There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.——Michael Nolan
This past Friday, CIS had its first Career Orientation Day and included everyone Grade 1 to Grade 12. During the two hour event, they had a chance to explore different career options and communicate with some leaders in their respective industries.
The 14 professions were chosen based on a student survey of future careers that they most interested in including: lawyer, doctor, teacher, architect, diplomat, football player, businessman, reporter, banker, computer programmer and police officer.
What do you do when you are at work? Did you pass exams to get this job? What do I need to do to become a professional?
To satisfy our students’ curiosity, our guests brought out their best in introducing their career. The arrival of Mr. Huang, famous soccer player from Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club brought the house into excitement, he had his club flags and pictures on display at a table full of soccer fans. It was definitely an exciting table!
While presentations happened one after another, students were rotating from different tables to get to know different jobs. The best way for them to understand both the excitement and obstacles of a job is to talk to someone that has experienced it!
Career education is an important part of Alberta Curriculum. Our Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) course provides students in grades 5 to 9 the opportunity to explore their interests within various occupational areas and technologies.
Through CTF, students may plan, design, create, and implement solutions for relevant real-life problems. As students engage in hands-on challenges, they develop social, interpersonal, life, and work skills as well as practical knowledge about various industries, issues and technologies.
In high school, Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is designed for students to explore their interests and career options. It also offers students opportunities to develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives and improve their employability following high school, thus prepares students for today’s dynamic world of work.
CIS is happy to work with our wonderful teachers, parents and partners together to provide a chance for students to explore and develop deeper understanding of future careers. It is our responsibility to provide our future leaders with all the exciting possibilities the world has to offer. Thank you for everyone coming to our Career Orientation Day!