Welcome to the PACE elearning modules!
There are five basic steps to plan and begin building an effective career. This is a great strategy for students with no (or very limited) work experience, people who are employed but are dissatisfied with their job, or anyone who is currently unemployed and is seeking to return to the workforce.
If you have visited the PACE website (www.setyourownpace.org), you will notice that there are webpages dedicated to each of the five career building steps. There are many tips and resources to help you understand and work through each step and collect information that will benefit your career plan.
This page introduces a series of exercises and more in depth information for those who feel they would like to work more extensively on their career plan.
The work books for each module are free to download from this site in .pdf format. You can use them on your own, but it is recommended that you consult a career practitioner such as a high school guidance counsellor, employment counsellor from the Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour or one of the Work Room coordinators to help answer any questions you may have and provide additional support.
Enjoy the process of self discovery and the begining of a journey that will reap huge rewards for you both personally and professionally.Good luck!
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1. The information and resources are copyrighted material that is intended for personal use only. 2. You are not permitted to alter the workbooks in any way or reproduce the materials without the author's consent. 3. You are not permitted to use the materials to facilitate training or instruction whether it be for profit or non-profit.
The Work Room coordinators are trained to provide the PACE system effectively and are the sole training providers
for this system and retain all rights to it's use.
4. The PACE system and modules are provided as a public service from the Department of Post Secondary Education
Training and Labour- FREE of charge.
5. The Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, the Work Room Career Resource Centres and
School Districts 6 & 8 have provided this information to the public for educational purposes only. It is not intended as
a counselling tool or as a replacement to the valuable counselling available from a qualified career practitioner.
eLearning Modules: Click an icon on the left to download each work book.
Click an icon on the right to download a summary sheet for each
Step1: Identify Interests. This is a great starting point to discover your
interests, skills and goals. Think of this as a clean slate where you can
start over and rediscover yourself and plan for your future. Take your
time working through this step. If done properly, it should require
considerable thought and reflection to identify your interests and decide
on what you want out of your life and career. Collaborate with your
friends and family as they can provide valuable insight in this phase of
the process. Make sure you visit this page for additional resources. Step 2: Research. Once you have identified your interests, you will want
to match those interests to opportunities in the workforce. The are great
tools available (ie: Career Cruising) to help you with this process, but this
is the time to consult with a career practitioner if you are having trouble
linking your interests to occupations or industries that can fit your
interests. This step will require you to use your research and investigative
skills but remember there are many resources and supports in the community to help you. Hint: visit the Work Room! Step 3: The Action Plan. Now is the time for action! You have done your
research, you know what you want, and now you have to go and get it.
PACE is giving you a huge kick start by rolling all the career possibilities
you're ready to go! As an added bonus, there are some battle-tested
strategies included in this module that will give you a huge competitive
advantage in the workplace. You still have to do the work, but know you
will have the right tools for the job.
Step 4: Essential Skills. This module veers slightly off the sequential
career planning steps to investigate what really helps people succeed in
their personal and professional lives. You may have done all your
preparation, obtained the right industry credentials and have an awesome
resume (more about that in the next step), but many people hit career
roadblocks because they don't understand the basic things that ALL
you the job you want, get you the promotion you seek and make you a
powerful social magnet. Intrigued? Jump in and explore this module.
Step 5: The Job Search. Every great product needs a great ad campaign.
Would you buy a new cell phone if the company told you that it was pretty
much like all the others on the market? Employers that are looking to hire
people are looking for the best in the marketplace and a great ad can help
them take notice of you. Here are some tips, strategies and resources to
help you to market yourself as a "must have" for employers.
Once you have completed all of the above modules, click the icon on the
left to get your completion certificate.