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2 Formula for Success: Career Building in the New Economy Formula for Success: Career Building in the New Economy

3 With good career, learning and labour market information … … people will make good career decisions. With good career, learning and labour market information … … people will make good career decisions. Prevailing Wisdom

4 NOC JobFutures WorkinfoNET Career Explorer CanLearn Choices Career Cruising Prospects Career Directions Realm The Edge NOC JobFutures WorkinfoNET Career Explorer CanLearn Choices Career Cruising Prospects Career Directions Realm The Edge

5 Secondary School 70% of students expect post-secondary 80% of parents expect post-secondary 32% of students go to post-secondary 26% of students drop out of high school 9% of students plan to work after high school 64% of students go to work from high school Post-Secondary 47% change programs or drop out - first year 50% are not in work closely related to their programs two years after graduation Secondary School 70% of students expect post-secondary 80% of parents expect post-secondary 32% of students go to post-secondary 26% of students drop out of high school 9% of students plan to work after high school 64% of students go to work from high school Post-Secondary 47% change programs or drop out - first year 50% are not in work closely related to their programs two years after graduation HRDC, Statistics Canada, Ontario Education, University of Guelph Reality Check

6 Over 3/4 of all young people go to work before completing post-secondary studies 57% of 32% graduate - 18% 50% of 1995 graduates report that they are NOT in work closely related to their program of study 2 years after graduation* So … less than 10% end up where they planned to be Over 3/4 of all young people go to work before completing post-secondary studies 57% of 32% graduate - 18% 50% of 1995 graduates report that they are NOT in work closely related to their program of study 2 years after graduation* So … less than 10% end up where they planned to be * 1997 National Survey of 1995 Graduates, HRDC and Statistics Canada Reality Check

7 Are High School Graduates Ready? Are High School Graduates Ready? F or the For Post- WorkplaceSecondary High School Students 80% 87% Parents (K-12 Students) 40% 65% Post-Secondary Teachers 35% 53% Employers 35% 70% F or the For Post- WorkplaceSecondary High School Students 80% 87% Parents (K-12 Students) 40% 65% Post-Secondary Teachers 35% 53% Employers 35% 70% Environics West, Calgary, 1997

8 Too many people have been too concerned about preparing students to decide “what they will be when...” We need more focus on “what they are now” … and preparing them for the continual transitions they will encounter throughout their life journey. Too many people have been too concerned about preparing students to decide “what they will be when...” We need more focus on “what they are now” … and preparing them for the continual transitions they will encounter throughout their life journey. Mind Set

9 Examples: Home to school Primary to secondary school Secondary to post-secondary school School to work Dependent to independent Single to marriage or partnership Work to other work, unemployment or studies (25 jobs - 5 or more sectors) Work to retirement Examples: Home to school Primary to secondary school Secondary to post-secondary school School to work Dependent to independent Single to marriage or partnership Work to other work, unemployment or studies (25 jobs - 5 or more sectors) Work to retirement Transitions

10 Global competition, rapidly evolving technology Organizations re-defining themselves, right-sizing Contracting out, project-based, no benefits Commitment to customers and bottom line - not to employees Aging population with growing self-employment Work creation by small, transient companies Re-definition of jobs and work (Rifken, Bridges) No time zones, need response NOW (toxic stress) Bottom Line: Traditional career planning models no longer work Global competition, rapidly evolving technology Organizations re-defining themselves, right-sizing Contracting out, project-based, no benefits Commitment to customers and bottom line - not to employees Aging population with growing self-employment Work creation by small, transient companies Re-definition of jobs and work (Rifken, Bridges) No time zones, need response NOW (toxic stress) Bottom Line: Traditional career planning models no longer work Changing Work Dynamic

11 VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MODEL “To help people make informed decisions” VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MODEL “To help people make informed decisions” Explore self Explore occupations Match (Trait/Factor) and choose best fit Develop education/training plan Graduate and begin work Work hard, be secure, progress Retire on pension Explore self Explore occupations Match (Trait/Factor) and choose best fit Develop education/training plan Graduate and begin work Work hard, be secure, progress Retire on pension GOALS

12 VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MODEL “To help people make informed decisions” CAREER BUILDING MODEL “To help people become self-reliant citizens, able to cope with the many transitions they will encounter in rapidly changing labour markets, and maintain balance between work and life roles” VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MODEL “To help people make informed decisions” CAREER BUILDING MODEL “To help people become self-reliant citizens, able to cope with the many transitions they will encounter in rapidly changing labour markets, and maintain balance between work and life roles” GOALS

13 Access to HUMAN SUPPORT Access to INFORMATION Mastery of essential LIFE or CAREER BUILDING SKILLS Access to HUMAN SUPPORT Access to INFORMATION Mastery of essential LIFE or CAREER BUILDING SKILLS Career Building Model One's capacity to make good life/work choices is limited by:

14 Youth are not prepared. Adults in involuntary career transitions (due to privatization, “right-sizing,” mergers, etc.) face more difficult challenges, with less support. Youth are not prepared. Adults in involuntary career transitions (due to privatization, “right-sizing,” mergers, etc.) face more difficult challenges, with less support. ADULTS - YOUTH

15 What are essential career building skills: academic and technical skills career exploration & planning skills employability skills essential skills emotional skills multiple intelligences  Career or Life Building Skills What are essential career building skills: academic and technical skills career exploration & planning skills employability skills essential skills emotional skills multiple intelligences  Career or Life Building Skills Career Building Model

16 Blueprint for Life/Work Blueprint for Life/Work Designs

17 National Life/Work Centre Not-for-Profit Executing Agency Canada Career Information Partnership Provinces and Territories Human Resources Development Canada Federal Government National Life/Work Centre Not-for-Profit Executing Agency Canada Career Information Partnership Provinces and Territories Human Resources Development Canada Federal Government Blueprint for Life/Work Designs Blueprint for Life/Work Designs BLUEPRINT Partners

18  To provide common language across Canada to describe the career building competencies Canadians need to be healthy, self-reliant citizens  … and indicators they have them  To provide common language across Canada to describe the career building competencies Canadians need to be healthy, self-reliant citizens  … and indicators they have them Blueprint for Life/Work Designs Blueprint for Life/Work Designs BLUEPRINT Objectives

19 µ To support development (or redesign) of effective, comprehensive and measurable career (building) development programs in: þ Primary and secondary schools þ Post-secondary institutions þ Community organizations þ Business organizations µ To support development (or redesign) of effective, comprehensive and measurable career (building) development programs in: þ Primary and secondary schools þ Post-secondary institutions þ Community organizations þ Business organizations Blueprint for Life/Work Designs Blueprint for Life/Work Designs BLUEPRINT Objectives

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21 THE SERIES

22 PARTNERS The Real Game Inc. Author and writing team National Life/Work Centre Non-Profit Executing Agency Canada Career Info Partnership Provinces and Territories Human Resources Development Canada Federal Government The Real Game Inc. Author and writing team National Life/Work Centre Non-Profit Executing Agency Canada Career Info Partnership Provinces and Territories Human Resources Development Canada Federal Government Blueprint for Life/Work Designs Blueprint for Life/Work Designs

23 Grades 3 and 4 Life/work roles in the community Attracting new company to town Grades 3 and 4 Life/work roles in the community Attracting new company to town THE SERIES LEVEL 1

24 Grades 5 and 6 Build community Roles in small companies International business Grades 5 and 6 Build community Roles in small companies International business LEVEL 1 THE SERIES

25 Grades 7 and 8 Lifestyle choices Budgeting Chance Cards Single Grades 7 and 8 Lifestyle choices Budgeting Chance Cards Single LEVEL 2 THE SERIES

26 Grades 9 and 10 Three roles Role Histories Work Search Transferable Skills Situations Grades 9 and 10 Three roles Role Histories Work Search Transferable Skills Situations LEVEL 3 THE SERIES

27 Grades 11 and 12 Rehearsal for transition Focus on Gateways Skills/learning focus Grades 11 and 12 Rehearsal for transition Focus on Gateways Skills/learning focus LEVEL 3 THE SERIES

28 Adults (18+) Three roles Spans 20th century Focus on transitions Transferable skills Personal action plan Adults (18+) Three roles Spans 20th century Focus on transitions Transferable skills Personal action plan LEVEL 4 THE SERIES

29 Blueprint for Life/Work Designs Blueprint for Life/Work Designs

30 Academic and Technical Skills + Quality Information and Guidance + Career/Life Building Skills = SUCCESS IN CAREER, AND IN LIFE! Academic and Technical Skills + Quality Information and Guidance + Career/Life Building Skills = SUCCESS IN CAREER, AND IN LIFE! Formula for Success in Career Building Formula for Success in Career Building


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