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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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New literature search on “Career Development During COVID-19 and Beyond” released

It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented health and economic impacts. Simultaneously, the world is facing new realities in the labour market. CERIC’s latest literature search, Career Development During COVID-19 and Beyond, explores challenges that career professionals and their clients face and how to cope with uncertainty during these difficult times. Impact…

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Complete the CERIC Career and Employment Services Recovery Pulse Survey

CERIC is seeking input on the actual and anticipated impact of COVID-19 on career services across Canada as we move into a recovery period. Professionals in the field are asked to take a moment to complete this 4-minute CERIC Career and Employment Services Recovery Pulse Survey by Friday, June 12, 2020. The last few months have brought unprecedented…

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2020

Design thinking to redefine your career: new CERIC literature search

“Design thinking is an innovation methodology – a series of steps for generating options, testing strategies, and getting feedback.” (Fast Company). In CERIC’s new literature search, Design Thinking for Career Development, we explore important research and practices on how career professionals can apply design thinking to better support their clients. Topics covered in the literature…

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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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2020

Request for Proposals on value of career development within experiential learning

The need to effectively bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work has ignited interest in experiential learning. CERIC is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite interested resource developers to submit a detailed proposal on the linkages between experiential learning and career development. In particular, CERIC’s interest in this project is to develop…

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2020

Report explores literature on when, where and how youth make career decisions

An initial report prepared by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) as part of a CERIC-supported research project – which aims to clarify when, where and how youth initiate and craft their career aspirations – is now available. The report, “The role of career education on students’ education choices and postsecondary outcomes: Theoretical and…

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2020

New 2020 edition of French guide to computing careers for students and advisors now available

CERIC has released an updated version of its French-language guide to computing careers, responding to strong demand for computing graduates in Canada and a changing technology landscape. Authored by Randy Connolly, Janet Miller and Faith-Michael Uzoka of Mount Royal University, the second edition of Disciplines et carrières en informatique : guide rapide à l’intention des…

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