Province Wants to Teach Kids to Mind Their Money, and Their Manners

Career Studies Course To Teach Budgeting and Social Media Repercussions

A new addition to the province’s education curriculum would give some students a leg up on their finances.

Starting this September, students in Grade 10 will see the new Career Studies course that would teach them financial literacy. The program would see these students learn about budgeting, using credit responsibly, and how to pay for post-secondary education. The new lesson plan would also have students plan financially for the first year out of high school.

“Our mission is to ensure that our young people are better prepared to transition from the journey of learning seamlessly into the workforce,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “With an emphasis on STEM, financial literacy, and transferable skills, we are better aligning our curriculum with the labour market, to ensure our young people can optimize their skills and get access to good-paying jobs.”

The new lesson plans are also said to teach students about workplace implications of poor social media manners, and how to protect privacy online.