What is my Plan for Achieving my Goals?
Lots of us have ideas about things we like to do – even jobs we might be interested in doing in the future – but it’s not always easy to know how to get there. This is where knowing how to Achieve Goals and Make Transitions comes in.
Planning for the future is a lot like following a road map to get to a destination; when you know which roads to take, getting to the destination is a lot easier! Always remember one very important “travel truth”; there is usually more than one road leading to a destination! What matters most is planning the route that’s best for you and gives you the best chance for success.
To help answer the question “What is my plan for achieving my goals?”, in school you will have the opportunity to:
- Create a plan that identifies in detail the steps required to achieve the goals you have set
- Identify the resources required to implement your plan
- Identify potential obstacles and challenges that you may encounter in implementing your plan and devise possible solutions.
Here are some important steps to help get you started on creating your plan:
- Start a plan that is easy to use and change as you move through high school. Use myblueprint.ca/halton to create your own profile where you can store information about: courses you’ve taken, courses you plan to take, track your progress toward graduation and post-secondary programs connected to your courses and interests.
- Visit myBlueprint where you can take a quiz to connect careers to your interests, watch interviews of people who work in those jobs, and find out about specific post-secondary programs. See your guidance counselor to get your school’s username and password.
- Investigate your career areas of interest in each pathway (Apprenticeship, College, Community, University and the Workplace) to find out what training is needed in order to prepare you for the career(s) you’re interested in.
- Think carefully about what courses are appropriate for you as a learner. Ask yourself: should I take Applied or Academic courses in Grades 9 and 10? Should I plan to take Workplace, College or University level courses in Grades 11 and 12?
- Explore the Experiential Learning Programs available in Grade 11 and 12. These programs are tailored to your interests and designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to pursue your chosen post-secondary pathway.
As you move through your years in high school, keep your information and plans up-to-date – it’s quick, easy, and a great way to help you plan and prepare for your pathway.