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Career Planning for Students and Parents
This web site provides information on career planning, post-secondary education and training, and strategies for preparing for work and gaining work experience. The Awareness pages help develop an understanding of who you are – your values, interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personal traits, which will put you in a better position to evaluate educational options and career alternatives. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/planning/
University of Waterloo Career Development Manual
This award winning career planning site from University of Waterloo Career Services features self-assessment exercises on personality, values, skills and interests, knowledge and learning style, and entrepreneurship. Exercises lead to development of a personal career profile and career action plan.
This site contains career and labour market information, inspiring stories and self-assessments tools to help BC/Yukon students make informed career/life plans. Includes an interactive 10-Step Career Planning Guide and links to BC WorkInfoNet Youth.
Service Canada: Training and Careers
Service Canada site contains a career navigator that lets you explore career options or another field of work. Through an online questionnaire, define your abilities and interests and receive suggestions on occupations matching your profile. In addition, you can view employment prospects for the next two years, job descriptions, number of jobs available as well as information on the wage rates, training options, employers hiring in your community and the skills they are looking for. Disponible en français aussi.
A national tabloid online and in-print with information on the world of work and the sought-after skills needed in today’s workplace. Find information on career networking, and volunteer work, tips on how to write a master resume and conduct informational interviews. It also includes self-assessment exercises to help you identify your career interests and goals. Disponible en français aussi.
This unique publication helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of today’s workplace. Includes quizzes and activities that match your personality characteristics and interests to the job of your future.
Employability Skills 2000
Designed to help students, youth and adults make work transitions to identify and develop their employability skills. Spotlights transferable and critical skills needed to enter, stay in and progress in the workplace. Also available is the Employability Skills Toolkit which provides practical support for managing lifelong learning for personal growth and workplace success. www.conferenceboard.ca/education/learning-tools/employability-skills.htm
For more information on Employability Skills’ toolkit, go to: www.conferenceboard.ca/education/learning-tools/toolkit.htm
Essential Skills and Workplace Literacy Initiative (ES&WL)
The Essential Skills and Workplace Literacy Initiative’s goal is to enhance the skill levels of Canadians who are entering-or are already in-the workforce. It contains close to 200 Essential Skills profiles which describe how each of the 9 essential skills are used by workers in a particular occupation. Profiles include a brief description of the occupation, a list of the most important skills and future trends affecting Essential Skills.