Over the years systems have been put into place to categorize, and define specific demographics, personalities, computer language etc: Area codes, postal codes, entry codes, access codes, security codes, Morse code, code of practice, source codes, Code of Conduct, Code of Practice, Code Blue, Code of Honour, barcodes, and genetic code,
Recently our Grade 1 students received a QR Code card so they could easily sign on to their chrome books rather than having to use a username/password code.
As Career Counsellor I abide to a specific set of rules called “The Code of Ethics.” Within the counselling realm personality tests like Myers Briggs, Holland’s Learning Theory, Kiersey’s Temperaments, all have codes that define different careers and career pathways.
Have you ever heard of NOC codes?
NOC codes (National Occupational Classification) were published in 1993. It is a compilation of occupations that exist in Canada that outlines the tasks, duties, skills and responsibilities, type of education needed, and employment requirements do the jobs within a occupational category.
Example: Career Counsellor
Career Counsellors fall under Occupations in Education, Law and Social, community and government services - a very broad category of jobs.
So if you would like to see if you have the skills and ability to pursue a particular job within an occupational group follow this link and type in a job you might be interested in learning more about:
National Occupational Classification