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My IPP Portfolio
Career Clusters
Post-Secondary Pathways Plan
Problem Solving
Job Search Package
EXPLORING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The Pathways of Pioneers Interview
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities!
Report Cards and Certificates
Occupation/Career Option #1: Social Worker

Why would this occupation or career be suitable to you?
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. A career of being a social worker was my third option. The main aspects of this job are considering the feelings, views or behaviour of others, helping others with their social and personal problems and being responsible for other people’s safety or well-being. I think I would really like doing these things as a career. In the skills part, the core skills are: explaining, listening, asking questions to gain information, caring for people, handling people tactfully, advising, problem solving, reading, and presenting ideas and information in writing. I believe I am skilled in all these aspects.

Education or Training Requirements:
On career cruising, there is a list of general high school courses that would help me in becoming a social worker.
Grade 9: English, mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, French, health and physical education, and family and consumer sciences
Grade 10: English, mathematics, science, social Studies, personal and career development, business, and family and consumer sciences.
Grade 11: English, mathematics, science, social studies, business and management, child care and development, and human services.
Grade 12: English, mathematics, economics, law, politics / philosophy / world issues, child care and development, housing studies, human services.

Postsecondary Education or Training:
The minimum education I need to have is a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. However, many employers look for a master’s degree. A master’s degree is generally required to advance to senior positions and to do specialized work such as therapy. Courses related are psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. University teaching positions require a PhD in social work.



Option #2: Child Youth Worker

Why would this occupation or career be suitable to you?
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. A career of being Child Youth Worker was my fourth option. The main aspects of the job are working with children and teenagers, helping others with their social and personal problems, persuading and motivating other people. I think I would enjoy doing these things as a career. The core skills required are listening, asking questions to gain information, providing customer or client service, handling people tactfully, advising, using skills in counting, measuring and arithmetic, reading, presenting ideas and information in writing, planning, organizing people and physical resources and leading. I think I am skillful in all these requirements.

Education or Training Requirements:
On career cruising, there is a list of general high school courses that would help me in becoming a child and youth worker.
Grade 9: English, mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, French, health and physical education, family and consumer sciences.
Grade 10: English, mathematics
Science, social studies, personal and career, development, business, family and consumer sciences.
Grade 11: English, mathematics, science, social studies, business and management, child care and development, human services.
Grade 12: English, mathematics, economics, law, politics / philosophy / world issues, child care and development, housing studies, human services.

Postsecondary Education or Training:
The minimum educational requirement to become a child and youth worker is usually a diploma in child and youth care. Programs are available at colleges across the country and typically last 2 to 3 years. Many programs require students to complete one or more supervised field placements to gain on-the-job training. A bachelor’s degree in this area or in a related field, such as social work, psychology, or sociology is helpful to. High school graduates may be able to substitute apprenticeship training or previous experience in a social service environment for a diploma or degree.

Option #3: Mental Health Nurse

Why would this occupation or career be suitable to you?
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. A career of being a Mental Health Nurse was my second option. The main aspects of the job are providing medical care and treatment for people, considering the feelings, views or behaviour of others and helping people with emotional or psychological problems. I think I would like doing these jobs. The core skills required are explaining, listening, asking questions to gain information, observing people, teaching and training, caring for people, handling people tactfully, record keeping, evaluating, reading and planning. I think I have all these skills.

Education or Training Requirements:
On career cruising, there is a list of general high school courses that would help me in becoming a mental health nurse.
Grade 9: English, mathematics, sciences, social studies, computers, creative arts, health and physical education, French.
Grade 10: English, mathematics, science, social studies, personal and career development, health and physical education business / computers.
Grade 11: English, mathematics, probability and statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, health and physical education and business and management / computers.
Grade 12: English, algebra and geometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, health and physical education and business and management / computers.

Postsecondary Education or Training:
You must become a registered nurse (RN) before you can become a mental health nurse. Students must earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in order to become a RN. The exact route to becoming a mental health nurse after you have obtained your RN qualification depends on the employer. Some train RNs on the job, and others may require them to have obtained specialized training in mental health before they are hired. Post-graduate programs in mental health nursing are available at a number of colleges and universities.


Title : Server at Red Lobster

Job Description Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to fulfill our guests' craving for a Refreshing Seaside Dining Experience by:

Demonstrating genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with the guest and delivering an exceptional dining experi-ence

Guiding guests through menus while demonstrating thorough knowledge of the food, beverages and ingredients

Taking accurate orders and partnering with team members to serve food and beverages that meet or exceed guests' expectations

Providing friendly and attentive service that makes guests feel well taken care of and builds their intent to return


Job Type Dining Room Staff
Restaurant Lo-cation Peterborough
Address 870 Lansdowne Street W.
City Peterborough
State ON
Zip code K9J1Z7

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=67844&PartnerId=25377&siteid=5172&codes=IND

Resume
Tamara Kimball
631C Crawford Drive K9J 3W9
Home: 705-874-9889
Email: tamara.kimball@hotmail.com

Education
• St Monica Elementary School, Montreal Quebec 2001 - 2007
• Roger Neilson Public School, Peterborough Ontario 2007 - 2009
• Kenner Collegiate and Vocal Institute, Peterborough Ontario 2009 - Present

Experience / Volunteer
• St John Ambulance Babysitting and CPR course April 2009
• Babysitting 2009 - Present
• Volunteered at Little Lake Cemetery (to clean and restore old graves) Summer 2012
• Volunteered at Little Lake Cemetery for their Doors Open Event (handed out refreshments)
May 2013
• Currently Employed at the McDonalds on Lansdowne Street West

Achievements
• Leadership Award June 2009
• Optimism Award September 2009
• Integrity Award May 2010
• Optimism Award October 2010
• Honesty Award March 2011
• AAACS Award (for my participation in athletics, academics, arts and community services)
June 2011
• Honour Roll 2011, 2012, 2013

Skills / Attributes
• I am currently taking the French course in the International Baccalaureate program at Kenner Collegiate
• I am responsible and respectful
• I am always on time
• I always have a positive attitude
• I am a quick learner and well adaptable
• I am honest and always ready to get the job done


Interests
• Outdoors (Swimming and camping)
• Athletics
• Art
• Volunteering
References Available Upon Request

Cover Letter
December 9th, 2013
Red Lobster
Server
870 Lansdowne Street W. Peterborough ON. Canada

Dear Mr. Employer
My name is Tamara Kimball. I am sixteen years old and I live in the south end of Peterborough not too far from the Red Lobster location. I am looking to apply for the position of a server at this Red Lob-ster. I found an ad on the Red Lobster career site and I believe the job would be a great fit for me. I believe working at Red Lobster would be a good experience for me.
I have learned responsibility from my many babysitting jobs throughout my life and I know how to take care of people. I am currently working at the McDonalds on Lansdowne street west. I have learned to multi-task and I have learned to work as a team. I have great communication skills and I am very outgoing and polite. I use initiative to check if customers are satisfied and do my best to make sure they are happy. In school, I always hand in my work on time and I make sure it is done to the best of my abilities. I always try to strive towards excellence and I am almost always on the honour roll, scoring an average mark of 80% or higher. I have received multiple optimism awards in school and I have received awards for integrity. I believe I can use these qualities as a server to make sure staff and employees are satisfied.
With all these qualities, I believe I can become a great asset to the Red Lobster staff. I am always open for an interview and I hope you will take inters in me. You can contact me at 705-874-9889 or by email: tamara.kimball@hotmail.com. I am usually home after 3pm on weekdays and you may call anytime on the weekend. If you do not reach me, feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading this letter and I will drop by with another resume as soon as I can.

Yours sincerely,

Tamara Kimball
631C Crawford Drive
Peterborough, Ontario

Thank-you Letter
December 9th, 2013

Dana Miller
Red Lobster
Server
870 Lansdowne Street W. Peterborough ON. Canada

Dear Mrs. Miller,

I would like to thank-you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to interview me for the job as a server at Red Lobster. I would think you had many applicants and I am very glad I could get the opportunity to talk to you personally.

After our interview, I feel even better about applying for this job. I believe all the qualities a server must have, I possess. I am very outgoing, friendly and polite and I will always leave the customer happy and satisfied. I am always on time and ready to get the job done. I am capable in working as a team and I think I would be a large asset to your staff.

I am very interested in this position and look forward to hearing from you once the final decisions are made regarding this position. You can contact me if any further information is required at 705-874-9889 and as well at tamara.kimball@hotmail.com. Once again, thank-you for your time!

Yours sincerely,
Tamara Kimball

Thank-you Email

To: dana.miller@redlobster.ca
From: tamara.kimball@hotmail.com
Subject: Thank-you

Dear Mrs. Miller,

I would like to thank-you very much for interviewing me for the position of server at your Red Lobster Location. I know you must have a busy schedule and it means a lot that you took the time to interview me.

After our interview, I feel even more prepared to take on the job as server. I believe I have all the qualities you are looking for in a server at your restaurant. I am always prompt and ready to get the job finished efficiently. I am easy-going and I have a warm attitude that would make customers feel welcome. I can work good under pressure and I am great in a team environment.

Once again thank-you for the opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you once the final decisions are made regarding this position. If you have any more inquires, feel free to contact me at 705-874-9889 or by email: tamara.kimball@hotmail.com. Have a nice day!

Yours sincerely,
Tamara Kimball

List the Career Clusters that you discovered as being best suited to your skills and interests:
1. Medical & Health
2. Education & Social Services

List the top eight to ten Career Occupations related to your Career Cluster(s):
1. Public Health Nurse
2. Mental Health Nurse
3. Social Worker
4. Children and Youth Worker
5. Correctional Officer
6. Physiotherapy Assistant
7. Early Childhood Educator
8. Osteopathic Physician
9. Naturopath
10. Dermatologist

Career/Occupation # 1: Social Worker

Job Description:
• Social workers provide individuals and families with the resources and support they need to address personal and social issues
• Assess which services clients need
• Provide information on programs and services, such as legal aid
• Counsel clients on addiction, depression, abuse, or other issues
• Meet with clients to track progress
• Develop and review social service programs and policies

Earnings:
• $25,000 to $80,000 a year for most
• The average is between $52,000 and $66,000 a year
• Earnings depend on employer, experience, and education

Working Conditions:
• Employers include government departments, school boards, mental health clinics, and community health and social service agencies
• Work in offices, but travel to meet with clients and attend meetings
• Usually work 40 hours a week, sometimes including evenings and weekends
• The work can be emotionally draining

Required Education/Training:
• At least a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
• A master’s degree is required for some positions
• Registration with the provincial governing body is usually required
Essential Skills Required:
• Emotionally mature
• An interest in helping others
• Good with people
• Problem-solving skills
• Communication skills

Future Prospects:
1. Intern / Intake Worker
2. Therapist / Direct Service Provider
3. Senior Therapist / Administrator

Career/Occupation # 2: Child and Youth Worker

Job Description:
•Child and youth workers provide support and guidance to children and teens with emotional, behavioural and developmental programs
• Counsel clients one on one or in group therapy sessions
• Plan and lead activities, such as local trips or games
• Encourage youths to make positive decisions
• Record clients’ progress and write reports
• Provide support and information to clients’ families

Earnings:
• $24,000 to $50,000 a year for most
• Supervisors can earn more
• Salaries depend on education, experience, employer, and responsibilities

Working Conditions:
• Employed by government departments, treatment centers, group homes, youth shelters, schools, and community organizations
• Some live in residential facilities with youth
• The work can be stressful and emotionally draining
• Usually work 35 to 40 hours a week, sometimes including evenings and weekends
• Some work shifts or are on call

Required Education/Training:
• At least a diploma in child and youth care
• A bachelor's degree is required by some employers
• Apprenticeship programs are available in some provinces

Essential Skills Required:
• Communication skills
• Emotionally mature and stable
• Resourceful and decisive
• Work well under pressure
• Creative

Future Prospects:
1. Probationary Youth Worker
2. Youth Worker
3. Program Manager
4. Executive Director

Career/Occupation # 3: Mental Health Nurse

Job Description:
• Mental health nurses provide care and support to people with emotional and mental disorders
• Observe and assess patients’ conditions
• Provide therapeutic care and treatment
• Treatment can include counseling, recreational activities, and medication
• Keep patients safe and help them adjust to their environments
• Educate the community about mental health issues

Earnings:
• $45,000 to $90,000 a year for most
• Earnings may increase with overtime
• Part-time nurses are paid by the hour

Working Conditions:
• Work in hospitals, clinics, prisons, schools, and government agencies
• Usually work 35 to 40 hours a week
• Some work shifts, including evenings and weekends
• Dealing with mentally ill patients can be stressful
• Local travel may be required

Required Education/Training:
• In some provinces, candidates must train as registered nurses
• In other provinces, a post-secondary program in psychiatric nursing is required
• Registration with the regulatory body in your province

Essential Skills Required:
• Communication skills
• Work well as part of a team or one-on-one
• Patient and compassionate
• Able to calm people who are scared or confused

Future Prospects:
1. Staff Nurse
2. Experienced Mental Health Nurse
3. Clinical Nurse Specialist

Name: Fred Blowes
Age: 53
Occupation: Guidance Councillor at Kenner Collegiate

Q1: Can you briefly describe to me what it is that you do in your job? What are your daily duties and responsibilities?

A1: All kinds of stuff. First priority is taking care of students and the school, as well as the staff. Making sure the time tables are correct for the students, making sure they are all in the right classes. Counselling students with personal issues, sometimes with home school and friends. It’s helping them to become successful students in the school and healthy individuals.

Q2: When you were in high school, what was your “dream job?”

A2: To be a teaching coach and be involved in athletics at some point. Some position in athletics.

Q3: Did you have a plan/pathway in mind to achieve that goal? What was it? How successful were you in following this plan?

A3: Well it was a tough choice. I had to do my university degree in human kinetics at the University of Windsor. I did my master’s degree in human kinetics then I had a choice to make; either pursue a PhD in sports administration or do teachers college. But at the same time I was doing my masters I was coaching high school football in Windsor, helping them out, and this is where I wanted to be, working with high school kids and coaching them. So this is where I want to be.

Q4: After high school, which of these was part of your postsecondary experience?

A4: After high school I went straight into university, at the University of Windsor. From day one that was where I was going. It was different back then compared to now. Now there is a lot more choices to go into.

Q5: Are you currently employed in the “dream job” you thought you were going to have in high school? If not, why not?

A5: Yeah, I mean I am in a good job. Great job, I love what I do. I enjoy coming to school every day. I never call it work; I call it coming to school. Never had a sick day in 27 years of teaching. I just love being here, being around young people. My dream job? Yeah I guess it’s close to that or coaching at a higher level in university, that would be a cool job.
Q6: Do you have a postsecondary degree or diploma? If so, how useful was it in obtaining the job you currently have? Furthermore, are you working in the field for which you trained or educated? If not, why not?

A6: Yes so I went to University to get my masters then went onto teachers college at Western, did that, done exactly what I wanted to do. In addition to that in order to be in guidance I had to take extra courses. So I got my guidance part 1, part 2 and my specialist in guidance and specialist in physical education at the same time. I also have my principal qualifications to as well with my other degrees.

Q7: How did you get your first postsecondary job or career? Was it through an advertised position or by word of mouth?

A7: Good question. Well when I was first coming out of teachers college there was hardly any teaching jobs at all and I wanted to stay in the London-Stratford area because that was where I was from and I liked it there but there was no jobs so I sent my resume to different boards of education where I wanted to work, I didn’t want to work in Toronto or other big cities, and I knew Peterborough from playing lacrosse here many years ago. I got a phone call in June from the principal at Lakefield high school who turned out to be the lacrosse coach for team Canada and they said “Hey I saw on your resume you used to play junior A lacrosse and would you like to come down for an interview and help start a lacrosse program with me here in our small school”. So that’s where it all started, it was great, I got lucky.

Q8: Are you still employed in that same job or career? If so, how many years have you been employed there? Do you still see yourself working there five or ten years from now?

A8: Well this is my 26th year of teaching and this is my second high school. I spent 13 years at Lakefield high school and I’ve been here since 2001, at Kenner. I was head of physical education at Lakefield and taught anthropology and psychology as well. Now I do a bit of physical education and guidance full time now. Yeah it’s been a bit of a career change, different schools are nice sometimes.

Q9: Have changes in technology affected your job? If so, how have they affected it?

A9: Absolutely, computers are used for everything now. It does our time table changes for us automatically. It does a lot of stuff. Just the whole means of communication now is instantly given to you right away instead of waiting.

Q10: What is difficult to learn these new technologies?

A10: It just took time and practice.

Q11: Has it improved your job? Made it easier?

A11: Yeah it has improved time table changes and made it easier.

• What are the three basic health and safety rights at any workplace?
1. The right to know. You have the right to know the hazards in your job. Your employer or supervisor must tell you about anything in your job that can hurt you. Your employer must make sure you are provided with the information you need so that you can work safely.
2. The right to participate. You have the right to take part in keeping your workplace healthy and safe. Depending on the size of the company, you can be part of the Health and Safety Committee or be a Health and Safety Representative. You also have the right to participate in training and information sessions to help you do your job safely.
3. The right to refuse unsafe work. If you believe your job is likely to endanger you, you have an obligation to report the unsafe situation to management. If the situation is not corrected and you feel your health and safety is still in danger, you have the right under the OHSA to refuse to perform the work without reprisal.


• What should you do if you think you should have special safety equipment and don't?

Report hazards. Workers who are performing tasks know whether something is wrong with the equipment they're using or whether the working conditions are different.

If a guard is missing, if equipment or protective devices aren't working properly, if you see or sense that there is a hazard in the workplace that could cause injury, or if you know that Ontario's health and safety laws are not being followed, you must report the circumstances to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible.

Be proactive. That means reporting these conditions as soon as you spot them, not after something goes wrong. Knowing there was a hazard and not reporting it is a tough thing to live with when someone's injuries could have been prevented by your actions.

• Do you have the right to refuse unsafe work?

When you've talked to your supervisor (and maybe others), and you still have reason to believe that the work you have been asked to do may endanger your safety or the safety of those around you, you have the right under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to refuse to perform the work.

There are times when the supervisor might not agree with you, doesn't take what you're saying seriously or politely ignores you. If the problem isn't properly addressed and you still feel you could be injured say "NO" to the work. You have the legal right to refuse unsafe work.


• What is WHMIS training?

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a Canada-wide system designed to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. Under WHMIS, there are three ways in which information on hazardous materials is to be provided:

1. labels on the containers of hazardous materials;
2. material safety data sheets to supplement the label with detailed hazard and precautionary information; and
3. Worker education programs.

The supplier of the hazardous material provides the labels and material safety data sheets to the employer. The employer passes the information on to the worker and provides education programs.



• What should you do if you get injured at work?

1. Report the injury to your supervisor right away or go immediately to the first aid station if the supervisor is not immediately available. Make sure someone alerts your supervisor.
2. Tell your supervisor if you develop any illness or condition (like a skin rash or burning eyes) that you believe happened because of something you were exposed to or were doing at work.
3. If you have to leave the workplace and go to the hospital or doctor's office, your employer will pay for wages for the day of the injury.
4. You are required to file a claim with the WSIB as soon as possible after an accident. If you lose wages or require health care treatment because of the injury or illness, your boss must also file a claim (it's called a Form 7) with the WSIB. If you are less than 16 years old, a parent or guardian will have to sign part of the form.
5. You can choose your own doctor, but you cannot change doctors without the WSIB's approval. Tell the doctor that the injuries are work-related to ensure the proper forms are completed.
6. Your doctor will send a report on your injury or illness (it's called a Form 8) to the WSIB.
7. The WSIB will contact you once your claim has been filed. You have to follow all instructions from the WSIB, fill out all forms promptly and cooperate in your health care treatment and safe return to work.
8. If for some reason your claim is denied by the WSIB, you have the right to appeal.
• As a student/young worker, does the ESA (Employment Standards Act) apply to you? Are there exemptions?

Most employees and employers in Ontario are covered by the ESA. However, the ESA does not apply to certain individuals and persons or organizations for whom they may perform work, including:

o Employees in sectors that fall under federal jurisdiction, such as airlines, banks, the federal civil service, post offices, radio and television stations and inter-provincial railways
o Individuals performing work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or university
o A secondary school student who performs work under a program authorized by the school board that operates the school in which the student is enrolled
o People who do community participation under the Ontario Works Act, 1997
o Police officers (except for the Lie Detectors part of the ESA, which does apply)
o Inmates taking part in work or rehabilitation programs, or young offenders who perform work as part of a sentence or order of a court
o People who hold political, judicial, religious or elected trade union offices.

• What is the minimum wage in Ontario?

o General Minimum Wage: $10.25 per hour
This rate applies to most employees
o Student Minimum Wage: $9.60 per hour
This rate applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or work during a school break or summer holidays.
o Liquor Servers Minimum Wage: $8.90 per hour
This hourly rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work. "Licensed premises" are businesses for which a license or permit has been issued under the Liquor Licence Act.
o Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage: $51.25 (Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day) or $102.50 (Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive)
Hunting and fishing guides wage - The minimum wage for hunting and fishing guides is based on blocks of time instead of by the hour. They get a minimum amount for working less than five consecutive hours in a day, and a different amount for working five hours or more in a day--whether or not the hours are consecutive.
o Homeworkers Wage (110% of the general minimum wage): $11.28 per hour
Homeworkers are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, they may sew clothes for a clothing manufacturer, answer telephone calls for a call center, or write software for a high-tech company. Note that students of any age (including students under the age of 18 years) who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworker's minimum wage

• How can you tell if you are not being paid correctly?

Employers must keep detailed records of hours worked, wages and deductions. They must give all employees a "pay stub" or "pay slip" with each pay that shows the full details of the pay period, including rate of pay, gross and net amount of wages, deductions and the reasons for any deductions. An employer must establish a recurring pay period and a recurring pay day.
• As a young worker, are you entitled to paid statutory holidays?

Most employees, including young workers, are entitled to a minimum of two weeks of vacation with pay after each 12 months of employment, starting from the date they are hired.

• Are you entitled to lunch and coffee breaks?

Most employees, including young workers, may not work longer than five hours in a row without getting a 30-minute eating period. If the employer and employee agree, the 30-minute eating period may be taken as two breaks within each five-consecutive-hour work period. Meal breaks are unpaid unless the employee's employment contract requires payment.

Employers don't have to give employees "coffee" breaks or any other kind of break other than the eating period.

• Can an employer deduct the cost of a company uniform from your pay?

Some employers require employees to pay for personal uniforms or other items as a condition of having a job. However, deductions from an employee's wages may only be made if the employee agrees in writing to have a specified amount deducted. Employees should ask the employer about any special requirements before accepting a job.

Even if an employee agrees in writing, there are certain situations where the deduction may not be made. For example, an employer cannot make deductions for a cash shortage when more than one individual has access to a cash register-even with a written agreement. Also, an employer is prohibited from deducting an amount due to faulty work.


• What should you do if you think you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace?

If you are still on the job, it may be easier to fix the situation by trying to work it out with your company. If you think that there is a supervisor who may help you, talk to him or her. If your supervisor is causing the problem, speak with his or her supervisor or the Human Resources Department. If you're in a union, tell them about the situation. Look in your employee handbook to see if your company has a complaint procedure.

• If you feel you have been fired unjustly, who should you contact?

The rules under the ESA about termination and severance of employment are minimum requirements. An employee may choose instead to sue an employer in a court of law for "wrongful dismissal." An employee cannot sue an employer for wrongful dismissal and file a claim for termination pay or severance pay with the ministry for the same termination or severance of employment. The employee must choose one or the other and may wish to obtain legal advice concerning their rights.



Step 1:
Identify the problem.
The problem is: Jadon has received an early acceptance to his college of choice but needs Grade 12 English (ENG4C) to qualify for the program. He just got his mid-term report card and, while he knows he has slacked off a bit, he now realizes he is currently failing the course! It is already March – what can he do to solve this problem?

Step 2:
Brainstorm Possible Solutions
Jadon should ask his teacher if he can resubmit assignments for higher grades.
Pros
• Since Jadon admits he’s been slacking off, he should be able to resubmit his assignments for higher marks if he does them to the best of his abilities.
• Since they are assignments Jadon has already seen, the assignments will be straight forwards and there will be no surprises.
• Jadon already has feedback from the first time he submitted his assignments so he knows what he can improve on.
Cons
• This would be work on top of the new assignments Jadon will be given so it may be overwhelming.
• The teacher may say no because they know he has been slacking off.
• If Jadon didn’t understand the assignment the first time, he may not know how to improve them.

Jadon should ask his teacher for extra credit to try and bump up his mark.
Pros
• New assignments Jadon can complete to get a fresh start.
• These are bonus assignments so they won’t decrease his mark.
• The teacher may like Jadons initiative and help him in his credit recovery.
Cons
• The assignments may be harder than his original ones.
• The extra credit assignments may overlap with his new assignments.
• The teacher may say no because they know Jadon has been slacking.

Jadon can go to summer school before he has to go to college in the fall.
Pros
• Summer school only runs for two weeks.
• Can bring up Jadons mark substantially.
• New assignments and teachers, new perspective and ambition.
Cons
• During the summer
• Sometimes summer schools runs at different schools may be an inconvenience.
• The college may not like this idea.
Problem Solving Worksheet…page 2






Step 5:
Given the choices, the best solution would be if Jadon asks his teacher if he can resubmit assignments for higher grades because it has the best chance of success.

Step 6:
The plan to implement the solution is:
Specific
Jadon must ask his teacher if he can resubmit the assignments because he would like to increase his marks while maintaining good marks in his other assignments.
Measurable
The goal will be met once the assignments have been handed in to Jadons best of his abilities and his grade has been increases.
Achievable
I think this goal is achievable because Jadon admits he has been slacking off and so if he stays determined and does his best, his grades should go up.
Relevant
This goal is relevant because Jadon needs his English grade to go up in order for him to attend his dream college.
Time Bounded
Since it is already March, Jadon must collaborate with his teacher to set a dead-line for resubmitting his assignments before the end of the school year and exams.

Step 7:
Follow-up:
The problem will be solved after Jadon starts passing English and is able to go college.

Step 1:
Identify the problem.
The problem is:
Fatima really wants to pursue a postsecondary pathway that includes an apprenticeship in a trade. While she has support from her Guidance Department and her Tech teacher, her parents are very traditional and do not think that a trade is a viable career option for their daughter. How can Fatima convince her parents to let her pursue this career goal?

Step 2:
Talk to her parents with her guidance councilor and tech teacher.
Pros
• The more people supporting Fatima may help convince her parents to change their minds.
• Along with Fatima expressing her opinion, the guidance councilor and the tech teacher can give their opinions and positive experiences to help get their points across.
• Strong communication skills can bring Fatima and her parents together.
Cons
• Parent s might think they are being ganged up on.
• If they say the wrong thing, Fatima’s parent’s beliefs may be increased.
• Fatima’s parents may even go to the extreme of making Fatima switch schools because they may start to dislike the staff.

Show her parents what she can do; hopefully she impresses them.
Pros
• Could impress parents.
• Shows how talented Fatima is
• Shows the usefulness of a trade job
Cons
• Might increase Fatima’s parents beliefs
• Fatima may get nervous and screw up by accident and her parents may think they are right
• Fatimas parents may put a closer eye on her making sure she stops going to her tech class

Fatima may consider pursuing a trade career without her parents’ consent.
Pros
• Fatima gets to do what she loves.
• Fatima can be free of her parents judgments
• Can use her talent to do something important
Cons
• Fatima can’t share what she loves with her parents
• Parents may disown her
• Fatima may never forgive herself for disobeying her parents




Step 5:
Given the choices, the best solution is for Fatima to talk to her parents with her guidance councilor and her tech teacher because the more support Fatima has, the likelier her parents will change their minds.

Step 6:
The plan to implement the solution is:
General Plan
Set up a meeting between the guidance councilor, the tech teacher, Fatima and her parents to discuss Fatima’s options in the trade and try and convince them that those careers would be a good fit for Fatima.
Specific
Fatima will bring together her parents, her tech teacher and her guidance councilor to discuss why a career trade would be a good choice for her because it is Fatima’s passion.
Measurable
The goal will be met once Fatima has done her best to convince her parents that a trade career is appropriate for her.
Achievable
I think this is achievable because once Fatima shows her parents how passionate she is about this subject her parents should realize that the most important thing is for their daughter to be happy.
Relevant
This is relevant because communication is key in a good relationship and Fatima and her parents need to talk about the pros and cons of a trade career.
Time Bounded
There is no time limit. Fatima just needs to be optimistic and d whatever it takes to convince her parents that a trade career is the right path for her.

Step 7:
Follow-up:
The problem is solved once Fatima’s parents are convinced that Fatima is happy and making the right decision of going into a trade career


Step 1:
Identify the problem.
The problem is:
Alex has been working hard to achieve the best grades that he can in all his courses and is looking forward to graduation. Recently, he has received an urgent message from his Guidance Counselor. It seems Alex has been so focused on his classes that he still has 23 hours of Community Involvement Activities to complete or he won't graduate! It is already May and final exams begin in less than a month. How might Alex find ways to complete his hours in time?

Step 2: Brainstorm Possible Solutions
Ask the guidance councilor of all the possible opportunities for volunteering in the community on the weekends
Pros
• Will be able to graduate on time
• Long shifts (10-12 hours) on the weekends may leave some time during the week for homework and studying for exams
• Long shifts will help him finish early
Cons
• Only weekend opportunism will limit Alex’s flexibility and could bore him
• Alex may become tired and worn out on the weekends when the weekends are supposed to “recharge” you
• May interfere with Alex’s social life and his job (if he has one)

Ask the guidance councilor of all the possible opportunities for volunteering in the community
Pros
• A variety of volunteer shifts both on the weekends and the weekdays will give Alex different times to go his homework and study
• The more shifts the faster his hours will be completed
• Short shifts everyday will leave him more energized than long shifts
Cons
• Can distract Alex from school work
• May decrease Alex’s grades
• May interfere with Alex’s social life and his job (if he has one

Ask the guidance councilor if the hours can be completed in the summer
Pros
• Will leave time to study for exams
• Less pressure on Alex
• Can find volunteer opportunities that actually interests him
Cons
• Might not be able to do that
• Might not graduate on time
• Might have to come back to high school for an extra semester to complete them


Step 5:
Given the choices, the best solutions is for Alex to ask the guidance councilor for all the volunteer opportunities he can do before graduation because this is Alex’s only way to be able to graduate on time.

Step 6:
The plan to implement the solution is:
General Plan
Ask the guidance councilor all the opportunities to volunteer around the community and book has many shifts as he can to gain 23 hours.
Specific
Alex must find volunteer opportunities and get as many shifts as he can before graduation because he wants to graduate on time.
Measurable
The goal will be met once he has completed 23 hours before graduation.
Achievable
I think this is achievable as long as he stays determined and is able to find volunteer opportunities.
Relevant
This is relevant because he needs those hours to graduate.
Time Bounded
The time frame is less than a month therefore Alex needs to be quick.

Step 7: Follow Up:
The goal will be solved once Alex has completed 23 hours before the end of the school year.
Step 1: Identify the problem.
The problem is:
Sarah has had her heart set on going to university ever since she was a little girl. She comes from a single-parent family and, with two younger siblings and no other income, money has always been tight. To help pay for her postsecondary education, Sarah has been working at a part-time job since Grade 9 and saving her money so she can pursue her goal. Last night after work, Sarah came home to find out that her mom had been laid off. Sarah feels guilty – she has enough money saved to help her family financially, but if she does so, this means she won't have enough for tuition. Sarah feels torn between family duty and her dream; she thinks she has no other options. What can she do?

Step 2:
Brainstorm Possible Solutions
Help out while her mother looks for another job, apply for student loans
Pros
• No one in Sarah’s family will need to suffer
• Sarah can still go to university
• Sara will feel a sense of pride for helping her family
Cons
• Sarah will have to deal with student loans and debt
• Sarah will feel resentment towards her mother because a mother is supposed to support her children
• It may be to o late to apply for student loans and Sarah may need to differ for a year

Sarah should try and contact her father for support
Pros
• May connect with her father
• Her father may help out
• Sarah won’t need to spend her money and she can continue saving for university
Cons
• Her father may reject her
• Her mother may not like this idea
• Her father may be in the same position as they are

Being a loyal employee for 4 years, Sarah can try to get her mother a temporary job at her work while they look for another job for her
Pros
• Sarah gets to go to university still
• Sarah’s mom will have a job
• Sarah’s mom can still look for a job in the meantime
Cons
• The manager may say no
• Conflict could get them both fired
• Sarah may still need to apply for student loans and have to deal with the debt
Step 5:
Given the choices, the best solution is for Sarah to help out her family temporarily while her mother looks for another job and apply for student loans because it is the right thing for her to do and the most viable solution.

Step 6:
The plan to implement the solution is:
General Plan
Sarah can continue with her part time job and help pay the bills at home. She should start applying for student loans in the mean time. She can also help her mom look for a job.
Specific
Sarah will help pay the bills and apply for student loans while helping her mother find a job.
Measurable
This goal will be met once the mother finds a job and Sarah can continue saving for university.
Achievable
This is achievable because her mother has experience and they should be able to find her a job.
Relevant
This is relevant because it is the right thing to do to help your family.

Step 7:
Follow-up:
The goal will be met once Sarah’s mother has a job and Sarah has enough money to go to university.
Career Cluster: Medical & Health
Career: Nurse Practitioner
There are three basic steps involved in becoming a nurse practitioner. First, you must train as a registered nurse (RN). You then need to obtain clinical working experience as an RN. The final step is to take additional nursing training.
Starting Point: University or College
Step One: Becoming an RN
To become a registered nurse, you must earn a high school diploma, then complete a post-secondary nursing program. Nursing degrees are offered at both universities and colleges and are called either bachelor’s degrees in nursing (BN) or Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees (BScN). These programs are usually 4 years in length. Once you have obtained your degree, you must pass an exam administered by your provincial nursing association to become a registered nurse.

Fleming College: Registered Practical Nurse
Program Highlights
During the four semesters of the Practical Nursing program, you will learn the concepts and skills related to health and nursing. You will also learn nursing practices and interventions in specific health situations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study courses such as anatomy and physiology, communication, introductory psychology and human growth and development. After successfully completing Fleming's four-semester diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the national examinations with the College of Nurses of Ontario and become registered to practice in Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse.
Tuition Fees:
$3,193.50 per semester
Additional Costs:
Plan on $1,800 for Semester 1 for books and supplies.
Minimum Admission Requirements:
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
2 different Grade 11 or Grade 12 College (C) Science courses (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended:
Grade 11 College (C) Biology
(Although not required for admission, this course will help to prepare you for the program.)
http://flemingcollege.ca/programs/practical-nursing
Step 2: Become an experience RN
You will then need to work as an RN for a period of 2 to 3 years before applying to a nurse practitioner program.
Possible Jobs
Peterborough Regional Hospital
The Peterborough Regional Health Care Centre
The Peterborough Medical Centre
Etc.
Step 3: Enter a Nurse Practitioners Program
Nurse practitioner programs lead to a master’s degree, diploma, or certificate, and are generally about 1 to 2 years in length. Many programs also give students the option of studying on a part-time basis. Students complete both classroom study and supervised clinical work.


The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing offers an integrated, collaborative four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) Degree. We also offer a compressed program for students with sufficient university credits to fast track through the program in less than three years and a post-brdge PN to B.Sc.N at George Brown College. Various teaching methods are used in the program, including lectures, labs and seminars for theory courses and case studies and simulations for nursing courses.


R.P.N. Bridge to B.Sc.N. Program S122
Apply through OCAS
Open to graduates from any Registered Practical Nursing (RPN) diploma programs who are registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (75) and not less than 70 in nursing courses to be considered for admission. Students who successfully complete all bridging courses will be eligible for admission to Trent's B.Sc.Nursing program offered at the George Brown campus.

http://www.trentu.ca/nursing/
http://www.trentu.ca/financialaid/
Nursing Program - Compressed Program - Full Time
$7,297.19
How does this relate to me?
Attributes & Skills
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. The main aspects of the job are providing medical care and treatment to people and being interested in human biology. I like these things and I think they would be a good career for me. Core skills for this career include operating equipment and machines, explaining, listening, asking questions to gain information, caring for people, handling people tactfully, record keeping, problem solving, using number skills in counting, measuring and arithmetic, advanced reading, decision making, and paying attention to detail. I believe I have these skills. I am also 65% a Visual Learner, 5% an Auditory Learner and 30% a Tactile Learner so I believe these college and university courses suit me.
This plan differs from my family background because neither of my parents went to college or university. This would be a new experience for me and my family. My friends mom is a nurse and I think it looks like an interesting and fullfilling career choice.
My Personal Profile
Career Cluster: Education & Social Services
Career: Social Worker
Starting Point: University or College
The minimum education I need to have is a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. However, many employers look for a master’s degree. A master’s degree is generally required to advance to senior positions and to do specialized work such as therapy. Courses related are psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. University teaching positions require a PhD in social work.
Trent University: Social Work
Year 1: Students will take 2 half credits in social work focussing on policy. In addition students will select 3 electives, 1 from each of three "clusters" of elective options (3 credits), along with 1 more elective credit of the student's choice.

Year 2: Students will take 2 half credits in social work focussing on social work methods. Students wishing to apply to the professional years (Years 3&4) need to take 1 credit of research methods/stats. In addition students will select 2 electives, 1 from each of two "clusters" of elective options based on the themes of families, individual and groups (FIGs) and community, organisations and development (CODs) (2 credits), along with 1 additional elective credit of their choosing.

To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum average of 70% in years 1 and 2.

Years 3 & 4 will include a total of 700 field placement hours for credit, along with 2 additional social work credits per year and 1 elective per year. Year 3 placement will take place in the winter semester and is meant to acquaint students with the social work field and begin to build on hands on experience. Year 4 placement will span the entire year and will provide further practical hands on experience.
General Programs - Full time Peterborough
$7,279.19
http://www.trentu.ca/socialwork/program.php
Trent University: Psychology
Psychology at Trent

Trent's program in Psychology ensures that students acquire both research skills and a broadly-based background in the basic content of the discipline, combined with the opportunity at upper levels to focus on more specialized topics.

A first-year introductory course lays the foundation for second-year courses in the major content areas of Psychology (e.g., personality, cognition, learning, social, physiological, child, abnormal). Specialized upper-year courses -- on such topics as emotion, gender, intelligence, neuropsychology, life-span and exceptional development, health, education, and human relations, in addition to advanced treatments of the major areas -- build on the foundation laid in the first two years.

General Programs - Full time Peterborough
$7,279.19
https://www.trentu.ca/psychology/
Trent University: Sociology
Our curriculum provides a critical introduction to the theoretical approaches, research methods and substantive areas developed by sociologists to explain the social processes that structure our everyday
worlds. Students are encouraged to explorethe diverse cultures, dynamics of power,ocial experiences,complexities of social inequality and global social changes that forgerelations between individuals, groups and institutions. The Department’s faculty members are committed
teachers and active researchers, including three distinguished research and teaching award winners. Their expertise in gender, work, social
justice, media, religion, culture, sport, organizations, sexuality, ethnicity, family, health and other fields challenges students to discover their own sociological imagination as they aspire to graduate studies, international opportunities, or careers in teaching, research, business, social work, law, policy, government and the social service professions.
General Programs - Full time Peterborough
$7,279.19
http://www.trentu.ca/sociology/
http://www.trentu.ca/sociology/awards.php
How does this relate to me?
Attributes & Skills
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. A career of being a social worker was my third option. The main aspects of this job are considering the feelings, views or behaviour of others, helping others with their social and personal problems and being responsible for other people’s safety or well-being. I think I would really like doing these things as a career. In the skills part, the core skills are: explaining, listening, asking questions to gain information, caring for people, handling people tactfully, advising, problem solving, reading, and presenting ideas and information in writing. I believe I am skilled in all these aspects.
My Personal Profile
This would be a new experience for me because niether of my parent went to university or college. However, my older sister has been going to Trent for bout 2 years and she enjoys it. I have always thought becoming a social worker would be an oppropriate job for me and I enjoy psychology. Trent is known for their sciences so it would be a good fit.
Career Cluster: Education & Social Services
Career: Child Youth Worker
Starting Point: College
The minimum educational requirement to become a child and youth worker is usually a diploma in child and youth care. Programs are available at colleges across the country and typically last 2 to 3 years. Many programs require students to complete one or more supervised field placements to gain on-the-job training. A bachelor’s degree in this area or in a related field, such as social work, psychology, or sociology is helpful to.
Child and Youth Counsellors (CYCs) are involved in all facets of care from intake, to assessment, to program planning, to goal formulation, and intervention. Practitioners provide assistance through a variety of treatment strategies and work as an integral part of a treatment team. Child Youth Counsellors team up with teachers, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists as well as other social services providers to deliver a holistic approach to caregiving.
• This program ensures that you will acquire the necessary skills for employment as a Child and Youth Worker and it is designed to meet or exceed upcoming accreditation requirements in this field.
• Three work placements provide varied practical experience and ample opportunity to hone skills to interact with this often challenging client group.
• Courses include innovative and best practices required by the industry, such as trauma-informed practice and treating the family, as well as group dynamics, counselling, advocacy, legislation, crisis intervention, and family dynamics.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
• 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

http://flemingcollege.ca/programs/child-and-youth-worker
Tuition Fees:
$1,848.50 per semester

My Personal Profile
When I visited Career Cruising, I took an interests test and a skills test. A career of being Child Youth Worker was my fourth option. The main aspects of the job are working with children and teenagers, helping others with their social and personal problems, persuading and motivating other people. I think I would enjoy doing these things as a career. The core skills required are listening, asking questions to gain information, providing customer or client service, handling people tactfully, advising, using skills in counting, measuring and arithmetic, reading, presenting ideas and information in writing, planning, organizing people and physical resources and leading. I think I am skillful in all these requirements.
Attributes & Skills
University would be a different experience for me but like social work, I think I would be good at this job. I would like to help people and make a difference in someones life so this job would help me do that.
My Personal Profile
Letter of Recommendtion
January 13 2014

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this Letter of Recommendation on behalf of one of our top students at Kenner Collegiate, Tamara Kimball. I have known this outstanding individual for the past three years. I also had the privilege to coach her in Senior Girls’ Basketball this past season.

In terms of academics, Tamara is a hard working student who continually strives for success. Furthermore, Tamara is a very dedicated and committed individual to both academics and athletics.

Tamara is a very mature and responsible individual who possesses a positive attitude towards school, athletics, and life in general. Moreover, Tamara is highly respected by the Kenner Staff as well as her peers. She is well-liked by everyone she comes in contact with!!

Without hesitation, I highly recommend Tamara for a position in your company.

If you require any further information regarding Tamara, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours truly,

Fred Blowes
Head of Guidance
Kenner Collegiate
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