Exploring the Arts
This topic is for all the talented and creative youth that are interested in a career in the arts. Art is one of the most fulfilling pursuits in life. It provides an avenue for self-expression, creative fulfillment, and enjoyment. It also happens to be a viable career path. A lot of artists struggle with the idea that art is only something to be pursued for pleasure, or that art is a profession with limited financial prospects. Those ideas don’t accurately reflect the opportunities that exist today. The art industry is thriving and is a great place for dedicated, creative people to find meaningful work. With the help of Canadian artists, youth will explore different pathways to securing a career in the arts, including post-secondary education and apprenticeships.
In the sections below we have provided additional resources to support our live event and to provide opportunities for youth to engage in personal development and career exploration.
If you are under the age of 30, we would appreciate your help in completing a brief post-webinar survey to assist us with evaluating the impact of the series for our funder, RBC Future Launch. Be assured all responses will be kept fully confidential: https://bit.ly/survey_careers
Our e-learning series is designed to allow youth to confidently map out this next phase of their life through their own customized plan. These on-demand modules provide practical step-by-step guided instructions, curated resources and worksheets.
The first module in our e-learning series, ‘Identify Your Skills’, guides youth through the process of breaking down their volunteer and work experience and helps them identify transferable skills they should include in their resume.
Our Career VLOGs provide an inside look into different careers, as each video asks professionals basic questions about how they started in their industry, what skills and education are required, and where they see the opportunities for youth interesting in getting into this line of work today. These vlogs will provide a starting point for youth to explore a career option that they may have never thought of pursuing.
Career Choices VLOGS – Assistant Educator
Career Choices VLOGS – Reading Clinician
Career Choices VLOGS – Communications Assistant
Career Choices VLOGS – Speech Pathologist
For those wishing to integrate the series into learning plans (whether at home or in the classroom), we have provided discussion guides and slides to help. We encourage you to watch the webinar and continue the conversation through the workshop.
While conducting research for this series, Experiences Canada reviewed a number of resources and we are pleased to recommend the following resources we believe are especially relevant for teens and young adults.