With the changing nature of work and labour markets, effective workforce development strategies are increasingly viewed as pivotal to identifying emerging skill needs and supporting economic growth. CERIC’s new literature search Workforce Development highlights important implications for how career services professionals can better prepare their clients in adapting to the future workplace.

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Strategies and practices in workforce development
  • STEM required to building the future workforce
  • Labour market trends and workforce development policies
  • Specific populations (e.g., youth, veterans, immigrants) and workforce development
  • Workforce development in relation to career development
  • Rural workforce development
  • Employer and government involvement in workforce development

There are now 52 literature searches 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.