By Tricia Slipacoff
and Caroline White
© 2002 Tricia Slipacoff, Lambton Kent District School Board
Building a Personal and Career Portfolio is a support for teachers and a guide for students in the development and maintenance of a portfolio. The ideas in this resource have been designed primarily for use by teachers of Career Studies courses, but are useful to all teachers who wish to use student-developed portfolios in their programs. The materials consist of a series of steps that can be used as a guide for teachers and students in the collection and organization of materials for individual student portfolios. Evidence of accomplishments is organized and inserted into a binder to become part of an up-to-date portfolio. This evidence can provide a focus for parents, teacher advisors, and guidance counsellors when discussing with students the preparation and revision of their Annual Education Plan (AEP). Portfolios may also be useful for students when applying for admission to a college or university program, applying for a scholarship or bursary, or for developing a
resume when seeking employment.