The field of computing has expanded rapidly over the past 10 years, and students need more information about the field and its related careers. In reality, there is no single computing discipline but at least five. Including different sub-specialities, there are dozens of possible computing educational paths for prospective students.
In partnership with Mount Royal University, CERIC will fund a new project to improve career counselling for students interested in information and computer technology. The project will produce both a Practitioner’s Guide and Student’s Guide.
Investigating Students’ Knowledge of the Computing Sub-Disciplines: Recommendations for Career Counsellors and Curriculum Developers
CERIC has now released Disciplines informatiques : guide rapide à l’intention des étudiants et des conseillers en orientation, a French version of its popular free guide that explains the fast-changing field of computing and informs decision-making around related education and career paths. Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors was originally…
A CERIC-funded research project has produced a free guide to explain the fast-changing field of computing and to inform decision-making around related education and career paths. Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors was developed by an international research team led by Calgary’s Mount Royal University.
Along its 13-year journey, CERIC has come to be known as an enabling organization, a convening body, a research hub and a knowledge mobilizer. CERIC’s 2017 Annual Report captures how that journey continued in 2017 with an emphasis on collaboration, whether it was project funding partnerships, co-development of learning opportunities, community building through supporting organizations…
The Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought more than 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 22-24, 2018 to learn about the career development skills and strategies required for success in the workforce.
As work becomes increasingly automated, it allows humans to take on more complex tasks with robots handling the repetitive ones. But progressively collaborating with machines means that the workforce needs to keep its skills up-to-date. Even for a young professional like myself, it is important to keep learning and stay ahead of the curve; and…