Together We're Stronger
The Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC) adopted a Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions in July 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI. The first 3 of its 11 benchmark recommendations are:
Benchmark 1 - Stable and student-centred career programming is provided
Benchmark 2 - Career-management skills are actively developed
Benchmark 3 - Career and labour-market information is accessible and its use supported
An entrepreneurial mindset/skillset is now an essential component in every young person's career-management toolkit. And students from middle school onward need more accessible career and labour-market information to make informed learning and career pathway decisions. For these reasons, Transitions Canada has identified PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs and Transitions, a career and labour market information tabloid, as 'proof-of-concept' projects.
Our premise is that Together We're Stronger! We believe that by convening best minds from across the country to enhance and scale proven, game-changing initiatives we can produce together what no jurisdiction could on its own - for the sake of students, not profits. We believe, and intend to demonstrate, that collectively we can take brilliant local initiatives, that might otherwise never see the light of day in other regions, to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and community partners across the country in record time.
An invitation to participate went to a number of potential project partners this week. Among them are Provincial and Territorial Departments of Education and Labour, the Canadian Council for Career Development, the Labour Market Information Council, the Business Council of Canada, the Future Skills Council, the Prime Minister's Youth Council, Skills Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Employment and Social Development Canada's Youth Strategy and Labour Market Information Directorates, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development. If you are in a decision-making or decision-influencing role with these or other potential partner agencies this is the time indicate your support. Let's test the premise that together we're stronger.
For more information contact:
Phil Jarvis, President
Tel: (506) 961-8585