Resources for Students, Teachers, and Employers

Career Kiosks: (available in Junior & Senior High Schools)

Career Kiosks can help students with career exploration using futureseekers.ca, a career planning website designed specifically to engage Nova Scotia students, and provide them with direct access to career planning tools licensed for use in Nova Scotia schools.

Careers Nova Scotia

Apprenticeship Nova Scotia

This site includes a complete description of each of the 66 designated trades (including the 12 compulsory certified trades)  in Nova Scotia, videos about apprenticeship and careers in the trades, contact information for the Training Officers in Nova Scotia, as well as all of the details on how to get started as an apprentice. 

Career Cruising

An Internet based career exploration and planning tool that can be used by you to explore career options and develop a career plan. The site provides many things including assessment tools to help identify career interests, multimedia interviews, career profiles, post-secondary and apprenticeship information, and a resume builder. Students in grades 7-12 have access to this site via a username and password.

Jobs People Do

has been designed for students of all ages who are identifying career choices that interest them and are interested in finding out the appropriate academic requirements needed for a career in that chosen field. Nova Scotia schools have a provincial license for grades 7-12. Each school has their own username and password, teachers, students and families have access to the site both at school and from home. User login required. For access from 'outside EDnet', use your school username and password.

Portfolio Development (Lifework Portfolios)

A portfolio is a tool used to gather and record information about students’ abilities, interests, and learning styles. It is beneficial to collect examples of student work over time and across subject areas. The work that is collected should be both teacher-generated and student-generated, and each item should contain student reflection. Portfolios should be reviewed and updated regularly, providing an accurate student portrait. They are not limited to in school activities – students and families can work on this outside of school as well.