In Canada, there has been little objective, aggregate data available about how post-secondary career centres operate. This study was
developed to be able to provide current benchmarking data to career services leaders about three major areas of concern:
In addition to collecting this data in aggregate across Canada, this study also looked for differences in these areas across institution type, geographic region, and career centre type. Relationships between these three areas - resources, services and metrics - were also investigated in an attempt to provide career centres with useful data to use when making decisions.
This study provided three significant conclusions reported in this research brief:
It is hoped that career centre staff, institutional administrations and others can use the data presented in this research brief to make better-informed decisions about how to operate their career centres.
CACEE proposes to run a similar survey every two years to collect longitudinal data and, thus, would appreciate feedback on how this study could be more useful to you in your day to day work.
To submit feedback about this brief and what you’d like to see included in future iterations, please send your comments to Christine
Sjolander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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