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General Amherst High School
Guidance And Career Studies
CAREER STUDIES - Open (0.5 credit)

This compulsory course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work and contribute to their communities. Students' learning will include assessing their own knowledge, skills, and characteristics and investigating economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning options, prepares students for community-based learning, and helps them build the capabilities needed for managing work, and life transitions. Students will design action plans for pursuing their goals.


Prerequisite: GLC2O Admission for this course is limited.
Registrants will be asked to complete an application form and will be granted a personal interview after which students will be contacted by a counsellor regarding admission. This course prepares and motivates students to provide leadership and assistance to others in their schools and communities. Students will develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, coaching, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management, and apply them in roles such as tutoring, mentoring, and student council involvement; and learn the value and complexity of social diversity, while acquiring an appreciation of the importance of contributing to their communities and helping others throughout their lives.