Parents as Career Coaches Podcast from HIEC

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HIEC is very excited to announce the launch of its new podcast series, Parents As Career Coaches !

Get ready for a journey of insightful conversations, expert advice, and empowering stories that will inspire the way you support your child’s career exploration. Funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation, this podcast is filled with valuable insights from the experts on how you can effectively guide your child, or the young people in your life, through career choices, post-secondary decisions and personal development.

This holiday break, take the time – we promise it will be worthwhile – to listen to these podcasts providing insight from global leaders in education and industry.

Cozy up with a warm drink or snack, even invite the family to listen, and discover insights from experts who want to help you help your child in their career discovery.

The career exploration journey can be a daunting task for parents but HIEC’s Career Development Lab showed that 76% of young people look to family members as their top choice for accessing career-related information.

Dive into advice from the experts and inspiring stories that will redefine the way you approach career-centred conversations with the young people in your life. From navigating post-secondary options to fostering personal growth, Parents as Career Coaches has you covered.

Whether you’re a parent, mentor or career enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on these episodes. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Amazon Music – or wherever you find your podcasts.

The first three episodes of the series are housed on Future episodes will continue to explore wide-reaching topics in education and career development.

In the first episode, hosts Kelly Hoey, HIEC Executive Director, and education expert Phil Jarvis dive into the crucial role parents play as career influencers, and explore the valuable insights and advice from a panel of experts passionate about empowering parents in this critical role. These experts include career development professionals from across Canada: Dave Redekopp from Alberta, Sareena Hopkins from Ontario and Tricia Berry from New Brunswick.

In the second, Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, joins the conversation to discuss improving quality and equity in education and global competency. Former UK Secretary of State Michael Gove called him the most important man in English education, even though he is German and lives in France.

In the third episode, Thom Markham, Ph.D., psychologist, author, speaker, educator and President of PBL Global, an education organization promoting inquiry-based learning, discusses how he works with school boards to design and implement project-based learning, which finds meaningful and authentic challenges in learning in a human development method, as opposed to the academic method.

Upcoming episodes will feature Australian Montessori Ambassador Gavin McCormack, recently named one of the world’s most influential educators, on how parents and guardians can ignite curiosity, creativity, passion, purpose, and agency in young people. In another episode, Will Richardson, co-founder of the Big Questions Institute which challenges educators and communities to fearlessly reimagine what school could be, helps parents and guardians to fearlessly reimagine how they can support their children in embarking on happy, fulfilling and successful lives. In a new podcast, radio host Stephen Hurley, discusses what he learned during his active years of teaching, and subsequently in his daily conversations about education, that can help listeners have meaningful career conversations with their own children. Plus so many more experts with lived experiences willing to share!

Start listening today and be better prepared to help your youth as they explore their career options!

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