Information on Career Navigation

What can parents do about youth unemployment?

Enhancing Hope in Clients and Students

Are graduates different?

Career Advising for Introverts: Should It Be Different?

What’s Love Got to Do with…Careers?

Reimagining High School Career Education

Student Paper #2 – Career Development in High School-Aged Youth

Half of Canadians regret not getting professional career advice

An interesting (but strangely anti-careers) article from Charlie Ball in the Guardian

How career dreams are born

The Ideal Career for You

Psychological factors that keep young adults employed

Using Positive Psychology in Career Counselling

Helping Gen Z Find Their Career Calling

Mentorship Is Key To Career Success For Young Professionals

20 Great Ideas for Work Mentoring and Coaching [Infographic]

 

Resources to Practice Career Exploration

Contact North provides access to online courses from many Ontario Universities and Colleges. It also provides free courses for those looking to improve their skills, improve literacy, and to explore various careers.

Coding Quest provides teachers with a curriculum to teach students in grades 4-6 fundamental coding skills so that they are able to create a video for public use. Their finished products can be presented live at The Learning Partnership’s Arcade.

Students in K-12 can embrace their entrepreneurial spirit through Dragon’s Nest and Entrepreneurial Adventure by developing a business that supports local charities.

Investigate! Invent! Innovate! Program allows students to invent a product that solves an issue that they have experienced in their own life and present their ideas and products at the annual Invention Convention.

Take a Leader to Work Day matches industry leaders with educators for a day to job shadow each other in their roles. Participants are able to make better connections between industry and education while improving their understanding of each other’s opportunities and challenges.

 

Local sectors and occupations

After publishing the Promising Sectors & Occupations Windsor-Essex 2012-2015 report and Hot Jobs: A Look at Entry-Level Jobs in Windsor-Essex, Workforce WindsorEssex thought it would be a great idea to capture success stories of local individuals and their paths towards meaningful employment in each of the promising sectors.

This series features people who are working in various sectors in Windsor-Essex. The blog updates will give you an insider perspective on what working in the sectors look like, as local professionals share their career journey, their insight and advice.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Workforce WindsorEssex.

After publishing the Promising Sectors & Occupations Windsor-Essex 2012-2015 report and Hot Jobs: A Look at Entry-Level Jobs in Windsor-Essex, Workforce WindsorEssex thought it would be a great idea to capture success stories of local individuals and their paths towards meaningful employment in each of the promising sectors.

Students and individuals looking for work can use this information to help make decisoins about their own career paths.