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The SKCDA is an inclusive, provincial organization, whose members are committed to providing support and resources to career development practitioners, working in diverse settings around the province.
As a registered non-profit corporation founded in 2015, the SKCDA is steadily growing and achieving new organizational milestones. Dedicated professionals have volunteered their time and efforts to establish the SKCDA, and are the foundation for its continued growth.
If your work is related to career development, or you have an interest in the field, we invite you to consider becoming a member of the SKCDA.
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SUPPORTING CANADIANS TO NAVIGATE LEARNING AND WORK Project Update – May 2020
- The project work plan has been revised to meet project deliverables while respecting COVID-19 containment and prevention measures. A big thanks to everyone who has adjusted their schedule to make this possible.
- Validation of the Competency Framework is now underway, with well over 100 CDPs reviewing the final versions of the competencies that make up the framework. The content of the competencies being validated has gone through a rigorous review by hundreds of subject matter experts in all 13 provinces and territories. The purpose of validation is to ensure that the framework is complete, accurate and clear. We expect that the public will see the full framework in the Fall of 2020.
- We are progressing into the second phase of the project where we will begin the journey towards national certification. The first step in this process is digging deeply into the competency framework to draft the assessment blueprint while leaning on the expertise of subject matter expert CDP.
-We have begun to create infrastructure for the future national certifying body, by establishing the new National Certification Steering Committee (NCSC). This evolving committee will lay the foundation needed to build a sustainable and progressive certification program, including a national certifying body, that will outlast this project! Recruitment of 10-15 SMEs from all 13 provinces and territories is underway, with the goal of striking the new NCSC in early June.
-We are partnering with AXTRA (l'Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi) over the next year for the following work: Adaptation of English Competency Framework to French Adaptation of English Assessment Tools to French
Canadian Contribution to Joint International Survey The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy
CAREER GUIDANCE PROVISION IN COVID-19 AFTERMATH
UNESCO, ILO, OECD, ICCDPP, EC, CEDEFOP, and ETF are undertaking a first joint survey to gather information on the impact of COVID-19 on career guidance policies, systems and practices worldwide. These international organisations support policies and systems for career guidance in the education, employment, and community sectors, and support universal access to such services.
The questionnaire is aimed at career guidance policy makers/developers, social partners, managers of national, regional, local, and institutional guidance services, NGOs, and leaders of professional associations for career guidance. Practitioners may also complete the survey.
Please forward the link to other relevant contacts whom you think can respond to the questions. The survey links will be open until 30 June 2020.
The results of the survey can be used to inform future policies and programmes related to career guidance in your country and those of international organisations.
If you have any question or comment on the survey, please contact John McCarthy: email@example.com.
John McCarthy, Director, ICCDPP 8th June 2020
The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (an international non-profit organisation) collects, publishes and disseminates policy material internationally, and in different languages, to help countries and regions/states/provinces to make better policies and strategies for career guidance for their citizens.
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