For more than 30 years, the HIEC Career Centre has provided programs and services that support students as they prepare to transition into high school, allowing them to imagine a post-secondary pathway that will set them up for future success.

Our interactive and student-driven Career Awareness Program provides students with access to current information on a wide range of career options for a variety of learners. The Career Awareness Program complements and extends career/life planning beyond the classroom and is designed to support students as they prepare to make the transition to secondary school.

What Can Students Expect from the Career Awareness Program?

  • The Career Centre workshop helps students identify their skills and abilities, and gives them the ability to investigate areas of occupational interest
  • Students will use a four step inquire process commonly used in career/life planning: knowing yourself; exploring opportunities; making decisions and setting goals; and achieving goals and making transitions
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the life work simulation program, The Real Game, which provides them with a better understanding of working conditions, salaries, future trends, an post-secondary pathways for the job that interest them

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Virtual Career Lab (VCL)

We’ve converted our Career Awareness Program into a virtual delivery offering that is perfect for in-person and virtual classrooms, homeschooling pods, libraries and anybody else who is looking to deliver career awareness programming to young people.

Learn more about our virtual program by clicking here, or browsing the boruchure below!

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