Career Development in Curriculum
Saskatchewan Learning is committed to the infusion of career development competencies across curricula and to connecting learning to life/work as part of a broad career development strategy for Saskatchewan . Saskatchewan students will be better equipped to achieve fulfillment in personal, social, and work roles through exposure to a career building process.
In 2001, the Department adopted the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs as the scope and sequence for the integration of career development competencies into Core Curriculum. The Blueprint outlines the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are essential tools for effectively managing life/work development. This framework, which describes career development competencies from early childhood through adulthood, was developed through the collaboration of representatives of Canadian provinces and territories and is published by the National Life/Work Centre, a not-for-profit organization that supports career development. The cornerstone of the Blueprint is the matrix of eleven competencies grouped into three sections: personal management, learning and work exploration, and life/work building.
The career development framework includes the continuous development of the following competencies:
A. Personal Management:
"The average transition from school to life's work takes 10 years."
The Blueprint for Life / Work Designs website provides help to youth and their families to build and manage their careers.