Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LKTHBRIDGE HERALD, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1970 Students Concentrating On Their Business Course Duties Ai Winston Churchill Parent-Teacher Understanding Is Vitally Important School The Extension Of Home By SISTER MARY JOAN Catholic Central High School 'Since the school is the exten- sion oE the home, it should re- spect the wishes of the parents. The parents, in turn, should be interested in what the school is byiag to do far their children. A teacher's general philosophy determine? his philosophy of ed- ucation. His philosophy of edu- cation determines his under- standing of the uniqueness of each boy or girl that lie teaches. Responsibility doss not end with the imparting of knowledge but must concern itself with the growth of each student. The open ended business ed- ucation program at CCHS en- ables the teachers to better un- derstand and satisfy the desires and needs of most students. Stu- dents from Grades 9 to 12 may select one course or several courses from the business stream. The program is design- ed to train students, who are bound directly for the working world, to reach a high degree of competency in core subjects such as accounting, business machines, short hand, typing, and office practice. It also aims to meet tbs personal ueeds of young people who will be home- makers, -or are planning to attend college or university. Our business education stu- cfents are literally crying for a specializes English course taught by a business eduea- tion oriented teacher rather than by a fine arts scholar. The course should emphasize all fa- cets of Business English-spell- ing, punctuation, grammar, me- chanics or letter writing, etc. Planning, guidance, and prop- aganda have made possible three specific fields of special- The Working World Questions Plentiful By BEATRICE STUCKBRt LCI Student Now you're finished Grade 12 and you start asking yourself serious questions. What do I do with myself n o w? Am' 1 really qualified to work ait this or that job? Should I go oil tx> college or univers i t y 01 do I know enough right now? Every pers o n would have different answers to these questions. Try asking them of yourself right now and see your answer can help you de- cide wbait to do before you go imo that big working world. The business world has much to offer to someone who is willing to apply himself and to learn more as he goes along. Jobs range from office clerk and typist to computer pro- grammer; from sates clerk to manager. In data processing alone are many jobs for young people just finishing high school, as well as for those who wish to go on in school for a few more years. To give you an idea of the types of jobs offered, there are some listed below: Junior Accountant (book- keeper) maintains financial records. Calculating Machine Opera- tor operates calculating or comptometer machines to per- form mathematical functions. Clerk records, classifies, checks, and balances business data. Clerk-typist performs same type of duties as the clerk as well as typing data on business documents, forms, or letterheads. .File Clerk classifies, sorts and files correspondence or office documents; he lo- cates and removes material from the files on request. Messenger-Clerk sorts and delivers letters and other items. Typist makes typed copies of business documents such as customer invoices, paychecks, and other internal or external company documents. Jobs available in the mech- anical or machine adressing systems are, accounting-ma- chine operator, addressing-ma- chine operator and graphotype or stencil cutter. In a punched- card system one may become a key-punch operator, a punched-card machine opera- tor, or a punched-card machine technician. In a computer sys- tem, one may work as a com- puter operator, or as a com- puter programmer. Now that I have completed my high school education, which of these positions am I qualified for? What other things shculd I consider when I apply for a job? Pay? Oppor- tunities for advancement? Is it work I will enjoy? Will my temperament and personality fit into the company offering the position? Will l" need fur- ther full-time training or night school 60 be cf tho most value to an employer? Have you ever really sat yourself down and really thought about it? Okay, Big World, here I come! ization: cl e r i c a 1, secretarial and accounting. Instruction for clerical specialization is struc- tured for students who are de- sirous of obtaining general em- ployment in an office. To meet these desires the students must have credit in typing and clini- cal practice. In the field of secretarial spe- cialization students arc pre- pared for a career in business. They should reach a high level of proficiency in shorthand and typing, and should have suc- ceeded in at least two years of bookkeeping. Courses in office practice and business machines complete their training as com- petent young secretaries. CCHS's accounting specializa- tion includes two years of book- keeping and one year of ac- counting. Hopefully a course in merchandising will je added. Business machines training, which includes instruction on basic data processing machines', completes studies in this Geld. CCHS is Equipped adequately with modern learning machin- ery including a steno lab, elec- tric typing lab, miscellaneous accounting and. calculating ma- chines, and IBM key punch, ver- ifier and sorter. Training on these machines help our young people face the working world. Real team teaching is actual- ized. The team? interested par- ents, concerned teachers, enthu- siastic puplis.