Ask a teenager about their future career and you may not be surprised to hear that many are still uncertain. Most students do not have opportunities to explore a career path before they begin university. The International Baccalaureate Organization created a program six years ago to address the need for practical career-minded skills and experiences with the IBCC (International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate). This program can be found in schools in Australia, the UK and the US and will soon be offered in China.
The Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) is the first school in China to offer the IBCC having just received its candidacy status for the new career-related program. The IBCC is a rigorous two-year program for grades 11 and 12, like the IB Diploma Program, but it also offers courses related to careers with internships, hands-on experiences, and teachers who are experts in their fields.
SSIS will first introduce Hospitality and Art and Design (Fashion & Clothing) classes commencing in August, 2014, pending authorization. In the years to come, this program will likely be expanded to include other career interest areas based on student and parent feedback.
To learn more about the program, SSIS invites the community to an IBCC Program launch evening on May 29. If you'd like more information about this program, or to RSVP for the May 29 event, please contact Ms. Daisy Huang at 13916701082 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the IBCC is available online: www.ssis.asia/minhang-campus/curriculum/senior-school/ibcc.