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                                                                  Career Development 2201
                                                                              Course Outline

Career education is an ongoing process through which learners integrate their personal, family, school, work, and community learning experiences to facilitate career and lifestyle choices. The emphasis should be on learning for life rather than learning for school. Career Development 2201 is designed to help students develop the skills they need to make effective career decisions throughout their lives. Students will increase their awareness of who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there.

Career Development 2201 is a two credit course designed for all high school students. This course, including the 30 hour Community Contribution volunteer component, is required for high school graduation in Newfoundland and Labrador

Authorized Resources:    Careers for Life (Nelson 2006)

Course Outline

  • Unit 1 - Why am I doing this?
  • Unit 2 - Who am I?
  • Unit 3 - What is out there for me?
  • Unit 4 – How do I get where I want to go?


  • Assignments/Projects - 40%
This includes journal writing, activity sheets, poster assignments, media projects and movie reviews.

  • Employability Skills Portfolio - 25%
           This project requires students to collect credentials, demonstrate leadership, teamwork and personal skills in order to prepare for the world of work.

  • Final Assignment - 25%
This includes a research assignment on a career of the student’s choosing. The assignment will require the student to apply concepts studied throughout the year.

  • Business Writing – 10%
This section includes cover letters, resumes, job applications, and thank you letters.

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