Students shortchanged by gaps in careers strategy │ International Women’s Day: Celebrating progress │ The FutureSkills Lab proposal

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CERIC | 03/07/17

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Students shortchanged by gaps in careers strategy: Report

In an era of tough competition for jobs, the rise of precarious employment and the disappearance of a linear path from school to work, teaching kids career and life planning is more important than ever. But a new report from People for Education says Ontario students aren’t getting what they need from the province’s careers strategy, introduced over a three-year period beginning in 2013.

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Michel Turcotte honoured with Etta St John Wileman Award

In recognition of his leadership and contributions to career development in Quebec, Canada and around the world for over 30 years, Michel Turcotte received the Etta St John Wileman Award at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference on January 24 in Ottawa in front of 1,000 of his peers.

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FutureSkills Lab: A Step in the Right Direction

The FutureSkills Lab proposal identifies the critical questions we must seek to ask and answer, and acknowledges what we do not yet know. What are the critical skills that workers will require and in what situations? How can these skills be measured? How can they be taught and learned effectively and efficiently?

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Working with Refugees: From Fear to Employment

Each year, Canada provides asylum to more than 10,000 persecuted persons and welcomes another 12,000 refugees from abroad. In my years of work as an employment counsellor, I have faced cases that require an understanding of the real reason hidden behind a refugee’s job search.

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Taking a Work Place Sabbatical: The Perfect Springboard Towards Creating a Sense of Renewal

What is it like to take a years sabbatical? How do you organize one, not if you’re a professor or a teacher, but as an employee in a regular Canadian workplace? Caterina Sanders shares her experiences from a one year global travel sabbatical with her family.

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International Women's Day: Celebrating the Progress of Women Leaders in the Workplace

Out of the 10 countries in our analysis Canada, the United States and France have the highest percentage of women in leadership, with an average of one third of women holding leadership roles director-level and above.

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Saint Mary's employment program for at-risk youth receives federal funding

The OPtions (Overcoming Poverty) Youth Program works with at-risk youth through employability skill training and work term placements. The program partners with local businesses to offer young Nova Scotians opportunities to develop their career skills through mentorship, entrepreneurship training, and on the job training.

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Anticipated Canadians with Disabilities Act to focus on employment: minister

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, says removing accessibility barriers will be crucial to tackling long-standing high jobless rates among the country's disabled population.

via ctnews

How Employers Can Support Caregivers

Many Canadians are juggling the demands of full or part-time employment with the need to provide regular informal care to family and friends. Caregiving can affect the well-being of employee caregivers, and lead to increased costs for their employers by impacting job performance, absenteeism and productivity.

via yourworkplace

“A Difference of Ability” documentary now available to view online

First released for sale a little over a decade ago as a DVD, the CERIC-funded “A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities” documentary can now be viewed for free online. While awareness of this talent pool has grown, the employment rate for people with disabilities remains low.

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[Webinar] Employability and parental influence: what’s our role in helping students and parents navigate career choice? (The Careers Group) / March 8, 2017 / Presented by Laura Brammar

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[Online Course] Ethics for Career Practitioners (Career Management Professional Program) / March 8-21, 2017

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[Webinar Series] How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage (CERIC/CDAA) / May 24, 31 & June 7, 2017 / Presented by Kristen Cumming

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Case Manager (WCG Services) / North Vancouver, BC

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Manager, Co-operative Education (Carleton University) / Ottawa, ON

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Transition Facilitator (New Brunswick Association for Community Living) / Moncton, NB

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[Survey] “Canada’s Millennial Generation Social Values Study” (Environics Institute for Survey Research / The Counselling Foundation of Canada & more)

The study built on the foundation of Environics’ Research leading-edge social values research to better understand how Millennials are taking their place in society through the lens of their social values, with a focus on their life goals and what it means to be an adult, career aspirations and work experience, and political and social engagement.

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[Report] What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves? (OECD)

On average across OECD countries, almost one in four students – whether boy or girl – expects to work in an occupation that requires further science training beyond compulsory education.

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[Multimedia] Webinar recording: Group Career Counseling: Principles and Practices (NCDA)

This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the unique principles of GCC and how it relates to and is different from group counseling. The techniques and skills of GCC will be demonstrated within the context of a model GCC program.

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ContactPoint is a program of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) funded through a grant from The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

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