This page will provide useful links for students to assist with the career planning process.
1. My Blueprint www.myblueprint.ca/ocsb All OCSB students have access to this site and are automatically logged in if they go through the Student Portal. The functions are extensive including:
Interest inventories, learning styles, personality, etc. tests
Goal setting tools
Resume and cover letter builder
High school course and program planner
Post-secondary education and apprenticeship research tool
Career and job research tool
Financial planning tool
2. Career Cruising This website provides information on hundreds of different careers. Students can find out the level of education required programs, typical salaries, job descriptions, etc. Student may start with a career matchmaker quiz which will provide several career suggestions based on their interests. www.careercruising.com Login: ottawasep Password: 26780
4. Thinking of a Career in the Military? Paid Education Programs Are Available in the Canadian Armed Forces
Did you know that enrolling in a Paid Education program in the Canadian Armed Forces means, you can start a career with the right training and without student debt?
Our Paid Education programs include, theRegular Officer Training Plan to become a military Officer. Your education starts by entering the Canadian Military Collegesystem. The benefits of graduation include the security of both a university degree and employment. As well, there are additional programs the military has to offer besides attending university. It is also possible to take an accredited program at a local college through our Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan. Candidates can gain specific skills in a trade or field for a career that is in demand in the Forces.
One of the main questions about Paid Education programs is usually: how long does a person have to serve in the military following completion? In return for the Forces paying for your studies, you are required to serve for a period of time following graduation. Time served is calculated on the basis of two months service for each month of paid education. The Forces also have Specialized Trainingavailable. If you are thinking of becoming a Doctor, Dentist, Pilot or Social Worker in the military, there are programs specific to these occupations that are offered through specific educational institutions.
All candidates will have to complete Basic Training regardless of the profession that is selected. Officer cadets will need to complete 14 weeks of basic military training, while non-commissioned members will be required to complete a 12-week course.
The military offers over 100 career optionsthat are comparable to occupations in the corporate and civilian world. These careers require training that could be eligible for our Paid Education programs. Check out the wide variety of occupations that are available in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Apply online and start the process towards a military career today. In Other News!
Canadian Armed Forces recruiters are on social media! If you are looking for information on jobs in demand, paid education, diversity, or general information about joining the Forces, our recruiters are here to answer your questions. We post information daily and interact with our followers. Follow us on Twitter @ForcesJobs Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube channel Connect with us on LinkedIn
Looking for a recruiter or recruitment event near you? Go to the Find A Recruiter page, select which province you are interested in, and look for the “Events” tab for more information (Note: an events tab will only appear if there are events scheduled to take place).
Contact: Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Ottawa 66 Slater St/ Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0K2 Telephone (613) 992-2127 Website www.forces.ca 1-800-856-8488