This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends, and seek opportunities within the school and community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work. On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their postsecondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first postsecondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.
Course Code: GLC2O
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 0.5
Unit 1: What in the World?
Students will explore current economic and societal trends and opportunities in order to assist them in making more informed career/life choices.
Unit 2: Now me!
Students will develop an awareness of the positive impact that young people have on their own development, their school, their community, and the world.
Unit 3: What About the Future
Students will relate what they have learned about themselves, the world of work, and community involvement to options for present and future opportunities.