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A Strategic Direction for Technology Education and Skills in British Columbia

A new report from the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC forecasts high demand for skilled jobs in technology and technical trades over the next several years, and argues BC is not adequately prepared to train enough young people to fill those jobs. According to the report, an estimated 25,000 new jobs requiring advanced technology or technical education will be created by 2020.

Career Counselor Technology Forum (CCTF)

Mission: To build a global online community of practice for career counselors and educators to come together to share technology information, experiences and knowledge.

Career Counselor Technology Forum (CCTF)

2013 Career Counselor Technology Forum members are taking on the “Blogging Challenge” and sharing their ideas and experiences using technology.

Designing Interactive Online Career Development Service

New technologies are changing career practice. This session will examine pedagogical approaches for designing and delivering interactive online career services that bridge time and space for Practitioners and Clients – including a live demonstration. The presenter is a member of the Transformational Technology Working Group (ICCDPP), and will share highlights from a collaborative international paper presented at the International Symposium (2011) that documents considerations for integrating technology into career practice.

Enhancing Vocational Preparedness for At Risk Students through Technology Enhanced Learning Using Reading/Writing Technology (NATCON 2003)

We describe our experience over the last 4 years at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, enhancing the vocational opportunities for at risk students through the use of Reading and Writing Technology primarily, Microsoft’s word processor, Word and WordQ, a word prediction and text to speech software designed to assist learning impaired students with reading and writing.

Exploring Career Alternatives in the Technology Sector

A current LMI study undertaken by Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), various other professional association partners and the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table indicates a significant skills shortage of over 31,000 workers occurring within 31 technology occupations over the next 10 years. In this webinar, learn how ASTTBC is assisting service providers connect their clients with a wide range of employment opportunities in the technology professions that ASTTBC certifies. Webinar recording from: BC Center for Employment Excellence and Jacqueline de Raat and John Coward of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

Gender Based Analysis – Technology Sector in Quebec

This paper represents the reserach component of a larger project focusing on “women in technology”, an initiative launched by YES Montreal in autumn 2012. The project strives to build capacity in Montreal’s technology sector by applying a gender-based analysis in the advocacy of women’s career development in the technology sector. The research will support the delivery of programs focusing on the development, implementation and evaluation of women’s careers in technology over a 3-year period, between 2013 and 2015.

How the Internet Changed Career [Webinar Recording]

By Tristram Hooley, University of Derby

How the internet changed career: framing the relationship between career development and online technologies

This article examines the inter-relationship between the internet and career development. It asks three inter-linked questions: How does the internet reshape the context within which individuals pursue their career? What skills and knowledge do people need in order to pursue their careers effectively using the internet? How can careers workers use the internet as a medium for the delivery of career support? The article develops conceptual architecture for answering these questions and in particular highlights the importance of the concept of digital career literacy. 

Intelligent Industrialization: The Next Wave

This report explores the opportunities created by industrial automation and robotics in the manufacturing industry. The study explores how industrial automation has helped manufacturing companies in Canada achieve cost-savings while improving quality, flexibility, and speed. It also explores how automation is reshaping the labour needs to higher skilled talent in manufacturing and related processes.

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