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Post-Secondary Planning

Post-Secondary Pathways
Determining what job you would like to do for the rest of your life is a hard decision! There are many different pathways you can take after high school:
  • An apprenticeship is formal training for those who want a career in the skilled trades. It combines training on the job and in the classroom.
  • Colleges will teach you the skills and information necessary to perform a particular job.
  • Universities will teach you skills such as research, communication, analysis and critical thinking that can be applied to many types of positions and job areas. 
Career Planning Resources
According to statistics, approximately 70% of students make a change to their intended plan once they start an apprenticeship, college or university program. This is because sometimes you don’t know if it is really the best fit until you get there! If you are undecided about which pathway is best for you, this website covers your options.
Career Cruising is a helpful website to help you discover your interests and link those to potential careers. Ask your Gr.10 Careers or Discovering the Workplace teacher for the free login and password or come to Guidance and we can share it with you too.
Deciding on a career can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re not sure what you want to do in the future. This page will help guide you through the career planning process. It points out some important things for you to consider as you choose the career path that’s right for you.  
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most relevant choices in education and training and current local data on wages, employment and job postings.
Planning for Specific Job Sectors