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  1. Personal Career Portfolios Ms. Lapointe Career Counsellor

  2. Definition • Port – to move • Folio – papers or artifacts • A portable collection of papers/artifacts presented in a variety of formats • Hardcopy, electronic and web based.

  3. What is a Career Portfolio? • Like a Wallet: • it is a place where you keep your prized possession and what is important to you. • Documentation that describes you and your capabilities. • Prove that you possess the skills and abilities.

  4. Why should you bother making a portfolio? • Personal development – Self Assessment • Skill Development • Career exploration • Further education and training • For marks/Class requirement

  5. Workplace Career Development Life long process Demonstrate concrete proof of skills and learning Self-evaluation tool Essential tool for the new worker Marketing and self-promotional tool Assist in transition Credit (class and grad) Tool used to track and record learning experiences (skills, jobs, school, life) Interviews continued

  6. A Portfolio Can Help Answer These Questions: Self • What do I want to do next? • What are my strengths? • What am I proud of? • What am I interested in? • Hopes, Dreams, Goals! • Employer/other: • Tell me about yourself? • Why should we hire you? • Why do you think you are qualified for this job? • Why should we grant you a scholarship/award?

  7. Steps involved in developing a PCP • Collect • Select • Reflect • TIME and EFFORT – take pride in this opportunity!

  8. What should you do first? • Listen to this presentation and follow the instructions • Binder, sheet protectors, dividers that work • Then COLLECT

  9. Transcript Attendance record Resume Certificate from school Letters of recommendation An essay, report or article TOKW Picture of a team you were on A poem, quote, book that represents a value or belief that is important to you A picture of a project or plaque List of skills and how they were achieved Brief description of courses taken Short and long term goals Report cards Personal Career Development Plan Personal Interest Inventories Documentation of membership in a club Extracurricular awards (swimming, scouts, etc) Picture or video of a completed report First Aid/Babysitting/etc. Picture of family Trophies, badges, crests, certificates Training Participation in an ethnic or cultural organization Faith development Strengths Abilities What should you collect?

  10. Title page (Personal Career Portfolio) Table of Contents need an INTRODUCATION section among others Volunteer section for practicum Professional & Neat look good no spelling errors Letter of Reference Career Development Plan Sheet Graduation Checklist 2 school projects TOKW Goals Values Skills SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Grade 9

  11. Reflect • Reflection is a lifelong process. It helps you look at what you have done, analyze your results, measure your successes and adjust your conduct in the future. You did this naturally when you were a small child discovering how the world worked. • Reflect part allows you to ask yourself questions about the learning connected to the portfolio item. For example: • What have I learned? • What have I noticed • What would I do differently? • What strengths and weaknesses are shown in this item? • How does what I am doing affect my future choices?

  12. Reflection continued • For most items included in your portfolio you will need to provide a reflection/justification. • Why did you include it? Why is it important? • What did you learn?

  13. SKILLS • Handout conference board of Canada and skills sheet • Destination 2020 • Strength sheet • SKILLS: Job Specific, Transferable, Self Management

  14. How to create your own sheets? • Microsoft publisher • Clip art/borders/colours • Word

  15. Portfolio Plan • Grade 9 • Career Guidance 90 • Grade 10 • Christian Ethics 10 • Grade 11 • English 20 or Christian Ethics 20 • Grade 12 • Christian Ethics 30 GRADUATION!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Things to remember: • Order • Minimum of twenty items • Continuous project (don’t lose it and continue to develop your portfolio)

  17. Vanier Portfolio Plan • Grade 10 • Resume/Cover Letter, My Story • Grade 11 • Career Report • Electronic Portfolio • Grade 12 • Actual Interview with Portfolio • The Beginning/Your Future • Work force, post-secondary education, personal and professional development

  18. Samples and Websites • Pursueonline • Math Curriculum Information

  19. THANK YOU ROOM 221 Christa.lapointe@htcsd.ca