CAREER AWARENESS PROGRAM
For more than 25 years, the HIEC Career Centre has provided programs and services that support students as they prepare to transition into high school, allowing them to imagine a post-secondary pathway that will set them up for future success.
Our interactive and student-driven Career Awareness Program provides students with access to current information on a wide range of career options for a variety of learners. The Career Awareness Program complements and extends career/life planning beyond the classroom and is designed to support students as they prepare to make the transition to secondary school.
WE’RE VIRTUAL FOR 2021-2022
We’ve converted our Career Awareness Program into a virtual delivery offering that is perfect for in-person and virtual classrooms, homeschooling pods, libraries and anybody else who is looking to deliver career awareness programming to young people.
Learn more about our virtual program here:
What Can Students Expect from the Career Awareness Program?
- The Career Centre workshop helps students identify their skills and abilities, and gives them the ability to investigate areas of occupational interest
- Students will use a four step inquire process commonly used in career/life planning: knowing yourself; exploring opportunities; making decisions and setting goals; and achieving goals and making transitions
- Students have the opportunity to participate in the life work simulation program, The Real Game, which provides them with a better understanding of working conditions, salaries, future trends, an post-secondary pathways for the job that interest them
I found out about things that interest me that I wouldn’t have found by myself.
The career centre helped me to figure out what job I would like to have. It helped me to decide what types of courses I should take in high school. I am excited to start working now.
This is an AMAZING experience! I think it answered a billion questions that I had! Thank you so much!
Students were able to learn a lot more about potential careers in one afternoon than I could teach them in several classes.
I like that it gets the students thinking more about their education choices and possible careers. Their questions go beyond just our time at the Career Centre.