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  • "Be ready when opportunity comes. . . Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." ~ Roy Chapin

  • "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." ?~ Jim Rohn

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August 18, 2017

Step 4 – Pursuing Goals

The Goal Plan

Since different occupation goals require different types of learning, one must choose a learning pathway:

a) Post-secondary Education Pathway involves classroom instruction at a college, university, technical institute or private training institution.

Use APPENDIX F: POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PATHWAY to find applicable websites.

b) Cooperative Program Pathway involves both classroom and internship experience.

Use APPENDIX G: COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS PATHWAY to find applicable websites.

c) Apprenticeship Pathway involves both classroom and on-the-job paid training which eventually results in a certificate for a specific trade.

Use APPENDIX H: APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAY to find applicable websites.

d) Entrepreneurship Pathway involves both self-employment and usually starting your own business.

Use APPENDIX I: ENTREPENEURSHIP PATHWAY    to find applicable websites.

e) Job Pathway involves entering the workplace directly and learning on the job. See Employment for useful information.

Once a learning pathway has been chosen, it is time to investigate the different types of programs and institutions that are available. This step involves determining the required high school courses, completing application forms, requesting high school transcripts and sometimes, having an interview. Since this step may involve a lot of paperwork, use WORKSHEET J: TO DO LIST  to keep track of tasks and timelines for completion.

 

Other useful information include:

APPENDIX J: COMPLETING HIGH SCHOOL

Credits and Requirements

Goal Plan St Mary High School

 

 

Financing the Goal

Since many of the learning pathways require funding for education and training, it is important to determine the amount of funding that is required.

Use WORKSHEET K: FINANCING THE GOAL: CREATING A BUDGET to list expected income and expenses. This process will also assist in deciding whether to be a full-time student or a part-time student and work while attending school.

This step also involves investigating possible finance options:

a) Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP’s) are special tax-free savings plans to which governments also contribute.

b) Student Loans are usually available for full-time or part-time students. The amount of student loan is based on financial need. While student loans must be paid back, the loans are interest-free and do not need to be paid back until the student has completed school.

c) Grants are usually for full-time and part-time students. The amount of a grant is based on financial need. Usually, a grant does not need to be paid back.

d) Bursaries are usually awarded based on financial need. Usually a bursary does not need to be paid back.

e) Scholarships are usually awarded based on grades or other achievements.

 Use APPENDIX K: SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS to search for applicable scholarships and awards for which to apply.

Use APPENDIX L: FINANCES: BUDGETS, STUDENT LOANS, GRANTS, SAVINGS PLANS AND TAXES and

WORKSHEET L: FINANCING THE GOAL: APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES, GRANTS AND LOANS to explore different ways to pay for post-secondary education and training.

Use WORKSHEET M: STUDENT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCES as a handout to present to a reference that may be required for award applications.

Additional information about learning pathways and financial options may also be available as follows: 

APPENDIX M: ABORIGINAL RESOURCES

 APPENDIX N: DISABILITIES RESOURCES

APPENDIX O: FRENCH RESOURCES