There are many misconceptions of a career related education. When I was in high school in the United States there were options available for students who had difficulties with academic work. These were courses such as wood or metal work and focused very much on preparing the students for manual labour jobs. There was little or no importance given to developing personal or world ready skills or preparing them for the bigger issues that they would face after graduation. These were certainly not courses which would give them university entrance or any career beyond the skills they were taught.
如果我们快进到过去10年，你会发现与职业相关的课程在许多方面已经超过了在更传统的偏重学术的环境中可以得到的东西。领导这一变化的是 国际文凭组织(IB)。 与职业相关的课程（IBCP）。IBCP允许为学生个人的需求和激情量身定制更具体的课程。将文凭科目的学术课程与职业相关的研究结合起来，可以在发展现代世界所需的技能和个人素质的同时，实现学术上的进步。这种个性化的教育方法使学生和他们的老师有更多的参与。
在 蒙特勒国际学校 我们是一所完全的IBCP学校。这意味着我们已经创建了两个具体的职业相关学习途径。
The second CRS specialises in Business with Digital Marketing. This has been paired with the Psychology DP to allow our students greater insight into human behaviour which can then be applied to their approaches to marketing. Both of these pathways also include Language and Literature plus a modern foreign language with opportunities to embark on internships at the end of their studies to give them the real-world experiences employers and universities are looking for.
This combination of world ready learning combined with the academic integrity of the IB diploma courses sets our students apart from the crowd. However, what really helps your child mature into confident young adults is the IBCP Core. The Personal and Professional Skills Programme helps our students to identify their strengths and develop academic and career related skills. The Service Learning course supports the students to identify international or local issues and design their own innovative solutions to actively help others within the wider community. Language Development promotes the application of the language within the local environment and further afield and finally, the Reflective Project enabling students to better understand themselves as individuals and how their actions impact how they are perceived.
Career-related education is not simply about getting a job after graduation. A modern career-related education is co-constructed for our future leaders; internationally minded, determined and ready for the world. It’s an opportunity to really explore the direction they want to go in. This could be university, developing their own business, working internationally in hospitality or delving into Digital Marketing. Regardless of the next step in their journey, our graduates are world ready.
Peter Slade, 校长