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Guidance and Career Education

Courses Offered

Course Code

Course Title

Course Level

GLE1O Skills for Success Open (Recommended students only)
GLC2O Career Studies Open
GPP3O Leadership Open
GWL3O Designing Your Future Open


GLE1O – Skills for Success:  This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond. Prerequisite: Recommendation of Principal.

GLC2O – Career StudiesThis course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

GPP3O – Leadership: This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities. Students of this course will be actively involved in peer tutoring with grade 9 students on a day to day basis.

GWL3O – Designing Your Future: This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job- search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.