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Career Development

The mission of the Northern Lights Schools career development program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental career education program to address the academic, career, and social development of each student.

Goals/ Guiding Principles

The Career Development Program is designed to engage K-12 students, parents and guardians, school staff and community in a process which: Is developmental in nature; provides equitable opportunities for all students to participate in the Career Development Program; develops student awareness of personal strengths, interests, and abilities; promotes student and parent comprehension of the Saskatchewan Educational Credit System, the variety of post-secondary options, and regional labour market information; facilitates a common understanding of transferable knowledge and skills developed at school that promote transition success into life/education/work post-secondary endeavors; develops student personal transition planning and transition skills which move them toward their chosen post-secondary life/work goals and throughout their adult life/work journey.

These goals will be reviewed annually. The goals are used to provide the foundation for the annual NLSD Career Development Operational Plan and subsequently the school level Career Development Plans.

The Career Development Portfolio encompasses a number of areas related to career development: Career Curricula, Scholarships and Awards, Youth Apprenticeship, Career Transitions, Career Partnerships and Summer School.

Parents are encouraged to support students in their exploration of post-secondary options and speak to their children in meaningful ways about planning for their future.

Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC)
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KCDC is a partnership of 14 Northern Saskatchewan career and educational service providing agencies. The corporation is registered as a Saskatchewan non-profit organization with operations funded through grants and service fees. The member agencies appoint individuals to the Board of Directors, which provides corporate direction. Operations are overseen by the general manager and carried out by staff.