CWEX 20/30 Daily Information

Happy 2014 and Welcome Back



Monday January 13 to Friday January 24
What are we learning today?
  • We can reflect on our work experience through our final project in the class
  • We can share our work experience with our peer
  • We can update our resumes to include our work experience

Monday January 20 - Work Day!!! Get all assignments done please

Tuesday - Presentations -
1) Dylan McDougall
2) Tanner Schier
3) Brandon Spiers
4) Miranda Staples
5) Kylie Bisson
6) Paige Hager
7) Clayton Lott

Wednesday Presentations -
1) Shaeni MacLeod
2) Hannah Tremblay
3) Kennedy Cook-Archambault
4) Kelly Quick
5) Brooke German
6) Jonathon Mugford
7) Courtney Dahlgren

Thursday Presentations -
1) Kayla Pidhorodetsky
2) Mikayla Wirth
3) Candace Stenko
4) Cheyenne Caragata
5) Faith Nichols
6) Kyah Rozon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztCrZkZWNN0&rel=0
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Monday January 13 - The whole class is going to be spent working on your final project

Tuesday January 14
1) Progress reports to Ms. Rowe sharing exactly where you are with your final presentation.
2) Finding a job! What do we do? Where do we go. Our job is now to brain storm a list of where you can find a job. (Ms. Rowe will type it right under this statement).
  • saskjobs.ca
  • jobshop.ca (then look for your city)
  • Local city newspaper
  • workopolis.com
  • ca.indee.com
  • kijiji.ca
  • jobsearch.monster.ca
  • servicecanada.gc.ca
  • wowjobs.ca
  • careerdirections.ca
  • localjobs.ca
  • discovermoosejaw.com
  • insidejobs.com
  • mainstreet.com

3) Applying for a job





Samples




Wednesday January 15
1) Final Project
2) Job Application - How to represent yourself? How do you create a first impression when you are not there?
3) Applying for a job

When you are done you need to hand in your application on FRIDAY
1) Job you are applying for
2) Cover Letter for the job
3) Application
4) Resume

Thursday January 16 - Finalize your final projects

Friday January 17 - Order of final projects will be done.... Are you ready?
Applying for a job.

Monday January 6 to Friday January 10
Happy New Year!!!!
What are we learning today?
  • We can reflect on our work experience through our final project in the class
  • We can share our work experience with our peer
  • We can update our resumes to include our work experience employers
  • We can create a functional online portfolio

Monday January 6
1) Welcome back
2) Social Media Clean Up - This is just a reminder. I know if an employer asked you to show your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook accounts that all of you would be happy to open it up and show all the pics associated with your name. Being proud of who you are on line and what images represent you is what you strive for. Putting up inappropriate postings or pictures that might hurt your future in terms of getting employment or getting into your post secondary institution of choice, is something you need to be aware of! Being "private" on line is something you need to be educated on!
Things to think about when it comes to Social Media




Training people on Social Media is a business

St. Luke's Hospital Training Video




3) Online Portfolio


Tuesday January 7 to January 10
1) Online Portfolio
2) Final Project for exit interviews


Monday December 8 to Friday December 20
What are we working on this week?
  • We can continue to develop the skills of a good worker within our work placements
  • We can be safe in our workplace by following all directions and safety procedures
  • We can continue to ask questions of our employer when it comes to being clear on instructions and tasks
  • We can take initiative in talking with our employers on our goals within the workplace
  • We can take the time to reflect on our experiences within the workplace and journalize them

Monday December 16 - Last WEEK!!!
1) Round Table Reflection of the experience - Should Ms. Rowe place another student there?
2) Portfolio Assignment - This will be due at the end of the semester -

Monday December 8 - Last two weeks of your placement
Your placement should feel like your job right now. You should be feeling like you are an employee (Even at the dentist offices). We are going to do the following today;
1) Round table discussion
2) Gift ready for your employer (ignore Mr. Young and think Ms. Rowe :-) )
3) Journal today - Your job is to write a thank you letter highlighting your experiences over the last 8 weeks. Make should you include who, what, when, where, why, and how in your letter. What does that mean? It means you include everything that you experienced. What you felt, when it was good, when you learned, etc...
4) Getting ready for our final project - have your Effective Employee handout done!



Monday December 2 to Friday December 6
What are we working on this week?
  • We are going to look for places where we can have initiative
  • We are going to improve our skills when getting in necessary paperwork
  • We are going to continue to ask questions

Monday December 2 - Wow! It is December already. When did that happen? Shorten day today!
1) Round table discussion - This is an important part today. There is only 2 1/2 weeks left of our CWEX experience. What have you learned so far about yourself?
2) Journal Response -
a) How are you going to show initiative in your job this week? How are you going to see something to do? How are you going to ask your employer if you can do a task that might not have been asked of you? (This would only happen if you are done the jobs you have been asked to do).
b) A new employee has come into your workplace. You are in charge of teaching them the ropes. Your supervisor tells you not to miss anything when teaching the new person but nothing else but that. What are you going to do? List all the steps that you will tell the person about your job. You have to remember to included, safety, work hours, rules and regulations, coffee breaks, start and stop times, etc.... anything that is applicable to your workplace.

Tuesday to Friday - Work time
Extra Time Sheets if you need them -



Monday November 25 to Thursday November 29
What are we working on this week?
  • We are going to reflect on our skills as an effective employee
  • We are going to improve our skills when getting in necessary paperwork
  • We are going to be safe in our workplace by following all directions and safety procedures
  • We can take initiative in talking with our employers on our goals within the workplace
  • We will continue to ask questions of our employer when it comes to being clear on instructions and tasks

Monday November 25
1) Round table discussions - highlight ups and downs of the week
2) Journal Reflection Post - Please talk about the following on your journal/reflection page
  • What has been the highlight of your first half of work?
  • What is something that you have learned so far from your journey?
  • What is a mistake you have made? How have you learned from it?
  • What would you teach a new employee about being in your workplace?
3) Effective Employee - Complete the following handout. Define each quality of an effective worker. This will help you with your final assignment


Monday November 18 to Thursday November 21
  • We can continue to develop the skills of an effective employee
  • We can encourage and support others in our work place
  • We can reflect on how we are an employee

Monday November 18
1) Round Table Discussions
2) Reading Assessment - Our whole school is a part of this assessment
3) Creation of our final project for CWEX

Your responsibilities as a CWEX student -
  • Attend every day
  • Call in sick if you can not make it in to both the employer and to Ms. Rowe
  • Attend Monday classes
  • Complete time sheets
  • Complete all paper work required. Midterm evaluations are NOW DUE
  • Reflect in your experience through assignments provided by Ms. Rowe
  • Have fun and learn from your experiences


Tuesday to Thursday - Work Experience. If you are short hours you might want to arrange time with your employer for Friday. Just a thought you have the choice. Ms. Rowe can give you your current hours if you are curious.

Monday November 4 to Thursday November 7, 2013
  • We can continue to develop the skills of an effective employee
  • We can encourage and support others in our work place
  • We can begin to analyze our skills as an effective employee through our journals

Monday November 4
1) Round table discussion
2) AGAIN.... Time sheet check missing... Dakota, John, Brooke, Shaeni, Kayla, Kelly, Hannah (No time sheet... No Marks)

3) Journal refection today -
- Communication - How is your communicating skills in your workplace? Who are you regularly communicating with at work?
- What is the main topic of conversation? When you don't understand something who do you go to and how do you ask?
- When work gets boring what do you do? Are you sitting doing nothing or are you asking for something to do? How do you ask for something to do?
- What if you want to see something or do something you haven't done yet? How are you going to ask?
- How to talk to customers? What do you need to remember?
- When you are asked a question that you don't understand, what do you do? What do you say to your employer?


Monday October 28 to Friday November 1, 2013
What are we learning this week?
  • We can continue to develop the skills of a good worker within our work placements
  • We can be safe in our workplace by following all directions and safety procedures
  • We can continue to ask questions of our employer when it comes to being clear on instructions and tasks
Monday October 28
1. Round table discussion - What was good this week? What worked well for you? What didn't go well this week?
2. The art of procrastination - Who falls into the trap?
JOURNAL RESPONSES
3. Your job this week was to think. How did you think? What made you think? Did you always think? Did you notice others around you (no names need to be mentioned) not thinking? Did you notice others around you really thinking? Hmmmmmm thinking. Who knew we needed to think so much!
4. Fear - What fear did you overcome this week? How did you overcome the fear? Maybe you didn't over come a fear this week.... What was that fear? Why is the fear stopping you?
What is our focus next week?
Effective Employee Notes -


Tuesday to Friday - You are working in your place of empolyment for your CWEX class. That means be there every day! If you are not, you need to call into your employer and a call made to Ms. Rowe at Peacock.

Monday Oct 21 to Friday Oct 25, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • We can bring our Workers Compensation form (Green Sheet) back to Ms. Rowe (LAST CHANCE)
  • We can begin developing the skills of a good worker through our work placements
  • We can begin to analyze our skills as a worker by completing one of the journal entries
  • We feel more comfortable talking to the people within our workplace

Journal Goal this week - Thinking and what is your fear?

Monday Oct 21, 2013
1) Round table discussion in room 225 - Let's hear about your placements? What have you learned over your first 4 days?
2) Journal Responses and Time Cards - You will be required to submit your time card.


Analytical Thinking:
  • Ø Uses assessment, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ø Analyzes and synthesizes a wide range of information to draw conclusions and make decisions.
  • Ø Take information in and break it down


Monday Oct 14 to Friday Oct 18, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • We can bring our Workers Compensation form (Green Sheet) back to Mr. Young (LAST CHANCE)
  • We can begin developing the skills of a good worker through our work placements
  • We can begin to analyze our skills as a worker by completing one of the journal entries
  • We feel more comfortable talking to the people within our workplace

Tuesday to Friday - Out in our work placements.


Monday Oct 7 to Friday October 11, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • To engage in a work study experience and develop entry level workplace skills that may lead to sustainable employment.
  • To expand career research beyond the classroom setting
  • To learn how to be an effective employee

Monday Oct 7, 2013
Today is an organizational day. We need to get our cover letters, resumes, and folders ready for our employers. No one is to leave at the bell till Ms. Rowe has everything ready to go meet your employers tomorrow!!!! A part of this is calling your employers to set up when you start work. We will practice what to say when you phone.

Tuesday and Wednesday Oct 8 and 9, 2013 - Mrs. Biro will be here as I will be meeting your employers telling them how awesome you are!!!
Tuesday
  • Dakota, Kelly, and Kassidie You need to get your green forms and folders ready. Mrs. Biro will help you with this.
  • TELEPHONE DAY - You will be calling your employers today. Make sure if you need your script from yesterday you have it.
    • Make sure you have the right number
    • Call and id your self as a Career and Work student from Peacock Collegiate
    • Tell why you are calling
    • Start date is Oct 15. You will be working till Dec 19 (if they need that info)
    • Critical piece of info - Tell the employer if you can get their for a 10 am start time. I have id to the employers that you might not be able to get to your placement right at 10 am. 10:15 to 12:15 might work better for you. Remember you do not want to be late late late late
    • Let the conversation flow from there. Make sure you LISTEN to what your employer has to say. Take notes if you need to. Make sure you know how to dress for your first day of work. You don't want to show up looking like you don't belong
  • Get your resumes and cover letters ready! Yes Ms. Rowe is still carrying around your resumes. But make sure they are ready to print for Friday. This is when we will get everything ready for your first day. You need to arrive with your resume, cover letter and green form. Remember there is a long weekend in between.... Don't forget your responsibilities!!!!
Wednesday - Portfolio day!!! Mrs. Biro is taking you through the process of a well put together portfolio I will be marking these during the work phase of this class. Your portfolio should be ready to go at any time!!!!

Thursday Oct 10, 2013 - Mr. Rowe will be teaching us today... yes I wrote that right Mr. Rowe. He will be teaching us what it takes to be an effective employee. He will be teaching us from an employers perspective!

Friday Oct 11, 2013 - This is our final classroom day before you head off to the workplace. We will be spending the morning making sure you are ready. Making sure you know

Monday Sept 30 to Friday Oct 4, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • We are going to get our WHMIS certification
  • We are going to learn about ourselves in how to be an effective employee
  • We are going to learn about employability skills and the changing world of work
  • Will will understand Human Ethics and Human Rights and Equality

Monday Sept 30 - HEAD PHONE DAY!
Period 2 and 3 - You will be spending the day obtaining your WHMIS Certification through the Safe and Certified website.

For those of you who have completed the course last year and your certification is up to date (make sure it is in your resume), your job today is to review WHMIS.

Tuesday Oct 1- Please hand in your journal responses by the end of period 3.
1) Complete your WHMIS Certification - 25 marks to complete course (Ms. Rowe gets an email when the course is completed)
2) What is Fairness in the workplace?


Wednesday Oct 2 - What does a business person think about his employees? Colin Young is going to spend the morning with us talking and discussing how you can be the best employee you can be. Think about $$$$$.

Thursday Oct 3 -
We are going to spend the morning and explore the world of being an effective employee. First of all you need to understand the how to "Fake it till you BECOME it". Tiny things can make the biggest changes.


Friday Oct 4 - We are spending the morning reflecting on what it takes to not stop in the work place. Watch The Pursuit of Happyness and make sure you are ready to share what it takes to not stop when you are faced with adversity.


Monday Sept 23 to Friday Sept 27, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • We are going to examine and understand how to do an effective interview
  • We will get our work placements and uncover how we will call our employers
  • We are going to practice phone skills (and we don't mean how fast you can text)
  • We will understand Human Ethics and Human Rights and Equality


Monday Sept 23 -
Period 2 -Today is spent talking. Not visiting with your friends. Not talking to the people in the hallway. Spending the time learning how to speak when it comes to an INTERVIEW.
Period 3 - Who are you? What is your personality? We are going to be visiting Type Focus today to see who you are.

Tuesday Sept 24 -
Period 2 - We are going to start our day with INTERVIEWS It is your job to find your partner. Introduce yourself and begin the process of practicing your interviewing skills. You will assume the role of employee and employer. Why are we doing this? To get you to talk and be comfortable with your answering skills. Helping you think on your feet!!!!
Period 3 - Social Media Clean up Time


Wednesday Sept 25 -
Period 2 and 3 - What number are you? The Dr. Phil Test
Are you ready for work?



What is Fairness in the workplace?


Thursday Sept 26 - YARA INTERVIEW READINESS!!!!!!!!!!
We are going to be getting everything ready for our interviews on Monday with Norma Willows from Yara. What does that mean? Well, by the end of class today I will have a copy of your cover letter and resume that I will put in an envelope and drop it off in her mailbox. Yes a person in business will be reading over your letters and resumes.
1) Get resume printed off
2) Cover Letter - Let's get them a little better please. Spell check, grammar check, and make sure what you are saying makes sense.
3) Get both together and staple them. Give to Ms. Rowe.
4) If we have time.... Ms. Rowe will move onto what was planned for yesterday!




Friday Sept 27 -We will spend the day using Wednesday Sept 25th lesson.

1) Yara interview schedule

2) Resume Self evaluation -
print off and fill in with your resume to Ms. Rowe
Ms. Rowe's Evaluation of your resume -
3) Refer up to Sept 25 day for what we are doing today.

Monday Sept 16 to Friday Sept 20, 2013

What are we learning?


Monday Sept 16 - We are going to work on two things today.
Period 2 - Complete our discussion about Work Study and Preparation
Period 3 - Let's see what kind of resume you have.
1) Print off your resume or when you can add it to your wiki (or email it to yourself)
2) Go through with your partner the 10 questions on the Resume Building page.
3) Job discussion with Ms. Rowe

Tuesday Sept 17 - Resume Day
Period 2 and 3 is dedicated to fine tuning, completing, reworking, or starting your resume. By the end of class your resume should be good to go! (or close to it)

Wednesday Sept 18 - Now you have a resume... what do you do? Cover Letter!
Period 2 and 3 is dedicated to creating a cover letter to a job that you find on Job Shop

Thursday Sept 19 - Wow... Resume and a cover letter ready to go! You are getting closer and closer to being employed. But not just yet. The next step is getting ready to get interviewed! How do you answer questions? How do you respond to questions when you don't know the answer? We are going to spend the next couple of days working on our Interview Skills.

Friday Sept 20 - We are getting closer and closer to being ready to be an effective employee. Hey... New term Effective Employee... What does that mean?

Monday Sept 9 to 13, 2013

What are we learning?

Monday Sept 9 - You will be beginning your vision boards. What does this mean? It is your chance to put images and words to what your goals and dreams are. You will be creating something that you can put on your wiki, talk about in an interview, share with your parents or friends, and put up on your wall so you can see what you want to accomplish in your future. This is both short term and long term goals. See the Work Study and Preparation page for all your vision board information.


If you do NOT have your blue form in by today to Mrs. Scerbe you will be lower and lower on the list of Ms. Rowe finding you a job. She needs the form ASAP!

Tuesday Sept 10 - During this class will be looking at what employabilities skills are. We will also be starting to create your top 10 employability skills. The end of the class will be working on completing your vision board. This will be your first mark in Ms. Rowe's class.

Wednesday Sept 11 and Thursday Sept 12- We are going to continue with what makes us an employable worker. Career Cruising will help you uncover a little more information about yourself.

Friday Sept 13 - We are going to spend the morning with a lot of interaction. Be prepared to present your vision board. As well, being able to discuss and share your career cruising results.


Tuesday Sept 4 to Friday Sept 6, 2013

What are we learning?
  • We can go over out course outline and discuss what we will be discovering in CWEX
  • We can read over the responsibilities of the students that are taking CWEX
  • We can examine many different forms of work as we examine our potential work placements
  • We can fill out our Student Application Forms with 100% efficiency for our potential work placements
  • We can can examine personal skills, interests, hobbies, and personalities as we create our own wikispaces for the class
    (digitial portfolio)

How are we learning it?
Welcome to Career and Work Experience (CWEX) 2013!! I hope you had an awesome first semester and are looking forward to tackling this class, this semester! I am really looking forward to working with all of you as you are taking one of the most PRACTICAL classes within the school! Let's face it, at the end of all this high school stuff, university, SIAST, and so on, all of us are going to be working at some point! Some of you have already experienced a taste of this and that is AWESOME! My bet is you are taking this class to not only get your credit, but to either try to enter a field that you have interest in or get another current reference to throw onto your resume! Whatever your reason is, I am glad you are here!

1. Course Expectations -



2. To you the student - What CWEX can offer you -
➢ Provides individual opportunities to increase motivation, improve achievement, and enhance self concept
➢ Provides an opportunity to recognize the relevance of school to the work world
➢ Provides an opportunity to explore potential careers/choices
➢ Helps identify the student’s capabilities and limitations
➢ Provides an opportunity to become more aware of the demands and responsibilities of employment
➢ Provides training that will help in the transition from school to the work world;
➢ Assists students in securing full or part-time employment

3. Student Eligibility for work placement -
  • School Attendance
  • Some Employability Skills
  • Ability to contribute and benefit from the program.
  • Academic performance and achievement
  • Positive attitude towards school and work habits
  • Parental/Guardian approval


4. What is the semester going to look like?
Example of a work placement

Placements will go every Tuesday to Friday from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

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How does this work?

1. You will be required to fill out the Blue form listing you top 3 job choices. This is like a job application. It needs to be filled out with care and attention.

2. Ms. Rowe takes all your requests and meets with other CWEX teachers in Moose Jaw. We find the best matches as possible.

3. Ms. Rowe contacts all the employers to make sure they are willing to take a workplace student.

4. Ms. Rowe goes and completes safety checks to make sure the business has WCB coverage.

5. You are provided your workplace once all academic components are met.

6. You will be working 4 days a week. One day will be in classroom so you can write in your weekly journal and hand in your time sheet. Not time sheets... No mark!

7. Ms. Rowe goes out and monitors your work placement. Employers will contact her if there is any issues in the workplace. If there is a problem, a discussion will be had with the employer and your parents/guardians.

8. Employers will provide an initial, midterm, and final evaluation of your time with them as an employee. 40% of your mark is classroom 60% of your mark is workplace.

5. On Line Portfolios - You will be REQUIRED to create an online portfolio. To start this process we will be creating a wiki space for you to use. How to do that?
  • Go to www.wikispaces.com and create an account. Please use a consistent password and username. Nothing more frustrating than you saying "I can't remember my password!".
  • Choose a wiki name that is appropriate to share with an employer. This is a portfolio that you could use for applications for university/SIAST so make sure it is an adult like choice vs. childish name choice.
  • Let Ms. Rowe know what the name is so she can get it verified by wiki.
  • Create, create, create your on-line space (using the guidelines provided by Ms. Rowe)
  • Keep your portfolio updated regularly or it will cause you A LOT of work in the end. Remember you want this to be something that represents who you are as a person. First impressions take 10 seconds (some of you have met me for the first time and have already made judgement of me and this course, your potential employers do the same thing).