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How to create effective online career workshops

Developing pre-recorded presentations can help broaden access to career services for rural and remote communities Diane Moore This article was also published in the Summer 2020 issue of the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments magazine. Many career development organizations have begun creating online workshops to complement their face-to-face offerings or as a substitute for live seminars.…

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Canada’s agriculture sector must adapt to overcome chronic labour shortages

The industry needs training to improve worker expertise and ensure farm employers have skills to manage their workforce  Jennifer Wright This article was also published in the Summer 2020 issue of the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments magazine. For decades, Canada has been a world-leading exporter of agricultural products, and our contribution to food production is…

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North American rural workforce development: Poised for growth

Efforts must be made to attract new industries and build skills-training pathways in rural communities Rebecca Merlenbach and Sarah Patterson-Mills This article was also published in the Summer 2020 issue of the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments magazine. Workforce development, a relatively recent term and concept that has developed over the past two decades, describes a…

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Cannabis legalization demands creative career services response in BC Interior

In the ‘champagne region’ of marijuana cultivation, legal changes present opportunity for career professionals to connect with resilient but reticent jobseekers Phil Sarsons Rural and remote areas are anything but barren. They have a lot to offer, and they also face unique challenges. Though the natural beauty is often abundant, formal year-round employment is generally…

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Editor’s Note

Flexible. Innovative. Resourceful. Creative. This is how authors in this issue of Careering describe rural communities in Canada and the United States. While these attributes have always served rural areas well, they are especially valuable as we navigate the effects of COVID-19 on the economy and the workforce. At CERIC, we have also had to…

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10 Questions with David Blustein

David L. Blustein is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College. Blustein is the author of The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy and a new book titled The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Experience of…

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Case Study: Employment fit and friction in a rural creative enterprise

In this recurring Careering feature, career professionals share their real-life solutions to common problems in the field John Thompson Distance is a well-known source of friction in the economic transactions between rural and urban areas, and the extent of this distance goes some way to defining what we mean by rural (Reimer & Bollman, 2010). This obviously…

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Making it work: Strategies from a rural school district’s sole counsellor

How a school counsellor in a small Texas town employs creativity, flexibility and intentionality to promote career readiness Lori Olive This article was also published in the Summer 2020 issue of the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments magazine. Oakwood, Texas, has a population of 510 residents. In this small, rural town, the Oakwood Independent School District…

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Looking to diversity to meet labour needs in Canada and the US

Case studies from the US and Canada show rural communities and industries are adopting creative approaches to attract new talent Kristin Kirkpatrick and Scott Fisher This article was also published in the Summer 2020 issue of the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments magazine. Agriculture to fill talent pipelines with diversity lens To address the monumental challenge…

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A musical approach to career assessment

Engaging with a song that moves your client emotionally can reveal surprising insights about their interests, values and passions Herky Cutler If I asked you to name something that crosses generational, cultural, political and spiritual boundaries, moves people emotionally, changes moods, inspires people to be better, creates community, brings light to social injustice and simply…

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