Apex Academy Courses

Career Studies, Grade 10

Respected Online High School offering GLC2O

Career Studies, Grade 10

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends and seek opportunities within the school and community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work. On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their postsecondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first postsecondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.

Prerequisite: None

Course Outline

Module 1 Overview: Get Real - You have options, you have Purpose

Guiding Question:
How do I learn and how can I use this information to begin my quest for life after secondary school?

In this module you will begin to learn about who you are, and how you learn. This is just the beginning to discover your capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. The topics that will be explored are learning styles, multiple intelligences, and the development of skills needed in the workforce.

Module 2 Overview: Choose Your Own Adventure… Pathways after High School

Guiding Question:
What do I want to do in the future? How do I get there?

In this module you will learn about your post-secondary options (College/University, Straight to Work, Apprenticeships and Entrepreneurship) and the ideas related to each pathway. You will also learn the courses in high school that are necessary to obtain your career goals, what entrepreneurship means, and the basics regarding starting your own business. Finally, what are the various fields of work, what does the job market hold for the future, and how to acquire and fill out a job application. 

Module 3 Overview: Skills in Searching and Applying for Jobs

Guiding Question:
What do resumes and cover letters say about me? How can I sell myself at a job interview?

In this module you will begin to understand how to obtain a job and understand the importance of a resume and cover letter in the process. Students will create their own resume and cover letter, which will culminate in a mock interview for a job posting. 

Assessment Breakdown

Course Work and Assignments: 70%
Culminating Independent Study Project: 30%