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Content in this category pertains to material about the field of career development professionals.

2014 National Freshman Attitudes Report

Results of a new US survey suggest that almost half of first-year PSE students are looking for career counselling, and that 67% of entering students want help developing an education plan that will allow them to “get a good job.” 93% of incoming female students, compared to 88% of incoming males, expressed a greater commitment to completing their educational goals. The survey, which asked 100,000 first years in 2013 about their needs and desires for career planning assistance, also reveals that incoming students aged 25 and older were clearer on their career direction than their younger counterparts, but that 41% of these older students still wanted career counseling.

A Model for the Education and Training of Career Practitioners in Canada

  CERIC’s partnership project, A Model for the Education and Training of Career Practitioners in Canada, is a continuation of the Advancement of Career Education in Canada project that was completed in 2005-2006. In the first of these projects, a process was designed to begin to articulate the educational background recommended for entry into, and advancement within, the field of career development.

A Roadmap for Transforming the College-To-Career Experience

The model proposed in the report is based on a crowdsourced paper from attendees at last year’s “Rethinking Success” conference at Wake Forest, where they discussed the value of liberal arts education in the 21st century. “What we’re pressed to do,” says Kelley Bishop, an assistant vice president of strategic initiatives at Michigan State University whose work is featured in the report, “is embed the career development process into the academic experience. That is the crux of our challenge for our profession for the next decade.”

Addressing the Catch 22: RBC Career Launch Applicants Recommendations for Improving School-to-Work Transitions

CCDF was commissioned by RBC to conduct an analysis of applications to its Career Launch Program for the first three years of its operation. The research within the report is based on a random sample of approximately 5,800 applications submitted during the three years that the RBC Career Launch Program has been accepting new graduates into paid internship positions. The applications received from recent post-secondary graduates (24 years old or younger) provided data on applicants’ education, work and volunteer history and, in the essay portion of the application, their perspectives on what can be done to improve school-to-work transitions in Canada.

An Analysis of Counselling Services in Ontario Colleges Initial Report

The Ontario College Counsellors has published an initial report on an analysis of counselling services at provincial colleges. 

An Analysis of Counselling Services in Ontario Colleges: Initial Report

The report outlines the findings of a study conducted during the 2011-12 academic year designed to provide a comprehensive description of counsellor characteristics, determine how counselling is delivered in Ontario colleges, identify models/approaches to counselling delivery, identify strengths and weaknesses associated with each model and develop realistic service delivery guidelines/benchmarks that incorporate ethical practice, professional regulatory requirements and fiscal realities.

Assessing the Impact of Career Development Resources and Practitioner Support Across the Employability Dimensions

This research built upon and extended the scope of a previous study (Hiebert et al., 2011) comparing outcomes of clients who used labour market information (LMI) relevant to one of two Employability Dimensions (Career Exploration & Decision Making, Job Search) independently with those who also received minimal support from a career development practitioner. Hiebert et al. found that clients benefited in both self-managed and minimally assisted conditions in both Employability Dimensions, with those receiving practitioner support achieving better outcomes than those in the self-help condition.

Assessing the Impact of LMI on Career Decision-Making

In partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation, the CRWG completed  a research project to examine the impact of tailored labour market information and targeted professional advice on client outcomes.

Australia: National Career Development Strategy

Under the National Partnership Agreement on Youth Attainment and Transitions, DEEWR has developed a National Career Development Strategy in order to enable a more strategic approach to providing improved career development for all Australians. The Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth released the National Career development Strategy on 23 May 2013. The Strategy sets the direction for future approaches to career development that will benefit both individuals and the productivity of Australia.

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