ACHIEVEMENTS UNLOCKED

Through consultation with industry and educators across the province, three core expectations were identified for young people starting in the skilled trades and technology sectors.

ATTITUDE

Committed, punctual, eager and able to learn, focused on work, able to solve problems, works well on a team and demonstrates initiative, and always chooses a safety-first approach to every job.

SKILLS

Familiar with basic skills, functional math, effective communication, physical labour, trouble-shooting, and more.

KNOWLEDGE

Understands the bigger picture, including what the company does and what kind of opportunities are available within the industry. Works safely and is familiar with the apprenticeship program and other important aspects of working in industry.

WE CALL THESE ATTRIBUTES THE 'INDUSTRY ASK'

THE RIGHT STUFF

The FutureBuilder Tool makes it easier for a young person to show they are ready for that first entry into the workforce. A series of activities have been identified that help them discover all of the ways they have been getting ready for life after high school.

CAPTURING CAPACITY

Real-world activities, such as playing on a sports team, obtaining a driver’s licence, or volunteering in the community, are tracked through the FutureBuilder app, enabling students to highlight the things they’re already doing in school and life that show they’re ready.

By tracking six categories of activities, the app makes it easier for a student to identify, understand, and communicate their current and future capacity.

ACTIVITIES

The core knowledge and skills needed to make an informed decision about careers in the skilled trades and technologies.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

A foundational understanding of the various aspects required to work safely and effectively.

FITNESS & FOCUS

Must-have attributes that include being a team player, initiative, follow through, and commitment.

CERTIFICATIONS

Documentation of the short term safety, licenses and workplace training completed.

JOBS

Documented experiences – volunteer or paid – to show progressive improvement in fundamental activities.

PROJECTS

Projects at home, in school or at work that a student completes to demonstrate their capacity and progression.

GETTING STARTED

Review the video tutorials to help you get started with your FutureBuilder account.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

RESOURCES

FUTUREBUILDER - STUDENT INSTRUCTION

This information sheet can be given to students to help guide them through getting started on their FutureBuilder profile.

FUTUREBUILDER - VIDEO TUTORIALS

These videos can be used in class or shared with students to help guide them through the various levels of FutureBuilder.

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