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'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth

'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth | Career Education | Scoop.it
Faced with a looming labour shortage, a Toronto paid-training program is machining the next generation of skilled workers
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Engineering and business administration grads top earners

Engineering and business administration grads top earners | Career Education | Scoop.it
It pays to get a college or university degree, and it really pays to get that degree in engineering, business administration, health or the physical sciences.
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100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive

100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive | Career Education | Scoop.it
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Really interesting document on Road to Employment !

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13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer | Career Education | Scoop.it
First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. Your LinkedIn summary has a huge impact on your success. Does yours make people want to get to know you or does it bore them to tears? Learn how to evaluate your summary by asking yourself these questions.
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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | Career Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.
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9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss... Advice for Young Professionals

9 Reasons I Loved My First Boss... Advice for Young Professionals | Career Education | Scoop.it
My children are both now working (ages 22 and 24), and every few days they come by and we talk about their jobs.There is always a conversation about how much fun they're having, what great
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22 Strange But True Interview Questions That Wall Street Firms Ask|Vault Blogs|Vault.com

22 Strange But True Interview Questions That Wall Street Firms Ask|Vault Blogs|Vault.com | Career Education | Scoop.it
22 unusual interview questions wall street firms ask
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Brennan Gleason puts resume on beer, lands job

Brennan Gleason puts resume on beer, lands job | Career Education | Scoop.it
When Brennan Gleason graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley's first Graphic and Digital Design class he decided to show off his skills with his homebrew beer packaged as his "Résum-Ale."
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Not for everyone, but certainly an innovative approach....

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Can universities and colleges keep up with the skills demanded by the 'new manufacturing'?

Can universities and colleges keep up with the skills demanded by the 'new manufacturing'? | Career Education | Scoop.it
Once a beacon for low-skilled labour, manufacturing is morphing into an industry in which high-skilled technical labour is now just table stakes, but will there be enough brain power to go around?
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Thriving in the Brave New World of Career Services: 10 Essential Strategies

Thriving in the Brave New World of Career Services: 10 Essential Strategies | Career Education | Scoop.it
We remember the days when there were only a handful of media requests made each year of college career services. Typically, in the spring came the media requests concerning the job outlook for that
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The changing landscape of career education....

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The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail | Career Education | Scoop.it
Stay one step ahead with career news, trends and tips from Report on Business, Canada’s authoritative source for breaking business news and in-depth analysis.
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8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News

8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to navigate the job search process from starting point to finish line.
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4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News

4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
The best time to prepare for a career change? When you're already employed.
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6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News

6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to dig deep into company websites and employee social media profiles.
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Universities answer demand for real-world experience

Universities answer demand for real-world experience | Career Education | Scoop.it
Experiential learning gets moved to the top of Simon Frazer U’s mandates
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Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It

Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It | Career Education | Scoop.it
But more schooling isn’t the answer.
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8 Important Questions To Ask A Job Interviewer — And Yourself

8 Important Questions To Ask A Job Interviewer — And Yourself | Career Education | Scoop.it
Asking these questions will help you figure out whether the position is a good fit.
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The Unpaid Intern's Virtually Nonexistent Legal Rights: A Helpful Quiz

The Unpaid Intern's Virtually Nonexistent Legal Rights: A Helpful Quiz | Career Education | Scoop.it
From sexual harassment to whistleblowing, most unpaid interns are out of luck in looking to the law for support
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This is U.S. based but good information on the plight of unpaid internships

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Beyond the rhetoric: Finding solutions for Canada’s skills challenges

Beyond the rhetoric: Finding solutions for Canada’s skills challenges | Career Education | Scoop.it
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Fathers of Confederation gathered in Charlottetown to reimagine the future. Another gathering of leaders in P.E.I. this week won’t result in a new country, but it has the potential to reimagine the future of skills development in Canada and set us on a better path to prosperity.
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How millennials can get help hatching their careers

How millennials can get help hatching their careers | Career Education | Scoop.it
TalentEgg is like an online career fair for new graduates making transition to work force
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Why Faculty Are Key to Career Center Success

Why Faculty Are Key to Career Center Success | Career Education | Scoop.it
Bridging the divide between academic and professional development.
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Many faculty need to stop working in their artificial bubble and get on the same "plane" as the students they work with and the communities they work in. These important stakeholder groups are seeking knowledge, skills and experience that will enable learners to be successful .....be it Grad School and / or a Career.  

 

We need to stop thinking that academics and career are mutually exclusive of one another.  They are not.  Together they form a complete educational picture for students attending institutions at the post secondary level.

 

With less than 10% of university students going on to grad studies, how can we possibly justify faculty motivation and existence to educating our students to get into grad school.  This is not the reality for the vast majority of students, so why are we not focusing on their 21st century needs.  Unless one is independently wealthy, almost all students will be seeking a career at some point.  

 

Universities need to evolve from their 19th and 20th century educational raison d'être and wake up to the reality of the changing global landscape.

 

 

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Skilled Trades vs. Liberal Arts: What creates the best workforce?

Skilled Trades vs. Liberal Arts: What creates the best workforce? | Career Education | Scoop.it
Governments tell us there is a shortage of skilled trade workers for well-paying jobs. As B.C. shifts towards a new
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Interesting debate however the term "Workforce" represents individuals with a variety skills and abilities.  Trades and Liberal Arts both add value that contribute to the success of the country.

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