Topic: Designing effective Career Development program challenges
Pages: 1, Single spaced
Order type: Coursework
Subject: Teacher’s Career
Language: English (U.S.)
Designing effective Career Development programs for individuals and groups in a range of settings
The Australian Blueprint for Career Development is a great place to start for developing career education programs. It provides a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating programs. If you aspire to support people at all ages and stages of their career the “Blueprint” is an essential resource that provides a nationally consistent set of career management competencies. It identifies the skills, knowledge and attributes required to make sound career choices and manage transitions from school to higher education and within the workforce. Although the Blueprint is a good starting point it is just one of the many resources available.
Chapters 12 and 14 of the Patton & McMahon text for discussion of career education in schools and corporate settings.
A recent report by Tony Watts and the University of Derby, Teachers and Careers, will provide you with valuable information on international best practice for the delivery of career education. I suggest that you might incorporate some of these strategies into your Assignment 2.
The Foundation for Young Australians has recently produced two reports summarising the challenges and opportunities confronting us in the workplace of the (near) future.
The New Work Order
The New Work Mindset
The Mitchell Institute released a report earlier this year discussing the challenges facing schools in preapring young people for the new world of work.
Preparing Young People for the Future of Work
One of the significant challenges in creating effective and relevant career education programs that suit the particular needs of different groups and individuals is in finding the best possible resources for the task.
You may have found that some of the most effective resources are human resources. People who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise in a mentoring role can be invaluable learning and teaching resources. They are largely responsible for the success of work experience and school based training programs and can contribute to the success of specific programs and lesson as guest speakers and/or workshop presenter.
The Readings in this Topic will provide the foundation for your second assignment.
What do you see as particular challenges facing your students, staff or clients?
Career Building Day for Year 10 at risk students
Yanco Agricultural High School is a co-educational, fully residential high school, specialising in Agriculture. The school provides a quality secondary education in a historic rural setting.
Located in the NSW Riverina the school has a proud tradition of promoting positive values and developing confident, capable, community-minded students. The school is a selective government school with priority given to isolated students.
This unique educational institution provides a broad, well balanced education. The school has 280 hectares, including 180ha of intensive irrigation and dry land agriculture, as well as 60 ha of natural bushland bordered by the Murrumbidgee River.
With state-of-the-art resources, farm and hostel, the school provides an all-round education for students in a stimulating and caring environment. The school focuses on the development of the whole person through the curriculum, extracurricular activities and residential experiences, ensuring that students become well equipped to take their place in life.
In addition to the study of Agriculture in Years 7-12, the school offers Junior and Senior Courses in Equine Studies, and Five Industry Framework Vocational Education Training courses. The Technology and Applied Science area is well resourced to provide students with the opportunity to produce major works of considerable magnitude. The Equine Program has access to impressive facilities including an Olympic standard indoor arena. Students are able to stable their own horse at the school.
On School grounds students have access to tennis courts, a gymnasium, swimming pool, 10ha of sporting ovals and after-hours library and resource centre.
Students are encouraged to develop scholarship, citizenship, responsible leadership, personal integrity and sportsmanship and to strive for excellence in academic, cultural, sporting and civic endeavours, in an environment conducive to learning, teaching and friendship.
Yanco Ag High School already delivered a compulsory Education and Career Planning Program (ECP) for all students, however I feel that more could be done to support those Year 10 students considered ‘at risk’ of disengaging from further education or employment. The current program needed to be strengthened and made more relevant to the needs of this group of students and so a group of interested staff set out to re‐design it using the Blueprint as an evaluation tool.