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And After High School?

A Pan-Canadian Study of Grade 12 Students in French-Language Schools in Minority Settings: Educational Aspirations and Plans to Pursue a Career in Their Home Region (Full Report) Report by: Réal Allard, Associate Researcher; Rodrigue Landry, Executive Director; Kenneth Deveau, Associate Researcher Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities 2009

Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide

Backed by current scholarship and based on a study of the experiences of young people in the decade after graduating from high school, Career Crafting offers a powerful and insightful portrait of the early career journeys that young adults undertake, told in their own words.

Future to discovery: Post-Secondary Impacts Report

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation released a report finding that offering career education and an early guarantee of financial assistance to secondary school students had significant impacts on their enrolment in PSE.

Jobs for the Future: High Schools Team Up with Employers

[United States] At Jobs for the Future, we believe all high schools can benefit from partnering with employers, colleges, and the workforce system to build seamless pathways through college and into technical careers. And thanks to funding from Youth CareerConnect, 25 to 40 school districts will soon join this growing movement.

Long-term labour market premiums associated with a terminal high school diploma, 1991 to 2010

A new study that followed a group of men and women for two decades reports that men who had finished high school by 1991 earned $206,000 more over those 20 years than men with no high school diploma. For women, the difference between the two groups was $161,000. The dollar figures are expressed in 2010 constant dollars to account for inflation.

Ontario School Counsellor’s Association (OSCA)

The Ontario School Counsellor’s Association (OSCA) provides leadership and support in Guidance and Career Education for Guidance Teacher-Counsellors and students. OSCA aims to be a proactive professional organization which advocates for guidance and career education. OSCA will also promote exemplary guidance and career education practices and build strong relationships. OSCA also provides professional resources and training as well as leadership in guidance issues and trends.

Perceptions of High School Students

One quarter (24%) of high school students in Canada are unsure of whether they’ll go to college or university after they graduate from high school, while 73% will pursue higher education and 3% know already that they won’t, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Big Brothers Big Sister Canada and CIBC

Returning to High School in Ontario: Adult Students, Postsecondary Plans and Program Supports

A new report released by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has determined that the majority of adults who return to high school do so because they want to pursue PSE. The data comes from a survey of 500 adult students in Ontario, half of whom had a high school diploma and needed to gain prerequisites for a specific PSE program, or had foreign credentials that were not recognized by a PSE institution or employer. Most of the respondents were women, immigrants, or Aboriginal, and planned to attend college rather than university. Health care, technology, engineering, and other programs with explicit career paths were the most common PSE programs pursued. The students noted a lack of guidance at the high school level, and a “misalignment with their courses and career aspirations.”

School Counselor Magazine

The magazine of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), School Counselor focuses on a different school-counselling-related theme each issue.

St. Mary’s High School

Career counselling for high school students.

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