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Future Planning

Learning to set goals and plan for the future is an essential activity and a requirement for all students in grades 7-12.  In order to support education and career/life planning students investigate various aspects of themselves as they relate to their current learning and future planning by addressing several key questions. 

myBlueprint education planner is a tool all student can use to plan for their futures.  The tool is also available to parents. Visit the website, create an account and link with your teen for secondary and post-secondary planning. 

Other Career Planning Resources

  • JobsPeopleDo.com - Check with the ​guidance department for Username and Password information to use the site at home
    • Targeted toward Grades 7 – 12 students in Canada
    • Comprehensive databank of Canadian jobs and careers
    • Over 500 job videos allowing students an inside look at many different occupations
    • Overview of recommended courses and the approximate salary you can expect in that job
    • Career Quizzes that match your skills and knowledge to potential jobs or industries
    • Canadian "Skills needs"- a geographical highlight of jobs in specific regions
  • Ontario Prospects: Ontario's Guide to Career Planning
  • Ontario Skills Passport
  • Passport to Prosperity - supporting employers who provide a school-work experience
  • Information for Students from the Ministry of Education
  • Live Safe! Work Smart! - health and safety resources
  • Tip Sheets for Workplace Safety - for students, employers, supervisors and parents

University

Researching Programs and Universities

Exploring Student Life at University

College

Researching Programs and Colleges

Exploring Student Life at College

Applying to Colleges

Private College

Workplace

Employers are interested in finding employees with the types of skills that can be used in the workplace. Find out how your skills match up with what employers are looking for by following the links to the Ontario Skills Passport.

Ontario Skills Passport The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations and are transferable from school to work, job to job and sector to sector.

Resume Writing
http://www.careercruising.com/
http://www.mazemaster.on.ca/jobsearch/ready.htm

Job Search Skills
http://www.mazemaster.on.ca/jobsearch/jobsearch.htm

Job Connect ~ counselors help you find a job
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/training/cepp/aboutjc.html

Job Bank ~ electronic listing of jobs across Canada
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/