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Talking with kids about money

A national survey of young Canadians aged 17 to 20 commissioned by the B.C. Securities Commission in 2011 revealed that half of respondents were already carrying debt. That is just one statistic underlying the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s decision to launch an annual “Talk with Our Kids About Money Day.”

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Discover this great career-awareness resource

The POP Index may have been created by MELS to support the career exploration process of students in the Personal Orientation Project (POP), Exploration of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship courses. But any high school student, teacher or guidance counsellor would find it useful.

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Dawson’s GOAL-friendly lesson plans link learning to marketable skills

Every day, teachers work hard to cover the curriculum even as students ask “Why am I learning this? What can it do for me?” But just watch those same questions evaporate the moment students comprehend how math, English or biology can set them on a career path that they are passionate about. (more…)

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Free workshop at Dawson

To coincide the QPAT convention, Dawson College held a “Career Showcase” workshop on November 21, 2013, during which teachers can try out the lesson plans. If you’d like to receive an invitation, go to: www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/careershowcase

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E-mentors give students the straight goods on careers

With free, safe and personalized access to 3,000 professionals in 80 fields, Academos E-MENTORING enables students to make informed career choices. (more…)

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