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- Explore the area of workplace safety for employees and teens and their rights to protect themselves.
- Select two (2) occupations which are of interest to you and for each:
- Visit a location where people in these occupations are employed.
- Discuss the occupation with at least two (2) people presently employed in each occupation to discover its purpose and other points of interest to you.
- Investigate the training required for for each occupation in terms of:
- Various locations where training is available (if more than one).
- The course of study required.
- The subjects taken.
- Cost of tuition
- Cost of living accommodation and travel if the source of training is away from home.
- Sources of financial assistance, if available (student loans, scholarships, bursaries).
- Approximate starting salary.
- Investigate present and future opportunities for employment in each of these occupations.
- Following your investigation, share your findings with your Company.
For #1 above, check out:
- Passport to Safety
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Young Workers Zone
- Young Worker Awareness Program
Some projects you can plan as a company are:
- Visit different companies (e.g. a manufacturing firm), and discuss with the personnel manager various occupations. What types of work do people in these occupations do?
- Contact, and arrange for visits with, a member of the medical, dental, engineering or legal profession.
- Visit with people employed in the local community (e.g. police officers, firefighters, hydro, telephone or civic employees).
- Investigate occupations such as forestry, farming, or employment in the area of conservation of natural resources.
- Investigate and make a list of various types of industries, businesses and professions in your local area. Visit some of them.
- Invite members from business, industry and the professions to a meeting of your company. Make sure the meeting is well organized so you can make effective use of your time.
- Visit a local community college, university or other educational institution and discuss your interests with the counsellor, placement officer, or other staff member.
- Invite a member of Canada Manpower to your meeting to discuss employment opportunities in various occupations.
- Investigate the educational system in your area and the requirements for courses beyond secondary school. Visit school counsellors, teachers or other education officials, or invite one to your meetings.
- Discuss the occupational interests of each member of your company, and find out if everyone has some understanding of the vocation. What other information do they need?