Career Life Connections 12 & Capstone for Athletes

Ministry code: CLC

It is recommended that students complete Career Life Education 10 prior to starting this course.

View the complete Learning Standards for this course here: Career Life Connections 12

Designed specifically for Athletes, this Career Life Connections course will identify and develop each student’s personal interests, passions and goals. Students reflect on the learning experiences and competency development in school and community, and explore roles and possibilities in personal, education and work-life contexts. Career Life Connections facilitates the community networking and experiential learning to benefit decision making both within and outside of school while concurrently designing and producing a graduation Capstone project.

Each module in Career Life Connections 12 will include lessons and assignments in addition to a Capstone project component.


Unit 1 Big Idea: Career life development includes ongoing cycles of exploring, planning, reflecting, adapting and deciding.

  • Lesson 1: Development of Our Core Competencies
  • Lesson 2: Mastering a Personal Introduction
  • Lesson 3: An Introduction to Scholarships
  • Lesson 4: How Can Our Worldview Impact Decision Making?
  • Capstone Lesson: Choosing a Topic, Strand and Mentor

Core Competencies Assignment
Personal Introduction Assignment
Scholarship Application Assignment
Worldview Journal

Capstone Project:

  • Choosing a Strand & Critical Thinking Question
  • Choosing and Introducing a Mentor


Unit 2 Big Idea: Career life decisions influence and are influenced by internal and external factors, including local and global trends.

  • Lesson 1: Is There Such Thing as a 9-5 Anymore?
  • Lesson 2: Navigating Change in Your Sport
  • Capstone Lesson: Formalizing Your Proposal & Starting an Action Log

Flexible Workplaces Assignment
Changes in Your Sport Assignment
Business Model Canvas Assignment

Capstone Project: Formalizing Your Proposal


Unit 3 Big Idea: Engaging in networks and reciprocal relationships can guide and broaden career-life awareness and options.

  • Lesson 1: Developing a Personal Marketing Video
  • Lesson 2: Continuing Your Role as a Mentee While Developing Your Role as a Mentor
  • Lesson 3: Developing a Personal Marketing Plan
  • Capstone Lesson: Your Capstone Project Action Log

Personal Marketing Video Assignment
Mentorship Assignment
Personal Marketing Plan Assignment

Capstone Project: Action Log Submission


Unit 4 Big Idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being.

  • Lesson 1: Looking Beyond North American Views of Work-Life Balance
  • Lesson 2: The Art of Procrastination
  • Lesson 3: How Wellness Plans Can Impact Our Well Being
  • Capstone Lesson: Assembling and Presenting Your Project

Work-Life Balance Assignment
Procrastination TedTalk
Wellness Plans Assignment

Capstone Project: Action Log Submission


Unit 5 Big Idea: Lifelong learning and active citizenship foster career-life opportunities for people and communities.

  • Lesson 1: Translating Our Skills to Those People Want
  • Lesson 2: Setting Financial Goals and a Budget to Achieve Them
  • Lesson 3: Raising Income and Lowering Credit
  • Lesson 4: The Importance of Community Connectedness
  • Capstone Lesson: Presenting with Confidence

Translating Skills Assignment
Financial Goals Assignment
Community Connectedness Assignment

Capstone Project:

  • Action Log Final Submission
  • Capstone Project Presentation


  • First Assignment (Unit 1 Assignments) 10%
  • Module Assignments 40%
  • Capstone Components and Presentation 50%

Required Resources:  a computer with internet access and headphones/speakers.

BC Performance Standards