PEI launches program to strengthen K-12 career planning and development

August 26, 2014

This fall, Prince Edward Island will launch a new program designed to help grade 9 students identify early on educational requirements to enter the workforce or apply to a PSE institution. The Student Graduation and Transition Planner is billed as a way to help strengthen career development in PEI’s schools by helping students plan pathways based on personal attributes, support networks, and labour market information. As part of the initiative, the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) is working with PEI’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, school boards, and education leaders to help develop a common understanding of career development as a lifelong process. The initiative will involve a professional training program for teachers, counselors, and principals. “Research is abundantly clear that young people with career direction succeed in post-secondary and make easier transitions to work. Providing professional training to educators is essential to making career developments engaging, purposeful, and effective for students,” said Lynne Bezanson, Executive Director of CCDF. PEI News Release