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Career Education Resources

myBlueprint is a Canadian-made career education tool and digital portfolio platform used by students across Canada to engage in career exploration and document their learning journey.  myBlueprint is available to all students and educators in the Abbotsford School District - Click here to sign-up. Please contact Michelle Myers (michelle.myers [at] abbyschools.ca) for tech support, information about sign-up, lesson plans and ideas, and training opportunities.

WorkBC’s Career Education Resources offers lesson plans, learning activities, tools and resources to support career education in classrooms and online learning environments. 

By aligning with the Ministry of Education’s career education curriculum along with feedback gathered from teachers and career education counsellors across British Columbia, this collection of WorkBC resources complements the valuable work that educators already do.

WorksafeBC has many resources for educating young workers about their rights and responsibilites in the workplace.

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) Youth Program helps connect students to careers in trade, most of which are currently in high demand in BC.

Edge Factor uses short, engaging videos to bring the world of work to life.  With a catalogue of hundreds of videos, there's sure to be something that sparks interest in a career pathway.

Skills Canada BC works to engage youth in trades across the province through educational experiences such as Inspire, various competitions including Online, Regional, Provincial, and National, and resources like the Skills for Success series, which has videos and activities that teachers can use to engage students in learning about the skills needed in today's workforce.

Financial Literacy

JABC  (formerly Junior Achievement BC) provides educational programs focusing on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
All programs align with B.C.’s new curriculum and are provided free of charge to schools thanks to the generosity of JABC donors and sponsors.

CFEE (the Canadian Foundation of Economic Education) 

CFEE prioritizes empowering Canadians and Canadian youth with knowledge to help improve their career development and economic, financial, and entrepreneurship capabilities. CFEE currently has 16 active programs and activities aimed at improving financial literacy and awareness including: 

Money and Youth - a resource for classroom use to help students improve financial literacy

FinLit101 – a new online self-instruction course for high school students, that will also be available to teachers, parents, and others to develop personal financial capability.

My Money, My Future (MMMF) - a competition for secondary students to create a new resource to teach other students about financial literacy concepts

Talk With Our Kids About Money - resources for middle school teachers and students, including information about how to organize a Virtual Money Fair Competition.

Chatter High is an online platform that takes a gamified approach to career education.  Schools can compete against each other to win money and prizes.

Do you know of a great Career Ed resource not listed here?  Contact us and tell us about it!