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Topics covered include:

  • Impact of lifelong guidance;
  • Creating evidence and measuring outcomes;
  • Employment impact of job search programs;
  • Evaluation of career educational programs;
  • Career interventions within post-secondary education;
  • Business case for funding, social benefits;
  • Public policy implications;
  • and more.

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The Economic Benefits of Career Guidance

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Updated May 2017

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