Canada Career Month events have been happening across the province. To contribute in the celebration, Career Development Association of PEI Inc. recently held an interactive networking event at UPEI.
Deputy Minister Sharon Cameron of Workforce and Advanced Learning (WFAL) presented the department’s Strategic Plan, called Engaging Our Workforce for Today and into the Future – 2016-2019.
The plan envisions a prosperous PEI where people want to live, learn, and work. “Our goal was to create a strategic plan that addresses the need to develop, attract and retain an educated, skilled and engaged workforce for a prosperous economy,” says the Deputy Minister. “This work is so very crucial to grow our economy in meaningful ways.”
After the presentation, there was a question and answer period, as well as discussions around the reaction to the plan. The feedback generated will be submitted to WFAL for their review.
Also, Kim Murphy and Lisa Chaisson, Co-Chairs gave an updated of the CDA of PEI activities.
The next CDA of PEI committee meeting will be held Dec 1st, 2016 at The Royalty Centre at 1::30, room 212. If you would like to attend for the first time, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the Workforce and Advanced Learning strategic plan, visit http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/WALStrategy2016.pdf
Who has a busy schedule?
So many great events being held this month right across the Island. Have a peek at The Employment Journey's Calendar to see what is going on in your neck of the woods.
With so much scheduled on Sept 28 we decided to not compete with everyone and remove our event from the calendar - Check out all the amazing events on the horizon:
If your organization has an event you would like promoted you can get in touch with Carron email@example.com and she will help get the word out.
Check out our latest email that was sent out...some great PD coming up in November - aka Canada Career Month!
Are you getting our emails?
Yesterday we sent an email all about Canada Career Month. Click HERE to see it.
Essentially, November our month to put the spotlight on Career Development. The CDA will be holding events leading up to and during Canada Career Month but your organization can get involved too! Yes, we hope you attend our events but perhaps just as important is holding your own event!
Each week has a focus that will help you plan events, activities and workshops:
Week 1-- Individuals and their community: What are individuals in your community doing to help Canadians find meaningful work?
Week 2-- Employers of all sizes: How can you engage employers to get involved and be part of this national discussion?
Week 3 -- Education from K-12 to Postsecondary: What are your schools, communities and employers doing to help youth with career planning?
Week 4 -- Government and agencies: What can governments, at all levels, do to ensure meaningful work for all Canadians?
• Host an event - a job fair, networking session, workshop, or trade show
• Add a panel or keynote to your AGM or conference programming
• Take part in local media appearances
• Devote a PD Day to Career Development within your organization
• Write an article on career management in your newsletter or blog
• Post a video with your stories about what’s happening in your community for Canada Career Month
The CDA of PEI is more than happy to promote your event and help wherever possible.
Contact Carron firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Have you had a meeting with Carron yet?
She has been busy meeting with our members and soon to be members all in the name of supporting the CDA of PEI membership.
Here's a bit of background:
Last year at our annual conference (over 120 in attendance!) it became crystal clear that our membership wants to have more networking opportunities. We polled the audience and here's what they told us:
UPEI Career Services hosted a Love Your Career event today to promote their services and upcoming UPEI Career and Summer Job Fair that is coming up on March 3/16.