Part A:Postsecondary Career
The following video tutorial does a great job in illustrating the power of this post secondary investigation tool. There are 4 main pathways to starting a career that you will have to choose once you graduate. For example; you could go to NSCC as the first step of an apprenticeship, or perhaps if you are lucky and/or have a connection, you might go directly to the work force and receive your training from an employer, work under the tutorship of a red sealed journeyman and eventually challenge for your ticket. Depending on the field you hope to pursue and your particular circumstances, you may have to choose between a certificate, diploma, or a degree. You may also have to decide to do a co-op program or go straight through. This tool will provide you information to help with some of these big decisions.
-If you bring up your fav5, click on "filters" you will have the chance to switch between the condensed breakdown and the detailed version to narrow it down to your top 3..
Then take the "Compatibility Quiz" for each of your top 3 picks.
Part B: This is where you have to commit!
After analyzing everything you
did thus far, you now have to choose your number one career choice....for now at
least. This will set the course for your best educational choice to
launch you toward your career destination.
MOST IMPORTANT<<< Remember 40% of NS grade 12 grads do not finish their 1st choice postsecondary education choice!!...That is one reason this whole exercise is so important.
There are always numerous ways to get the training and experience you need
the pre-requisites you need to get into what you are interested in.
Note: that the pre-requisites (minimum requirements) for one place may not be the same for another. For example: a course at St FX vs a comparable course at CBU, or a course @ NSCC vs one @ NAIT. Also Note that they may also identify recommended high school courses.
That is some of the reason why it
is important to:
> Identify more than one way to get from where you are now to accomplishing your goal,.... becoming fully qualified in your field of choice.
You may be considering a career as an X-ray technician. Did you ever considered a 2 year Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology - Diploma? What might you think if you compared that to a 2 year Medical Radiologic Technology | SAIT Polytechnic | Calgary, Alberta vs a 4 year Radiological Technology degree@ Dalhousie University. Perhaps a diploma or a technologists or even an assistant position, instead of the degree postion is a better fit for you because of financial reasons, marks or even comfort...another reason to explore.