The Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT BC) is partnering with Ethos Career Management Group to conduct a research project.
Our Competency of Career Development Practitioners for Virtual Services project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre and undertakes a needs assessment of career practitioners and their capacity to offer online services during the pandemic. Career development professionals (practitioners) have responded by transitioning their in-person services to virtual delivery. Although some have thrived in this new virtual environment, some have struggled and may lack adequate competencies to provide services.
Our research is made up of an online survey to determine competencies needed for virtual services and a series of focus group discussions addressing the needs of those underrepresented in the workforce, and those who may have barriers to accessing virtual services.
Thank you to everyone who participated in helping us collect the evidence needed to support the future of the employment services sector.