by Jesse-Ann Hennessey
Special to KingsCountyNews.ca
Students now have access to a new career-planning site called Futureseekers that will help them prepare for their future.
Futureseekers kiosks have been placed in all high schools across Nova Scotia; the site has career-planning resources – including job profiles, videos and articles on different careers, planning steps and more - in one organized and easy to use site.
The kiosks were launched on Feb. 11 at Northeast Kings Education Center.
Education Minister Ramona Jennex launched Futureseekers as part of her annual update on the Kids and Learning First education plan she announced a year ago.
“We made a commitment to prepare our students for good jobs and citizenship in their communities. This easy-to-use tool will help equip students to make informed decisions about their futures,” Jennex said.
Planning for the future is not easy, and this is another valuable tool to help with that, she said.
“(It) will help students prepare for life after high school.”
Mary Hanneman, guidance counsellor at Northeast Kings, said the site is very helpful.
“As a guidance counsellor, to me, it’s a great tool,” she said.
Futureseekers will help highlight to importance of exploring careers in high schools, Hanneman added.
“This will encourage students to begin the career-planning process earlier and make it more accessible,” she said.