Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths (1999)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Ontario is using a comprehensive strategy to support every step of the career education learning process for secondary students, including those at risk of dropping out.

The board helps students learn about themselves by providing them with Career.MAX, a self-assessment tool that helps students identify their skill strengths, and explore career options related to those strengths.

The Dufferin-Peel board also provides students with timely information about job forecasts; skills required for a particular job; and the training required to develop job skills. In addition, it enables secondary students combine schoolwork with exposure to the world of work through tours of industrial plants.

The board also has a program called Career Contractor available for 16- to 19-year-olds who have dropped out of school. The program helps young people understand that they can improve their lives through their own efforts.

Other initiatives focus on connecting students and teachers with people in business and industry; helping employment insurance recipients build necessary skills; and linking the part-time job experiences of at-risk students to school credits.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths 1999. Web. 28 Oct. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/dufferin_peel_catholic/dufferin_peel_catholic.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1999). Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths. Retrieved October 28, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/dufferin_peel_catholic/dufferin_peel_catholic.pdf
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