[United States] At Jobs for the Future, we believe all high schools can benefit from partnering with employers, colleges, and the workforce system to build seamless pathways through college and into technical careers. And thanks to funding from Youth CareerConnect, 25 to 40 school districts will soon join this growing movement.
The Kocihta eMentorship pilot will help close Canada’s Indigenous education and employment gap by increasing the confidence of Indigenous youth and empowering them to pursue a career that unites with their passions and skills.
The Legacy Careers Project was a five day programme of career enrichment activities for schools in East London. The programme ran from June to December 2013 with students moving from Year 8 to Year 9. It provided information and activities to support students to better understand their future career options. The project takes its inspiration from the Olympic Games and is informed by the opportunities offered by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This paper sets out the findings of an evaluation of the project conducted by the International Centre for Guidance Studies. The evaluation concludes that the project was successful. Evaluators noted the delivery of an effective and coherent career learning programme that aligned well with best practice in the sector.
Modern Guild is an online career mentoring program offering different level of career prep courses taught by real world practitioners and trained career coaches in 1-on-1 settings. Motivated, high-performing students are matched with passionate, successful industry professionals and trained career coaches; Assignments, prep interviews and mentor meetings all take place online. (USA)
A new Ontario government policy to get students thinking about careers well before they finish high school could change their futures.
Winner of the Small Communities Innovation Award at the 2014 National Youth Employment Innovation Awards.
The province of Nova Scotia is teaming up with businesses to help recent graduates stay in Nova Scotia through student employment programs.
Parents are the single greatest influence on their child’s education and career decisions. That’s why the Department of Education offers Parents as Career Coaches, a program offered at no cost to parents and guardians of junior and senior high school students across Nova Scotia. This program equips parents to better support their children in making informed and successful education and career choices.