Portfolio Activities & Assignments
All Students in Career Development are required to maintain and pass in a Portfolio of their work during the course. It is expected that this portfolio will be neat and organized by date as the work is assigned. A list of required pieces to be included will be found here, but anything else that the student's feel applies to their career choices can be included.
Unit 3 - What's out there for Me?
Complete each of the assignments and add them to your portfolio
1. Are you an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs look for an opening in the market and try to create a business to fill that hole. This may mean opening a new business that just doesn't have enough coverage in your local area, or it could be inventing a brand new item that works faster and better than anything else. Either way, you will create a business that meets a need in the economy.
This will be a group project in which you will think up a business that meets one of these needs in Goose Bay. You will need to come up with the premise of your company as well as why it is needed in our town and why you think it will be successful. As a part of this you will need a name, advertising logo and a basic business plan for your company.
2. GMO case study - twisted metal & Silver and silk
This is our third entrepreneur case study from Newfoundland and Labrador businessses. These prize winning jewelers are set up on Newfoundland's Bonivista Peninsula. The article and the questions for it are attached in seperate files below.
3. Important, Urgent or None
These worksheets help students to look at there day's activities and how they choose to use their own time. It starts with a record of their day's activities on sheet 1, then they can organize their usual activities as being important, urgent or just a use of time.
4. The NOC List
Canada's classification of jobs available in the country
5. How do you get started?
One way is to start training with a master in the trade and become an apprentice. Either after post-secondary training or straight out of high school, many jobs need hands on experience before you're ready to work.
6. Employer / Employee Responsibilities
You know that you are expected to do your work when you are at your job, but what are the full responsibilities of both you and your employer ? What can you expect and what must you do as part of this position?
7. How are your Personal management Skills?
Complete this self evaluation of your management skills.
8. Are you a good Communicator?
This worksheet has a short checklist to assess your communication skills and then a section for students to reflect on what they think are they're best characteristics.
Along with the content of this unit, we also completed a number of the Career Cruising Assignments during this time. Each of these can be done with the help of the Career Cruising site. The general login is user: mmc password: goosebay
Career Cruising Worksheet #9
This sheet will have you research one of the job interviews offered in Career Cruising. It was given as a preparation for the interview you will carry out during the job shadowing assignment so you could choose a career for this similar to the one you will shadow so you will be more familiar with the job before you go out. Only side one of this sheet is mandatory, the other side is just to give you sample questions to ask during you shadowing experience.
Career Cruising Worksheet #11
This activity is designed to help students discover if their job field choices are best suited for the skills that they have identified are important to them and that they enjoy using.
Career Cruising Worksheet #12
This activity looks at starting your career though the apprentice program of 'on the job training'. You will explore which types of jobs are offered by apprenticeship and what it takes to go that route.
Career Cruising Worksheet #13
For students hoping to continue their education after high school, Worksheet 13 will help identify universities, colleges or trade schools that offer the courses necessary for that next step in their careers.
The Green Career Packet
This is a collection of career options that you will research within the area of 'Green' Careers. These all deal with helping preserve the environment and/or our natural resources. Please limit yourselves to 10 careers for each area, along with descriptions of each one.