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Teachers Guide
DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
April 21, 2015 9 am - 3 pm & 6 pm - 9 pm
April 22, 2015 9 am - 3 pm
VISIT:
Over 200 exhibit booths
Over 30 speaker sessions
Career Café for job search, resume and interview advice
Onsite Registration: $3
NEW THIS YEAR: Career Chats
It’s All In Your Preparation Guide
youth with the decisions ahead of them.
Your 2015 RCS Counsellor’s / Teacher’s Preparation Guide is
designed to help you kick start the career education learning
process, by providing you with resources and suggestions to
help your students with the decision making process.
Contents
Registration, RCS Tickets & Show Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Attending the RCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
RCS Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparing for RCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Online Resources for Career Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Pre-registered/Pre-paid students: Tickets at the Door: $2
$3
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue
Message from the RCS Chair of the Board
of Directors
Discover the limitless opportunities
Constant and accelerating change challenge future
generations. New career opportunities take flight every day
reaching new heights in technology and innovation. We must
educate and enable ourselves to promote the importance of the
education leading to industry
As one who works with today’s youth you know firsthand
how fast things move for the leaders of tomorrow, and the
challenges they face in finding ways to successfully move
forward. Those of us who work to put together the Rotary
Career Symposium appreciate your efforts and want to assist
you and your students as they make career decisions. The
goal of our Symposium is to give you and your students an
opportunity to explore options, discover career opportunities
and receive quality information from exhibitors with relevant
knowledge.
The Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, in partnership with the
Manitoba School Counselors’ Association and through support
from The Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg present the
Rotary Career Symposium (RCS) as a service to assist Manitoba
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Please use the suggestions and sample activities in the guide
to prepare your students for their day at the Symposium.
Remember to check back to our website often as it will have
up-to-date information on our exhibitors and speakers
www.careersymposium.ca.
We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium
Event Details
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
The RCS complements schools’ career development initiatives
by providing students with opportunities to gather materials
and information used in career and educational planning. At
the Symposium you will find a venue where students can visit
displays, attend speaker sessions and meet business and
education leaders to learn more about career and education
opportunities. They should also bring resumes as there will be
job counselors and exhibitors looking for employees. They may
even be able to find their first job!
Rotary Career Symposium Teachers’ Guide
Lucy Vogrig
2015 Co-Chair
Rae-Lynn Rempel
2015 Co-Chair
Why Your School Should Register?
It’s more than a career fair! It’s the most comprehensive of
its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It
hosts over 140 of Manitoba’s leading industries, employers,
post secondary and trade associations.
Exhibitors, speakers and experts are on-hand to provide
factual information about career opportunities and act as role
models
Students can hear a variety of speakers present on their occupations, learning the realities of the field.
Register Your School Today!
A registration form can be found at www.careersymposium.ca.
Contact The Rotary Career Symposium at (204) 975-8209 to
confirm the date of your school’s attendance.
Attending the RCS – From Arrival to Departure
1. Registration Booth
If you haven’t already received them, pick up wristbands for
your school or purchase entrance tickets on the 2nd floor of
the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg (375 York Ave. Entrance)
when you arrive. All pre-registered schools will receive their
wristbands in the week prior to the symposium. Teachers must
pick-up their badges at the registration booth.
2. Lunch
There is no need for the students to leave the premises for
lunch or food items. A designated lunch area for students to
bring a bagged lunch or to purchase reasonably priced food
will be located on the main floor.
Career Discovery showcases a variety of workplace
technologies and high demand careers available in the modern
world of manufacturing; all while having the opportunity to
talk with industry professionals. Attendees also have the
opportunity to talk with industry professionals.
3. Assist & Supervise Your Students
Please remain available and visible for your students. It is
suggested that students should meet their counsellors or
teachers at regular intervals to ensure that all students are
receiving the maximum benefit from the session and visits to
the booths. Choose and inform your students of a specific time
and place to meet.
Location: 3rd floor
Times: April 21: 9-3 & 6-9
April 22: 9-3pm
In partnership with
Meeting Places
Main floor Symposium Lunch area & 2nd floor North Concourse
Special Instructions
NEW THIS YEAR!
Career Chats
You ask the questions; they give the answers.
•School buses should unload and load in the loading zone
directly in front of the York Avenue entrance.
Join industry professionals for 15 minute round table chit chats
about their careers.
•Rotary Career Symposium wristbands are required for all
controlled access points.
This initiative will help students get the answers they are looking for. Students can chat one on one, or in a group to find out
what`s new and exciting in a variety of career settings
•All pre-registered schools will receive their student
wristbands and Show Guides in the week prior to the
Symposium. Teacher badges will not be pre-distributed.
Teachers are required to check in at the registration booth
to confirm arrival of their students and verify the number of
counsellors/teachers on-site as supervisors.
•Please remember that one teacher/counsellor must attend
for every 30 students.
•Please remember to keep checking the website for updated
exhibitor and speaker information. Floor plans will be posted
as soon as they are available.
Real people, real questions, real answers.
Don’t Forget...
Parents are welcome to attend on Tuesday evening with
their students. Please pre-distribute the wristbands to
those students registered for Wednesday whose parents
are interested in attending. These students should continue
to wear their wristband when attending Wednesday, as
without the wristband they will not be admitted. Replacement
wristbands will not be available.
On Site Hands-On Challenges at RCS
Career Discovery: Visit the Career Discovery activity center
and learn about the world of Manufacturers & Exporters!
With hands-on activities, each activity station will simulate
a step in the Manufacturing cycle. Students will begin with
design, and then to learn about the many steps of the build
process and what it takes to complete a project in the final
assembly phase.
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Preparing Students for RCS
It All Starts With You!
The process of adolescent development across the high school
years and into productive and satisfying careers is a continuous
concern for schools and educators. In a world of accelerating
changes, young people are likely to be uncertain about the
relationships between what they know about themselves, and
what they imagine for themselves in the future.
1. G
ather written assignments and follow-up on the day’s
activities.
The Rotary Career Symposium (RCS) is working hard to help
educate and promote and foster opportunities for lifelong
learning. At the Symposium students can find the necessary
information to make reasoned decisions about their place in the
world of work.
Manitoba schools can provide and offer the following career
development courses:
Advance Preparation
Use the Show Guide/Day Planner
Use the Show Guide/Day Planner to help students plan their day.
Each student registered before February 14, 2015 will receive a
copy of the Show Guide/Day Planner prior to the event.
Student Projects and Assignments
To provide educators with the tool for a successful RCS visit
we have provided you with student activities to encourage
exploration by students. These activities can be used as
accountability measures for a successful career planning day.
Assigning projects for the students attending is a great way to
get them thinking about their future.
For print and go pre and post RCS assignments please
see page 6-8.
Encourage students to access the web for resources. Check the
Resource Listings in the guide for educational links that will help
your students prepare for RCS.
Manitoba Education Curriculum Guides contain Blackline
Masters at::
www.edu.gov.mb/k23/cur/cardev.index.html
This includes a number of assignments which will allow
students to explore possibilities and expand their search.
Educators are encouraged to work with students to become
familiar with the variety of exhibitors that will be present and to
plan which speaker sessions they will attend throughout the day.
Session will take place on the second floor and are scheduled
for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A period. Details can
be found online and in the Show Guide/Day Planner.
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Follow-up
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2. C ontinue to promote resources such as the RCS website
throughout the year to help with career planning.
Career Development Courses
Life/Work Exploration (Gr. 9): 0-20 hours in the community
Life/Work Planning (Gr. 10): Up to 25 hours in the community
Life/Work Building (Gr. 11): Up to 45 hours in the community
Life/Work Transitions (Gr. 12): Between 65-80 hours in the
community
Each course has five units: Personal Management, Career
Exploration, Learning and Planning, Job Seeking and Job
Maintenance, and Career and Community Experiences. These
units are designed to help students acquire and apply the
knowledge and skills to make appropriate decisions for life, work
and the essential post-secondary education/training that is
required in today’s economy. Manitoba Education Career
Development Curriculum Guides provide suggestions and
information about how programs can be implemented and
evaluated, visit
www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/index.html
Career Development Blackline Masters
The grades 9-12 Career Development Blackline Masters
contain a number of assignments www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/index.html
Please refer to these curriculum guides for examples and ideas
to encourage student participation and maximize fulfillment for
attending the Career Symposium.
There are 90 Blackline Masters that can be used as a
valuable resource.
Job-seeking Sites
•www.youth.gc.ca
•www.workingincanada.gc.ca
•www.jobbank.ca
•www.mb.workinfront.ca
•www.winnipeg.ca
Financial Aid and Awards
•www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca
•www.canlearn.ca
•www.scholarshipscanada.com
•www.studentawards.com
•Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries:
www.ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html
•Indigenous Education, Canada’s Future:
www.inspire.ca
Occupational Information Sites
•Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils: www.amsc.mb.ca
•Apprenticeship Opportunities:
www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/index.html
•Skills Canada: www.skillscanada.com
Exploring Careers & Work Opportunities
•Career Cruising: www.careercruising.com
Please contact 1-800-965-8541 for registration information
Manitoba Education has purchased Career Cruising for every
school and career agency in the province. Career Cruising
makes personalized planning more effective with validated
assessments and a personalized online portfolio. If your school
or agency does not have its own username and password,
please contact Dan Lemieux at [email protected]
If you have any questions about Career Cruising please email
[email protected]
Online Resources for Career Planning
The following websites will provide accurate and up-to-date
information in all areas of education, work opportunities, job
seeking skills, financial aid and awards.
•Skills Manitoba: www.skillsmanitoba.ca
Other Career Related Sites
•National Education Association of Disabled Students:
www.neads.ca
•Volunteer Opportunities: www.volunteer.ca, www.myvop.ca
•Youth Opportunities: www.youthcanada.ca
•Aboriginal Youth Mean Business: www.aymb.ca
•Starting your Own Small Business Services:
www.canadabusiness.ca
•Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: www.manitobachiefs.com
•Manitoba First Nations School Net: www.mfns.ca
•Aboriginal Human Resources Development Council of Canada:
www.aboriginalhr.ca
•www.mb4youth.ca
•www.manitoba.ca/careerdevelopment
•www.manitoba.ca/developpementdecarriere
•Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development:
www.cahrd.org
•www.gov.mb.ca/opportunities
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Activity One
There will be a variety of speaker sessions to choose from at the Rotary Career Symposium this year. To give you an idea of what
the speakers sessions are like, go to the Career Videos at www.careersymposium.ca. Choose a career of interest, listen to the
presentation and answer the following questions.
1. Which Speaker session did you listen to and why?
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2. What is the salary range in this career?
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3. What training/education do you need?
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4. How is this career a good fit for you?
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Activity Two
The Rotary Career Symposium has over 179 exhibitors who provide information on a large variety of careers. This is your chance
to explore and learn as much as you want about some of your career interests. How do you do that?
•Click on CAREER SEEKERS on the menu bar.
•Go down the page and find the section labeled Activities by Age Group, Click on the red section that is your age group.
You will see a list of questions you can ask the exhibitors.
Instructions: Write down two of your career interests below and for each career write down three questions you plan on
asking when you attend the Rotary Career Symposium.
Career #1 ____________________________________________________________________________________
Question 1: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 1: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Question 2: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 2: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Question 3: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 3: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Career #2 ____________________________________________________________________________________
Question 1: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 1: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Question 2: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 2: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Question 3: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Answer 3: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Activity Three
Your top three careers
1. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
3.____________________________________________________________________________________________
What did you find out about your top three careers?
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2. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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3.____________________________________________________________________________________________
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