The Ontario government unveiled a new career studies curriculum for Grade 10 students yesterday. A revised lesson plan for the mandatory course will include a greater focus on financial literacy and jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students will be asked to prepare a plan to fund their first year after high school, and to compare borrowing options such as provincial and federal student loans.
From a government of Ontario media release:
The updated Career Studies course, which is a mandatory requirement for achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, now includes learning on financial literacy and an enhanced focus on career pathways, such as apprenticeships in the skilled trades. It also takes a deeper look at:
- Financial management and budgeting (including paying bills on time, the value of using credit responsibly, and options to pay for postsecondary education);
- Careers in high-growth industries such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines;
- Social media usage and its implications for students; and,
- Cross-curricula transferable skills such as creativity, collaboration, and technological fluency.
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