2023 CES Conference - Career Education: Ideas and Tools to Support Successful Student Career Exploration and Decision Making


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PDT

The Career Education Society (CES) conference will take place November 20th and 21st in Vancouver, B.C., and is available for educators and CES members. To learn more about the CES conference and to register, please visit:

Being prepared is key to making successful transitions to both life and work. As part of both the math and career education curriculum, educators of grades 6 – 12 will learn how to assist students to make informed decisions about careers. Attendees will explore a host of tools that look at the four steps of career decision making including resources to support each step. This workshop will provide attendees with a host of resources that explore career decisions from the perspective of a question: What do I like to do? What skills and interests do I have? Where can I grow those things? How do those things relate to the job market, the choices that I make, and my life and well being?

Our goal is to look at opportunity with an economic lens – linking self discovery to the raw world of supply and demand through a discussion of Labour Market Information and its relevance to choices. Discussion will include career choice – including entrepreneurship through a perspective that looks at income as one of the factors that may impact career choice – but may not be THE determinant of career for an individual.

Participating educators will receive a listing of free resources developed to assist them as they assist students in their journey.

Kevin Maynard, Vice-President & COO of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), will provide an overview of online resources and a virtual toolkit and a copy of our successful Money and Youth Guide to Financial Literacy, that participating educators can use to help develop career choice consideration for their students.

The workshop will also introduce a number of related CFEE initiatives – Entrepreneurship: the Spirit of Adventure (E:SA), Money and Youth, and NextGen Edition of the Globe and Mail which encourage youth to take control of their career choice.


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