Career EducationSeptember 28, 2021
Career Education at Tec Voc
Are you looking to explore different career options or get a credit for working or volunteering in your community? Need help applying for scholarships or looking for employment? Come talk to one of the teachers or our school’s career intern in the Career Education Centre.
Credit for Employment (CFE)
The CFE offers students the opportunity to earn high school credits in an authentic paid work environment. Students will find their own employer and earn up to 2 credits based on the number of hours worked. These courses allow students to develop essential and employability skills and apply health and safety awareness to their workplace experience.
By locating and participating in paid employment, students will have an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills they learned in the Career Development Life/Work courses. Students will also benefit from valuable work experience and employer feedback that will contribute to their career/life planning.
Career Development Internship (CDI)
The CDI offers students the opportunity to participate in an unpaid internship placement in a career of their interest, all while earning high school credits.
Internship credits integrate career development theory, knowledge, essential skills, employability skills, and attitudes with meaningful learning experiences in an internship setting. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired through internships can increase students’ competence and confidence, and provide more awareness of the expectations of a profession and the employment opportunities that exist in their community, as well as the educational and training requirements for these opportunities.
Work Experience Placements
Work placements are one of several ways of achieving the teaching/learning goals, objectives, and/or outcomes stated in the Manitoba Curriculum. While most commonly implemented in vocational programming, work placements can be utilized in any eligible curricula.
Work placement is neither a program nor a course. There is no provincial work placement curriculum. Rather, it is a means of achieving teaching/learning goals, objectives, and/or outcomes within existing courses. Work placement should be used in conjunction with other instructional strategies to provide diverse learning experiences that support all kinds of learners.
Another component of Career Development Program is the Grade 11 Mentorship Program. This program matches students with professionals who work in the students' career area of interest. Students visit the professionals in their workplaces and shadow them. Students get an inside look into their career of choice, while having important questions answered and developing a network of contacts.
High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)
The High School Apprenticeship Program falls within the Senior Years Technology Education Program. In Manitoba, apprenticeship training is administered by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade. Apprenticeship is a training relationship involving an apprentice (student worker), an employer, and the Apprenticeship Branch. An employer hires an apprentice to meet an existing or projected skill need. A contractual arrangement is established among the employer, the apprentice, and the Apprenticeship Branch.
The HSAP is an extension and enhancement of regular apprenticeship training and is an integration of institutional education and the workplace. This work experience provides students with credits that can be used towards continued apprenticeship training after high school graduation.
Community Service Student-Initiated Project (CSSIP)
Students can contribute to their community by volunteering for worthwhile causes or organizations. The civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes obtained from such community service activities can increase a student’s self-esteem and maturity and provide more awareness of the needs of others in the community.
S.T.E.P (Student Training Employability Program)
This is a comprehensive, individualized work education program focused to meet many of the needs of these learners and provide work-integrated learning opportunities. Students in the program will attend academic classes for six weeks, followed by a work/volunteer placement for three weeks. This cycle will continue throughout the school year. The work site component of the program will allow students to gain practical work experience, develop references, explore future careers and improve connections within our city, community and school. Students who complete the program will graduate with a regular high school diploma, however it should be noted that the intention of the academic work and work placements are to prepare the students with skills to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students must be referred to this program by a teacher, counsellor, principal, etc. Please contact Mr. Punton, STEP coordinator for more details.