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Counselling Services

In student Services, inpidual counselling is available for career, academic, and personal issues:

1. Career Counselling

Counsellors guide students to:

  • Become aware of who you are, your interests, values, and talents

  • Become aware of what you need to enrol in university, college or apprenticeship

  • Learn about the factors involved in choosing a career path

  • Become aware of specific strategies to achieve your career goals

  • Become aware of careers that interest you

  • Research different career fields

  • Access career interest testing to identify suitable careers for you

  • Explore popular career websites like www.careercruising.com
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2. Academic Counselling

Counsellors provide guidance that will:

  • Enable you to select courses of study which meet your needs, interests and talents

  • Help you resolve problems you may have with your timetable

  • Provide you with opportunities to explore careers through job shadowing and co-op

  • Provide you with the study skills needed to do well in your courses

  • Develop a realistic education plan so that you select the courses that are needed for your educational choices

  • Teach you about applying to university, college, apprenticeship and other training programs

  • Teach you how to access available resources (computer and print)

  • Provide you with opportunities to prepare for post-secondary programs

3. Personal Counselling

Young people struggle with personal issues and crises which impact on everyday learning and academic success. Obviously, these issues can distract from school and must be taken seriously if students are to achieve in school and life. Counsellors offer:

  • Confidential discussion of personal issues

  • Choices available in dealing with problems

  • Conflict resolution techniques

  • Problem solving techniques

  • Help in setting personal priorities and goals

  • Referral to school and community resources

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