We Are Stronger Together
As part of their Responsive Career Pathways initiative, the Future Skills Centre and Blueprint commissioned several research papers that are generating ideas for strengthening career and employment services. One consistent theme across these papers was a deep need for stronger supports for the professionalization and development of the sector.
With this research completed, the Responsive Career Pathways is now moving into an exciting next phase of prototyping and testing, led by Blueprint and Future Skills Centre (FSC). One of the major streams of future work is finding new solutions for building capacity in the career development sector.
To explore this need, FSC has asked the Canadian Career Development Foundation and MixtMode Consulting to explore the feasibility of establishing something along the lines of a national Career Development Professional Institute that could potentially focus on 4 main objectives:
- Providing a home for the Competency Framework, National Profile, Code of Ethics, and associated resources and a hub to promote their integration and application;
- Supporting CDPs to access basic, foundational training, at no to low cost, on the career development process, helping to ensure a common language and an understanding of the full scope of career development practice – especially among those working in the public employment service;
- Creating and nurturing a community of practice, where CDPs can exchange and grow with respect to their practice, application of learning, and further development needs; and
- Establishing a central hub as a “one-stop shop” for CDPs to find out about the full range of existing training available to them, as well as professional supports/associations and national/international developments that matter to our profession.
Join the national online Community of Practice today.