Help Your Child Find a Career

Posted On Wednesday September 25, 2019

Conversations with your child about what comes after high school can be a key to helping them make the transition from childhood to adulthood. If you are a parent with a student in grade 9 to 12, the pressure of that question is real, and not answering it is just not an option. This free information session, Parents as Career Coaches, can help you help your child.

“We might be thinking we are answering the question by choosing a job title and a location, like, ‘I will become a tradesperson and I will attend BCIT,’ or ‘I will become an accountant and I will go to the University of Alberta,’ but this just provides temporary relief,” said Brent Calvert, session facilitator. “We know young people graduating today must become lifelong learners and they must develop the skill of adaptability, because they will have to change jobs 14 or 15 times throughout their career.”

Calvert will facilitate the Parents as Career Coaches session at the Henry Grube Education Centre on Wednesday, October 16, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The workshop is designed to help you strengthen your connection with your child(ren). It is a three-hour interactive session that will include exercises to:

  • Explore values about jobs, occupations and careers
  • Explain current labour market dynamics and future employment trends
  • Understand the impact of parents in their child(ren)s’ career journey

Calvert is the President of the Capilano Faculty Association at Capilano University. He delivers community-based Parents as Career Coaches workshops, and he consults in education technology investments for the Gerson Lehrman Group out of New York, NY.

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