As the power of career guidance races at glacial speed into the consciousness of school leavers, the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is working to put a spotlight on the value of career guidance by bringing Dr Deirdre Hughes to Australia.
She is one of the growing band of social justice warriors who is fighting to break down barriers to career opportunities.
You can see her talking about labour market and employer engagement in England HERE.
The issues she talks about are similar to ours and she was involved with developing a commitment to providing a career pathway for every young Londoner. That commitment is outlined in the London Ambitions Report which you can check out HERE.
I got in touch with her through LinkedIn and asked how we can lift the profile and resources of career development in Western Australia. She sent me a link to work she has just had published which Champions Careers in Derby in the UK.
It provides a vision and strategy that includes mapping the local Derby careers ecosystem. It is a strategy that we could use as a template in WA.
She really is extraordinarily generous with her knowledge.
I hope you prioritise her workshop as your MUST ATTEND workshop for the year. We don’t often get to meet world leaders in our field in Perth.
It is on 4 May at the Mantra on Murray. You can register for the workshop HERE.
To join the In Focus Careers Network of careers experts around Western Australia go here: