Careers: The Next Generation Foundation - Enhancing Community Capacity to Develop Skills (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation is enhancing the capacity of communities to develop both the generic employability skills and the employment prospects of their youth.

Started as a pilot project in 1994, CAREERS helps Alberta communities design, develop, and implement applied workplace learning programs that help young people. It has developed a vision for learning in Alberta that integrates worksite and classroom learning, actively making the workplace an extension of the classroom.

The foundation employs a small core of permanent staff, supplemented by persons seconded from its business partners, who help educators to recruit and train employers for participation in off-campus education programs and to conduct career workshops for students.

The CAREERS Foundation has four principal aims, including building community teams focused on employability skills development; recruiting employers for cooperative education positions for students; facilitating community networking and the sharing of ideas; and providing career education and public awareness.

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James Price. Careers: The Next Generation Foundation - Enhancing Community Capacity to Develop Skills 1998. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/careers_the_next_generation_foundation/careers_the_next_generation_foundation.pdf>
James Price (1998). Careers: The Next Generation Foundation - Enhancing Community Capacity to Develop Skills. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/careers_the_next_generation_foundation/careers_the_next_generation_foundation.pdf
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