BC CfEE to promote innovation at career development conference

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence and the BC Career Development Association are hosting the 2014 BC Career Development Conference, March 7-8 in Richmond, British Columbia. Under the theme Partnering for Tomorrow’s Workforce, the Association is sponsoring over 30 presentations and panel discussions. In addition, the Centre is presenting seven sessions focused on Promoting Innovation in Practice.

The annual conference provides a learning forum for the career development community and is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. Conference delegates represent a wide range of stakeholders in the employment services sector — researchers, policy makers, academics, employers, practitioners, and government representatives. The program will be relevant to anyone working in career development or employment policy, research, and programs.

The involvement of the Centre brings a new perspective on research and evidence to the conference. A session on early implementation lessons from the Employment Program of British Columbia is sure to be a highlight, given the impact of the Program on the career development community. The Centre has also organized a presentation on the first application of social impact bonds in North America: a New York City program intended to increase employment opportunities for young offenders.

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is an independent research and knowledge-sharing organization created to act as a single coordination point for research on employment in BC. The Centre’s website connects the BC employment services sector and the employer community with the best and emerging information about employment and training programs, practices, and resources. The Centre is operated as a division of SRDC. It is funded by the Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia.

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