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As a youth on a journey to self-discovery, knowing your personal qualities and how to portray them in a confident and positive image, is key to creating early career paths.
Communicating effectively, especially in front of a group is an asset that will increase your personal value and help you to move upward within your chosen field.
Believing in yourself, being authentic, and projecting confidence and a positive image are reflective in competition categories within the employment sector. Check out the resources above to learn more about the employment sector!
Employment Sector Activities
Picture your house, and imagine the aspects of construction that go into building it. To build a proper house carpenters are needed to create a base, plumbers are needed to install piping systems, electricians are needed to bring power to the structure, and these are only the beginning of jobs required to construct a house. Without the construction sector structures such as bridges, buildings, homes, and more wouldn’t be possible
The construction sector focuses on creation in all different mediums and fields. There isn’t only one set way to approach construction, some trades focus on building with wood and tools, some focus on melding metals together while others use bricks and mortar to create.
Numeracy is an essential skill for success when it comes to construction. Being strong in mathematics, being able to calculate measurements, and understanding numerical graphics are important in this sector. Review the activities above to learn more about the construction sector and the trades involved!
Construction Sector Activities
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Sheet metal work
The service sector focuses on using your skills to provide services instead of a physical product for customers and clients. This sector requires excellent communication skills as these individuals work closely with their customers to tailor services to their specific wants and needs.
Service sector jobs are all around us from hairstylists and estheticians who help us look our best to cooks and bakers who consistently deliver tasty treats to their customers. Check out the resources above to learn more about service sector jobs!
Service Sector Activities
Information Technology Sector
As technology continues to advance daily, so does the information technology sector. Typically information technology is known as the systems that help store, process, and create information in online spaces and tech systems, but this sector houses a vast amount of categories that expand beyond just the typical definition of IT.
Jobs in this sector require problem solving skills as many technologists work to troubleshoot systems. Other jobs require creative thinking and innovation as they use technology to create something entirely new! Check out the resources above to learn more about the careers in the information technology field.
Information Technology Sector Activities
3D Digital Game Art
2D Character Computer Animation
3D Character Computer Animation
Graphic Design Technology
Architectural Technology and Design
Mechanical Engineering CAD
Graphic Design Technology
IT Office Software Applications
IT - Network Systems Administration
STEM and Control Systems
The Business Encyclopedia defines Manufacturing as the making of goods by hand or by a machine that upon completion the business sells to a customer. Items used in manufacturing may be raw materials or component parts of a larger product. The manufacturing usually happens on a large-scale production line of machinery and skilled laborers.
Engineering is a scientific field and job that involves taking our technical understanding of the natural world and using it to invent, design, and build things to solve problems and achieve practical goals. This can include development of roads, bridges, cars, planes, machines, and computers! Famous engineers include Leonardo Da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, Elon Musk, and Governor-General of Canada Ms. Julie Payette, an engineer and business woman who completed two space flights, logging 25+ days in space. The sky isn’t the limit in a career in engineering as engineers can go above and beyond our atmosphere! Check out the resources above to learn more about the manufacturing sector!
Manufacturing Sector Activities
How do you get to where you need to go on a daily basis? Perhaps by car, subway, or bus? In the long-term maybe you’ve ridden in a plane to get to a farther away destination? The transportation sector helps provide people with methods of movement in all different aspects of their lives whether focusing on moving people from locations to location, transporting goods, or transporting heavy materials on construction sites.
Did you know that the world’s largest dump truck costs 6 million dollars and can move 450 tonnes in one go! Did you know that a modern formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120 miles per hour because there is enough aerodynamic downforce to make it happen? Did you know the man who invented cruise control in 1948, Ralph Teeter, was blind? Check out the resources above to learn more fun facts about the transportation sector and the careers offered within it!
Transportation Sector Activities
Heavy Vehicle Technology