Career Planning

Our guidance department offers students support in their planning for their future.

Career Events 
Build A Dream Career Expo 
Pathways to Success 

Ontario schools implement and support the Creating Pathways to Success program with goals of:

  • ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed education and career/life choices through the effective application of a four-step inquiry process;
  • provide opportunities for this learning both in and outside the classroom; and
  • engage parents and the broader community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program, to support students in their learning.
DDSB Resources 

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) provides a variety of resources to help students direct their learning. This allows them to receive relevant academic and practical experience regardless of the career pathway they choose.

Choosing My Success Student Transition Guide (Planning for Grade 9)

Choosing My Success - Overview (for Grade 8 students and their families)

Refining My Pathway Student Transition Guide (Planning for Grade 11 & 12)

Designing My Future Student Transition Guide (Planning for Your Initial Post-Secondary Destination)

Pathways to Student Success (Provides students, parents, and schools with information on a range of opportunities and individualized pathways to enhance student success.)

My Blueprint

As part of our commitment to Student Success and supporting the ministry mandate for Creating Pathways to Success, effective September 2020, all elementary and secondary DDSB schools will transition from Career Cruising to myBlueprint to support students in Grades 7 to 12 with their Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) and course selection.

myBlueprint is a comprehensive online education, career/life planning, and digital portfolio tool designed to meet students' learning needs, interests, and aspirations. myBlueprint gives students the opportunity to become an architect of their own future.  As students begin this journey, they should be asking themselves:

  • Who am I?
  • What are my opportunities?
  • Who do I want to become?
  • What is my plan for achieving my goals?

myBlueprint is a robust way for students to plan their education and possible career pathways.  Students can access: 

  • Who Am I: Comprehensive interest and career/life assessment surveys to help students learn more about themselves and their occupation matches. 
  • Goals: Create S.M.A.R.T Goals and a plan of action to stay on track.
  • Resume & Cover Letters: Record experiences and export them for school or work.
  • High School Planner: Plan to graduate and discover the impact of course selections.
  • Post-Secondary: Research the opportunities available in every pathway across Canada.
  • Occupations: Compare extensive information on careers across Canada.
  • Budgets: Improve financial literacy and build an interactive budget.
  • Portfolios: Upload and share photos, files, and videos to multiple portfolios to document and communicate your learning journey.
  • Guides: Information on topics related to education and career/life planning.

Create an account and login:

Visit www.myBlueprint.ca/ddsb and click on the green button for School Account Log In.  Use your DDSB credentials to log in.