Ministry announces Career Studies pilot project

March 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

Today, the Ministry made the following announcement: Preparing Students to Thrive in Ontario’s Innovative Economy: Ontario Launches 29 Career Studies Pilot Projects Across Province

From the announcement: “Ontario is partnering with educators on 29 pilot projects across the province to revise the current career studies course and help students develop the skills they need to compete in the rapidly changing and highly competitive global economy.

The career studies pilot projects will include the development of innovative learning opportunities related to financial literacy, entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy, and career/life planning. Teachers will examine ways to:

  • Equip students with the skills and knowledge they will need in the new global economy
  • Help students explore all career paths and opportunities
  • Support the teaching and learning of the course through a variety of new methods”

And: Quick Facts

  • The career studies pilot projects will run until June 2017.
  • The pilot locations represent the geographic diversity of the province, including participation of all four publicly funded school systems.
  • Each of the 29 educators were selected through an application process to participate with their students in their respective pilot project.
  • In 2016, the province announced that instruction on financial literacy would be a mandatory part of the career studies course.Ontario has published two resource guides detailing opportunities and topics related to financial literacy and how it is woven throughout Ontario’s elementary and secondary curriculum.”

Also read today’s Toronto Star article by Andrea Gordon Ontario launches plan to teach high school kids financial skills

Check it out!


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