Learning to Work: Providing students with up-to-date information about future options.

Regardless of their career/life pathway, students may acquire information about future occupations, economic trends and wages in hard-copy or through on-line career resources. Student Services helps students to set realistic career goals and assists in the completion of applications for post-secondary enrollment, apprenticeship programs and scholarships.

To augment its in-school Student Support Services, LCHS currently uses as its web-based resource.

Career Education

Career Education

Career Education contributes to the Goals of Education through helping students to achieve knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the broad areas of learning.

Career development provides the time and space to encourage students to explore their interests and skills. Possibilities including volunteering, employment, apprenticeship, university, technical training, and starting a business can be seen as equally challenging and require appropriate choices depending on individual interests.

The career Education curriculum connects school learning to workplace realities through

  • exploration of career information
  • practice in making decisions
  • support for student planning.

Before you begin career planning, it is important to understand the terms work, job, occupation and career.

  • Work is anything that is done for paid employment or unpaid volunteering.
  • job is the activity that you do at a particular place of employment.
  • An occupation is a category of jobs that require similar training and have similar responsibilities
  • career is a combination of your life experiences: your education, paid work, volunteer work, marital status, family responsibilities, hobbies, leisure and retirement activities, as well as other lifestyle choices you make throughout your lifetime.
  • Career planning is the process of developing your roles and using your experiences to create the life you want to live. Since these roles and experiences are forever changing, it is important to understand that career planning is a very dynamic process and you will continue to evaulate and adjust your career plans in response to external factors such as changes in the workplace, and internal factors such as a shift in interests or a change in life circumstances.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an industry leading online guidance and planning system. As a school division, LPSD, has adopted career crusining as an online portol for students 7-12.

CareerCruising.com is a great site for students to investigate future careers. Some features of this web site are:

  • Career Matchmaking section, an interest assessment tool
  • Explore Careers section, an in-depth profile of careers
  • Explore Education & Training section, information on college, university, and apprenticeship programs to help you plan your education and training
  • Career Portfolio Tool, keeps track of all your career exploration activities
  • Resume Builder, build your resume over a series of years and have it ready when you need it.

Some Basic Information for Career Cruising

Each student will have their own username and password to gain access to their site. Parents will be provided with a copy of this username and password at parent teacher interviews so parents can work with students to support their child as they discover what they might want to do with their life.

Step 1: Career Cruising

Site: www.careercruising.com

Step 2: Login into your account with your username and password.

Step 3: Complete the following

A) Assessments

1. Career Matchmaker
- Allows you to see why they have given you this career.
- Allows you to edit or view answers.
2. My Skills
- Allows you to edit or view answers.
3. Learning Style Inventory

Avoid answers of “Does Not Matter”.

B) Portfolio

- Add own files and links.

C) Printer Friendly Version of all to Print off.

D) Sidebar
- If there are little flaps that mean there are other areas to see or that you have completed.

E) Career Preparation
- Clusters: allows you to see groupings of careers.