What is the IB Career-related Programme?
The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique program addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The program supports students in three areas - technical skills, academic skills, and employability skills - leading students to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
Why consider the IB Career-related Programme?
The CP helps students to prepare for effective participation in life, fostering attitudes and habits of mind that allow them to become lifelong learners and to get involved in learning that develops their capacity and will to make a positive difference. The CP promotes development of skills, and encourages students to take responsibility for their own actions, encouraging high levels of self-esteem through meaningful achievements.
Who should consider the IB Career-related Programme?
The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement
Technical Skills: Students who are a part of the CP study within their chosen Career-related pathway throughout both 11th and 12th grades. Below you will find the choices of Career-related pathways for Huron CP students.
Academic Skills: Students who are a part of the CP choose two or more Diploma Programme (DP) classes (either SL or HL) in 11th and 12th grades. At least one of these DP courses must be a 2 year course spanning both 11th and 12th grades.
To find out more about these DP courses, please go to https://tinyurl.com/hurondp
Employability Skills: Students who are a part of the CP study the core elements of the program listed below throughout both 11th and 12th grades as one of their scheduled classes called CP Core Advisory. In this class, students will receive instruction, guidance and support as they plan and reflect on the CP experience.
CP Core Advisory - a two year course that contains all elements of the CP core:
Personal and Professional Skills (90 hours):
PPS develops students’ attitudes, skills, and strategies to both personal and professional situations and contexts now and in the future. PPS emphasizes transferable skill development for the workplace so it can be transferred and applied to a range of situations.
Reflective Project Essay (50 hours):
Students complete an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period of time and submitted toward the end of the CP. Through a reflective project, students identify, analyze, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies. This project is intended to promote high-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery, and creativity.
Service Learning (50 hours):
Students develop and apply knowledge and skills toward meeting an identified and authentic community need. In this research-based approach, students undertake service initiatives related to topics previously explored while utilizing skills, understandings and values developed in these studies.
Language Development Portfolio (50 hours):
Language development encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to success in the 21st century world.