Volunteering is a great tool to help develop both practical and social skills. In many cases, volunteering expands networks and eventually leads to full-time employment. How can career professionals provide advice on meaningful volunteering opportunities so that their clients can move forward professionally and personally? CERIC’s latest literature search Volunteerism and Career Development explores the benefits of volunteerism in advancing career development.
The preliminary programme for the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference is now available online. Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, Cannexus18 takes place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa and is expected to bring together 1,000 professionals in the field.
While definitions vary, social enterprises are businesses or non-profits that seek to achieve social, cultural, environmental or community economic goals through selling goods or services that generate revenue. Often in the realm of career development, social enterprise involves creating training or employment opportunities for marginalized populations. CERIC’s latest literature search explores the implications of social entrepreneurship research and practice in relation to career development.
CERIC is partnering with BC Career Development Association to present a three-part webinar series – Resumes 2017: What You Need to Know About Current Trends, Employer Expectations and Crafting Outstanding Resumes for Client Career Success with Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen starting October 26, 2017.
Today’s business success goes beyond the concept of high-quality products and services. Forward-thinking organizations need to embed social responsibility into their core strategy and address the shared values of our well-being. CERIC’s latest literature search reviewed the research and practice of corporate social responsibility and the implications for career professionals.
The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. The report provides details of a three-year research program led by Dr Jan Stewart that investigated schools and communities in Calgary, Winnipeg and St John’s. It contains recommendations for creating culturally responsive career development programs that address the unique needs of children who may be experiencing the effects of trauma, interrupted learning and acquiring a new language.
The newest edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published with 10 briefs that focus on the thought-provoking research of current and past graduate students in Canada and internationally. Topics range from the Future of Work to Athletic Identity to Immigrant Job Satisfaction.
The Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference, taking place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa, will feature the return of Spark!, our highly popular TED-style talks. Four speakers will each give a 10-minute presentation on a diverse topic to “spark” you to think differently about your work.
CERIC is partnering with Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) to present a new 3-part webinar series: From Classroom to Community: Implementing Experiential Learning for Career Development with a group of experts in the career development field starting October 11.
In a series of new videos, project partners discuss their experiences working with CERIC and provide recommendations to others seeking funding. CERIC provides funding and other support in its efforts to improve the economic and social well-being of Canadians through advancing career development knowledge and skills.