WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?

Career planning is a unique, lifelong process for each person. The Career Practitioner will work with students to explore how interests, skills, values, and personality impact your choice of career direction. It is an active process that begins in the Career and Life Management Class and may continue with meetings with the Career Practitioner and Student Services Counsellor. Individuals will be making career decisions on a continuous basis through their lives.

DOES THE CAREER PRACTITIONER OFFER CAREER TESTS AND ASSESSMENTS?

Any “career tests” are tools for students to learn more about themselves and the potential careers that may be of interest to them. The “tests” are designed to provide career suggestions for exploration but there is no test that will tell a student what they should do as a career. The goal is for students to learn as much as they can about themselves and the careers that are available so they can make an informed decision about their first step after high school.

WILL THE CAREER PRACTITIONER FIND ME A JOB?

Students are given the tools to find their own jobs. The Career Practitioner is willing to edit resumes and cover letters, do practice interviews and provide information about job search skills. Students may receive Work Experience credits for their part time jobs. Please contact Mr. Don Buckie, Off Campus Teacher don.buckie@cssd.ab.ca for more information about the Work Experience Program.

CAREER PLANNING

WHAT IS CAREER PLANNING?

Career planning is a unique, lifelong process for each person. The Career Practitioner will work with students to explore how interests, skills, values, and personality impact your choice of career direction. It is an active process that begins in the Career and Life Management Class and may continue with meetings with the Career Practitioner and Student Services Counsellor. Individuals will be making career decisions on a continuous basis through their lives.

DOES THE CAREER PRACTITIONER OFFER CAREER TESTS AND ASSESSMENTS?

Any “career tests” are tools for students to learn more about themselves and the potential careers that may be of interest to them. The “tests” are designed to provide career suggestions for exploration but there is no test that will tell a student what they should do as a career. The goal is for students to learn as much as they can about themselves and the careers that are available so they can make an informed decision about their first step after high school.

WILL THE CAREER PRACTITIONER FIND ME A JOB?

Students are given the tools to find their own jobs. The Career Practitioner is willing to edit resumes and cover letters, do practice interviews and provide information about job search skills. Students may receive Work Experience credits for their part time jobs. Please contact Mr. Don Buckie, Off Campus Teacher don.buckie@cssd.ab.ca for more information about the Work Experience Program.