Resources For Educators
This section contains lesson plans to assist educators with guiding students on how to use the various tools offered by WorkBC.
The WorkBC Website Lesson Plan introduces students to the WorkBC website as a comprehensive resource for career planning, job search, and labour market information that will continue to be applicable to their career planning after they leave secondary school. With the lesson plan students will:
- explore the WorkBC website and research information related to their career interests and objectives.
- identify and develop three possible career paths
- apply the information on the WorkBC website to the achievement of their career goals
- research a job posting on the WorkBC site and simulate a job application
The Build-a-Career Lesson Plan teaches students how to use the Build a Career Smartphone app to self-assess and identify potential careers of interest, how to investigate BC’s labour market and relate labour market information to careers of interest and how to engage in career and education planning including the consideration of employment rates in employment sectors.
The Career Explorers Lesson Plan will help educators to instruct students on how to learn the seven different regions of BC as highlighted in Career Explorers, as well as corresponding primary industries and careers and the correct vocabulary related to the Career Explorers career titles. It will also help students gain an understanding of the significance of selected place names in BC and the wide variety of careers to choose from. Students will also learn to:
- read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of a grade-appropriate website
- view and demonstrate comprehension of visual texts
- use interpersonal skills necessary to build positive relationships while working with a partner
- speak with and listen to others to share ideas, solve problems and complete tasks
- use appropriate strategies when interacting with others, when expressing and presenting ideas and information, and when listening, to clarify meaning
- use speaking and listening to improve and extend thinking
The Job Trend Tracker Lesson Plan will help students develop a knowledge and understanding of the range of career choices available to them, the prospects for success in those careers, and the actions required to pursue specific career paths and will help them gain experience in planning for, and working towards, career and life goals. Students will be able to:
- describe the regional breakdown of labour market forecasts in BC and the National Occupational Classification (NOC) framework for organizing occupations in Canada
- demonstrate skill in using the Job Trend Tracker tool to research and learn about labour
- market projections for various occupations
- understand how labour market projections inform career planning
- demonstrate how to apply labour market forecasts to the process of their career planning
- demonstrate career research and career planning skills
With the Career Trek Lesson Plan students will Access information about 52 featured occupations in B.C., profiled in the Career Trek online resources and videos. They will be able demonstrate an understanding of labour market information related to these careers such as: skills needed, salary, education required and job prospects. They will learn how to research and analyze future job prospects of the jobs in B.C. identified on the Career Trek website, reflect on the relationship between work skills and career goals and determine the education required to fulfill specific job requirements.
The Boss Yourself smartphone app is designed to encourage youth to consider business ownership as a career choice. The app includes challenges that introduce basic business skills, an inspirational video, information on the basics of starting and running a business and links to resources. Lesson plan activities show students how to use the app through creating a business venture, a mock business website and interviewing a mentor.