“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It is one of those questions that has been asked countless times since we were little. In today’s rapidly changing labour market, early career preparation and work-based learning experiences are essential in readying youth to enter the future world of work. CERIC’s latest literature search Youth and Career Development examines opportunities and barriers to youth employment and what it means to career practitioners.

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Career engagement in early years, high school and post-secondary
  • Navigating school-to-work transitions
  • Accessibility and accountability of youth career counselling services in Canada
  • Developing career competencies in NEET and barriered youth
  • Youth entrepreneurship and career success
  • Role of government, business and schools in supporting youth

There are 49 literature searches now available, including Career Development Theory and Career Management Models, Economic Benefits of Career Guidance, Parental Involvement in Career Development, Labour Market Trends, Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, and more.

Featuring comprehensive listings of key research and articles in career development, literature searches highlight critical points of current knowledge.

As a student, academic or practitioner in the field, literature searches are helpful if you are researching the latest thinking or proven best practices. They are also valuable if you are considering a submission to CERIC for project partnership funding in order to gain an overview of major work already done in your area of interest.