
- Law – take up the challenge of keeping an even balance
- Business – learn what it means to call the shots and run ventures
- Social Sciences – Piece together history, culture, politics and economics
- Hospitality and Leisure – how helping customers can be a piece of cake
- Art and Art History – Decipher the mystery behind magnificent art
||Career, Personality, Aptitude and Skills Tests
Human Metrics – Jung Typology Tests
After you complete the "Jung Typology Test", click "Identifying your career with Jung Career Indicator" and you will get a list of occupations most suitable to your personality type: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
Holland Code Quiz
Based on a characterization of your personality in terms of Holland Code personality types, you will learn what kind of work environments suit you best. What professions and occupations will fit your personality: http://www.roguecc.edu/counseling/hollandcodes/test.asp(link is external)
The World of Work is Evolving
- Change is inevitable – embrace it
- Agility – necessity for both business and employee
- Agile workforces – skills, flexibility and more
- Flexibility – employees need for value and autonomy
- Flexibility – employer needs for profit and productivity
- Finding a balance
|Sources of Occupational Change by 2030|
- Aging and Demographic Change – declining workforce and a need for increased productivity will lead to automation
- Climate Change and Energy – renewable energy – H2O, sun & wind
- Immigration and the Borderless World – cultural diversity, languages
- Digital Technology – automation & information technologies, social network skills
- Personalization – mass customization – could have an impact in the health industry
- Security and stability – privacy and freedom
- Scientific and Technical Advancements – life sciences research, robotics
New Career Exploration Program: myBlueprint
This is the school District's new career exploration program that the School District of Richmond has purchased for all students to plan and showcase their career learning and to create their own portfolios that will be used towards graduation.
Students can visit this site:
Go to sign up and select your secondary school, select student select grade type your 9 digit pen number and create a password to obtain your account.