Career awareness experiences help students learn about the variety of careers available and what skills or education is required for them. These experiences are specifically focused on local, regional and provincial labour market needs.
A quality career awareness program is coordinated and designed using many experiences to introduce students to careers and industry sectors in a sequenced way over several years. Examples of career awareness activities include career fairs, field trips, spotlight speaker sessions, Yes 2 It and Maker Days.
Develop a plan before you offer career awareness activities. This will ensure the elements required to be successful are in place well before marketing the program to students. Learn more about incorporating these activities into your strategic plan: