A CERIC-funded project designed to help university career centres better evaluate the impact of their activities has been recognized with a 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers (CACEE).

Career Centre Evaluation: A Practitioner Guide is a customized online resource to help university career centres design effective evaluation strategies. This resource provides a look at how five different career centres have tried to understand the components of evaluation and how they developed tools to use in their settings.

The guide provides:

  • An introduction to a framework for evaluation
  • Example tools that you can adapt to your own setting
  • Case studies of evaluation activities at other career centres

This project was created through a partnership between CERIC and a working group of the career centre leaders at the University of Toronto, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor. The evaluation guide can also be used by career centres in other post-secondary as well as community settings.

According to CACEE, this award is “designed to grant high-profile recognition for a major, definable contribution made to the fields of career planning and/or recruitment.”

The award was given out at the CACEE national conference on June 3 in Quebec City.