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.

A surge of interest in experiential learning is taking place across Canada’s education and employment spectrum. K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, business groups, governments and community organizations alike are increasingly recognizing a need for students at multiple levels to have access to hands-on learning. These opportunities are intended to allow them to meaningfully explore their interests, develop critical soft skills and confidence, and prepare for successful careers and life beyond the classroom.

Experiential learning, defined as “learning through reflection on doing,” takes many forms and is often also referred to as work-integrated learning (WIL). It is being championed as a means to motivate young people through active engagement in curriculum and through exposure to real-world settings, whether by integrating experiential learning into courses in smaller ways or offering co-op placements and volunteer programs.

The webinar series includes:

  • Webinar #1: Igniting Curiosity and Learning Through Experiential Learning in the K-12 System by Rhonda Joy Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #2: Navigating Promises and Pitfalls of Experiential Learning in Post-Secondary Education by Dr Robert Shea Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #3: Exploring the Potential to Gain Power Skills Through Volunteer Experiences by Kristine Vanderplas and Fabienne Pierre-Jacques Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Participants are welcome to register for the full series ($159) or individual sessions ($45). A discount is available for CACEE members.

CERIC partners with associations and organizations across Canada and beyond to present webinars that offer timely, convenient and affordable professional development. Previously, CERIC has worked with the New Brunswick Career Development AssociationBC Career Development Association, Career Development Association of Alberta and Nova Scotia Career Development Association.