50 hours per year – 2 periods per week (PWT)
75 hours per year – 3 periods per week (SST)
This class aims to help students get ready for their future workplace. This course is intended to enable students to make a smooth transition between school and the job market. It gives them an opportunity to prepare for the challenges involved in entering the job market and provides reference points to help them develop strategies when looking for a job and for remaining employed.
In this class, students should learn about the job market, how to enter it and how to stay safe and healthy by;
- discover their values, their interests and what motivates them (career quizzes, personality test, etc.),
- Learning about different professions and job characteristics (work alone/with a team, day shift/night shift, flexible schedule or fixed schedule, physical work/office work, salary, schedule, requirements, etc.)
- Knowing where to look for information on the job market (local organization, newspaper, website, etc.)
- Identifying and reading certain documents related to job research: employment offer, papers adds at school or NV, resume, forms, job postings etc.
- Learning about laws and regulations related to work (safety, security, protection equipment, licences, etc.)
- Learning about different documents related to job market: resume, cover letter, job posting, etc.
* Remember that you can combine different teachings and subjects. For example, writing a cover letter can target both Preparation for the job market and ESL learning targets.
You can contact your education consultant if you have more question.
Competency 1: Establishes his/her personal and occupational profile
- Examines his/her personal characteristics
- Reflects on the reasons for his/her achievements
- Discovers his/her occupational interests through a variety of activities
Competency 2: Gains an understanding of the job market
- Becomes familiar with the characteristics of the job market
- Gathers information about work situations
- Envisions himself/herself as a future worker
Competency 3: Carries out a socio-vocational integration plan
- Develops a plan
- Implements the plan
- Evaluates the plan
At the end of the program, students will
- be familiar with their personal and work-related resources and how to mobilize them,
- have a relatively clear understanding of the job market,
- have developed and implemented an integration plan adapted to their personal profile and the opportunities available.
Competency 1: The student establishes his/her personal and occupational profile by
- reflecting on his/her personal self,
- analysing his/her achievements,
- making connections between his/her personal and occupational characteristics.
Competency 2: The student gains an understanding of the job market by
- understanding the characteristics of the job market,
- using a variety of means of exploration in the job market,
- the relevance of his/her thoughts on his/her future role as a worker.
Competency 3: The student carries out a socio-vocational integration plan by
- determining the steps involved in the conception of the plan,
- managing the plan and putting it into practice,
- reflecting on the plan.
The goal of this subject is to ready students for their professional life and how to navigate it.
The Ministry’s program content is presented in the document below. It provides a list of strategies, attitudes, techniques and tools for the student to use to meet the learning targets as well as examples and possible application of the different concepts.