"Navigating Career Development in the Age of Industry 4.0"
APCDA invites you to attend this international conference where all presentations will be in English. The audience will consist of delegates from many Asian countries and regions as well as other parts of the world. This conference provides opportunities for networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources.
- CLAP for Youth at JC: Evidence and Good Practice Guidelines for Career Guidance
- The Outlook for Vietnam's Career Landscape Facing Industry 4.0
- Career in Complex Cultural Contexts: Facilitating Understanding & Practice Through Systems Thinking
Timings9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (General)
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Education & Training
Editions21-25 May 2019
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27 May 2019
30 May 2019
Yoonjin JoCEO, Ready & Start Company South Korea
Pikki FungResearch Associate, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist... Hong Kong
Julie RosengrenFounder/Owner, Life Institute of Family Education Australia
Constance PritchardFounder, The Pritchard Group United States
Leung Seung Ming, AlvinDean, Faculty of Education The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Maria Felicitas (Marife) MamauagAssessment Consultant-Senior Lecturer, HELP University, Kuala Lumpur,... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KimDoctoral student, Korean Research Fund of Brain Korea Daejeon, South Korea
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|Tue, 21 May||111 KOTO Tour |
|Tue, 21 May||112 Professional Development Institute: Introduction to NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development Workshop|
#2.2.7Professional Development Institute
|Tue, 21 May||Mini Registration Registration|
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|Tue, 21 May||122 Professional Development Institute: CLAP Infinity and Career Development Curriculum Workshop|
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|Tue, 21 May||131 Meetup Dinner Dinner Cocktail|
#Hoang Yen RestaurantFrom the Ibis or Capri, exit hotel and turn right. At the corner of the building, turn right on Bertrand Russell Street. Continue walking until you reach Crescent lake. Hoang Yen is the last restaurant on the right before you reach the lake. Using a taxi from other locations, note that vehicles cannot enter the lake area. You will be dropped off on Bertrand Russell Street. Walk toward the water and it will be on the right.
|Tue, 21 May||141 Past Presidents Meeting |
|Wed, 22 May||Registration, Tea Break Registration|
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|Wed, 22 May||210 Welcome to RMIT University and Conference; 211 CLAP for Youth @ JC: Evidence and Good Practice Guidelines Opening Ceremony|
#AB2 AuditoriumThe Career and Life Adventure Planning Program (CLAP for Youth @ JC) is acomprehensive career development program in Hong Kong aiming to equip youth with the career development competencies to pursue their aspirations in a fast-changing society where talents and success in education and careers are narrowly defined within limited pathways of achievement. Adopting a systems perspective and a “360° Career Guidance” intervention approach, CLAP aims to cultivate an enabling environment in schools and communities where career and life aspirations are supported. This presentation will focus on 4 aspects of CLAP interventions in school settings. First, I will 3 give an overview the career development needs of secondary school students in Hong Kong and the conceptual model of CLAP that served to guide the various interventions.Second, case studies of career interventions (e.g., curriculum, workplace learning,career assessment) in selected categories of schools (e.g., learning motivation, gendermix) are presented along with research and evaluation findings. Third, I will summarize what CLAP has learned so far and how the lessons learned are transformed into a set of good practice guidelines to sustain and up-level career guidance and interventions.
|Wed, 22 May||221 Employability: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Applications Session|
#2.2.6What is employability? Is employability an affordance of social and economic contexts? Is employability a statistical index of the job market? Is employability a personal asset owned and managed by an individual? Whatever it is, employability certainly is a contested notion for scholars, practitioners, and policy experts. This symposium by the multidisciplinary research team ACCELL includes theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives on employability. We present new evidence about employability’s conceptualization and measurement in studies conducted in Australia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and empirical evidence of the contribution of dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and narratives to employability.
|Wed, 22 May||222 Credentialing Pathway: NCDA’s Journey to Credentialing Session|
#2.2.1On the surface, venturing into credentialing seems like a natural pathway for a professional association. After many years of discussion and study, the National Career Development Association formed a credentialing body to develop and offer credentials to the membership. This presentation will focus on the journey to credentialing from first steps to implementation. NCDA’s Credentialing Commission currently offers five credentials for the field of career development and is in the planning stage for providing additional credentials. The presenters will discuss rationale, structure, cost, staffing, and marketing.
|Wed, 22 May||223 It Takes a Village – Meet the Singapore Career Development Tribe Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumFind out how a tiny, resource scarce, manpower reliant island nation is transforming its workforce, through multiple agents of career development, to adapt to an increasingly fast changing global economy.
|Wed, 22 May||225 Vocational Teachers’ Strategies for Implementing Career Education and Teachers Professional Development Session|
#2.2.8The main purpose of this study is to explore vocational teachers’ strategies for implementing career education and for improving their professional competencies in career planning. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 vocational teachers. The data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed according to thematic analysis principles. The results indicate that the implementation strategy of career education is diversified, focusing on positive emotional connection, practice and experience. As for vocational teachers own development, teachers often applied for government-provided training programs to strengthen their practical experience.
|Wed, 22 May||226 Development of A Career Development Competency Inventory for College Students Session|
#2.2.9If you can assess the career development competencies of clients, you can be more effective by providing different interventions to different clients, according to their level of competency. In this presentation, the Career Development Competency Inventory (CDCI), a newly developed inventory for college students, will be introduced. CDCI includes four areas of career development competencies for college students and assesses the level of each area. Participants will learn about the features of CDCI and results of an initial validation study. Participants will be also invited to discuss ways to apply the results of this study in their settings.
|Wed, 22 May||224 Stress is the New Normal in Industry 4.0: How Can Career Development Professionals Help? Session|
#2.2.7Today’s labor market is shaped by rapid technological advances, shifting economies, and increasing globalization. The collective impact of these forces has uncovered new work that needs doing, new ways to do that work, and new corporate structures to provide that work. Although many employers provide programs/supports to enhance wellness, engagement, and productivity, such supports tend to be more reactive than proactive, and restricted to full-time employees. Career development professionals need to reconceptualize how to best support organizations and their employees to manage the resulting stress, anxiety, and other mental-health challenges that tend to accompany these new ways of working.
|Wed, 22 May||227 A Career Readiness Scale for Evidence-based Career Exploration in the Age of Industry 4.0 Session|
#2.2.9Career development concepts have evolved over the decades to attune to the rapidly changing work landscape as the Fourth Industrial Revolution starts to unfold. Today’s emphasis has shifted to explain client’s readiness for career decision-making, which must be viewed as essential in improving the effectiveness of career services and interventions in schools. Developed in a Malaysian context, a career readiness scale was validated using Rasch analysis, indicating psychometric qualities within acceptable levels. Confirmatory factor analysis also indicated a good model fit to its two-factor structure (capability and complexity). Implications for evidence-based career exploration practice are further discussed.
|Wed, 22 May||231 Developing Essential Employability Skills in Internship Students to Navigate the Age of Industry 4.0 Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumRMIT University Vietnam runs best practice, specialized employability skills workshops for students enrolled in Flagship internship units each trimester, across all disciplines in both Saigon South and Hanoi campuses. These workshops take place on campus several weeks into the internship, enabling the students to reflect on their workplace experiences, share their learnings with classmates and learn techniques and tips from both the facilitators and previous interns. Internship workshops cover the main themes of resilience, communication and teamwork. This presentation will share insights into the design and development of the workshops, feedback from participants and graduate outcomes for RMIT Vietnam interns.
|Wed, 22 May||233 Career Adaptability, Amotivation, and Engagement of NEET Youth: Implications for Career Interventions Session|
#2.2.6NEET youth refers to those who are Not in Education, Employment, or Training. One of the worrying challenges that may entrap NEETs in the state of low career engagement is their amotivation to make a transition to the world of work. Career adaptability – a psychological construct focused on the balance each individual seeks between the world of work and one’s environment – may buffer the influence of amotivation on career engagement. With a sample size of 862 NEET respondents, the results of the research study showed that career adaptability moderated the influence of amotivation on NEETs’ career engagement.
|Wed, 22 May||234 Culture-Free Transferable Skill Assessment Session|
#2.2.8This skill assessment instrument has been translated into ten languages and is effectively used in many cultures. The English and Vietnamese versions will be administered to the attendees and they will be walked through a group interpretation process. Each attendee will receive a copy of the instrument to use with their clients.
|Wed, 22 May||235 The Development of the “Life Interest Exploration Card-sorting” Based on Adlerian Psychology Session|
#2.2.9High school students in Taiwan feel anxious, stressed, and uncertain of the direction toward their career. Some of these students declare that the traditional quantitative assessments can`t fully respond to their needs because the students lack career information and life experiences to recognize the descriptions of assessment items. This program will demonstrate the development of a qualitative card sort based on the concept of Adler’s Career Style Interview, to help students explore their strengths and characteristics through their daily life experiences.
|Wed, 22 May||236 Best Practise in Careers and Employability Learning: an Outline of the Evidence Session|
#2.2.7An important pillar of the evidence base of career education practice is formed by a series of meta-analyses of career intervention studies published over the last 30 years. These studies have measured the impact of career interventions and explored the influence of different intervention methods and approaches. The studies aggregate decades of research and hundreds of career intervention program evaluations. Taken together, they inform a model of evidence-based best practice in the provision of career education. In this presentation, I will outline the key elements of this evidence and highlight how practitioners can make best use of it.
|Wed, 22 May||232 Avenues of Employer-Student Engagement Their Sustainability & Relevance in the Near Future Session|
#2.2.1Much has been debated about the current generation in comparison to previous generations in terms of their overall outlook when it comes to employment & their job seeking behavior. Traditionally we have seen platforms such as career fairs, career talks on campus, being the main focus when it comes to employer engagement. Are such platforms still relevant or have we moved beyond that? Do we need to move beyond the norms, the traditional approach when it comes to engagement and linkage? We will examine the employer’s perspective on this and relate it to the overall student perception and responsiveness to different engagement activities.
|Wed, 22 May||237 Innovative Career Education Activity: Results of Impact Analysis Session|
#2.2.7How do educators and practitioners prepare youth for post-secondary, work and life? The Canadian Career Development Foundation evaluated the impact of ChatterHigh, the 2017 Canadian EdTech of the year, and a career exploration tool that harnesses technology and gamification. The activity is used to help students explore post-secondary and career pathways in North America, aligning for best fit, rather than ‘best brand’. Hear the results and find out how this unique interest inventory activity not only helps students build knowledge about programs and occupations they may like, but which colleges and universities they could consider.
|Wed, 22 May||238 Playgroup Assistant Training Program for Young Mothers: Turning Crisis into Career Opportunity Session|
#2.2.9Among our career and life planning services for NEETs aged 15-21 in Hong Kong, we identify a group of ‘young mothers’ who are facing challenges due to role change, when changing the student/teen role to the mother/wife role. To bring them a sense of hope and choice, we delivered a ‘Playgroup Assistant Training Program’ informed by the perspective of ‘Expanded Notion of Work’ (ENOW) to equip them with baby-care and career knowledge/skills, enhance their self-understanding, and expand their life opportunities. The research findings show that this program effectively improves their baby-care competence as well as expanding their career development choices.
|Wed, 22 May||239 “Career Stories Telling and Re-telling:” Constructing an Enabling Environment for Youth Session|
#2.2.6“Career stories Telling and Re-telling” is one of the CLAP Project Series for youths, parents, teachers and youth advisors to meet and exchange ideas about the career stories of over 20 people showcasing their unique life-career development journey. Under the Youth Development Intervention Framework of the Project and the application of narrative based dialogue between different parties, an Enabling Environment that favors the youth career path is being developed.
|Wed, 22 May||Job Shop Tour |
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|Wed, 22 May||Lunch Lunch|
#AB2 Backyard Canopy
|Wed, 22 May||Book Signing |
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|Wed, 22 May||Job Shop Tour |
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|Wed, 22 May||241 Panel: Coping with Industry 4.0 Keynote|
#AB2 AuditoriumWe live in VUCA times: times of rapid change, typified by volatility, uncertainty complexity and ambiguity. Worldwide, 70% of workers are not engaged in their work and most employee engagement programs fail to make any impact. With artificial Intelligence increasingly replacing functions of both machines and humans, it is important that career practitioners be the first line of defense to calm, to assure, and to prepare the workforce of the future. Our work now includes online counseling, virtual counseling and even robo counseling. How can career practitioners prepare for and adapt to these changes?
|Wed, 22 May||251 The Model of Career Guidance for Students - A Showcase in Vietnam Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumCareer guidance in Vietnam is varied and many people have a simplistic view of what it includes. Career guidance can be simply providing information regarding suitable programs and schools for students. As a result, many university students find they do not like their study program or do not know what they should do next. Career guidance should include providing career information, and helping students explore their capacity and personality. Students need guidance about finding job search information, analyzing the labor market, preparing a CV, preparing for job interviews, how to make use of internships, etc. Believing this, I developed my model of career guidance for senior students via three stages of learning and experience: Stage 01 – Knowing about yourself; Stage 02 – Get prepared for work; Stage 03 – Immerse yourself in the work environment.
|Wed, 22 May||252 What Works to Support International Student Transitions to Employment Session|
#2.2.7Although there are persistent barriers for international students who wish to enter the labor market and stay in destination countries, many international students are successful in securing meaningful employment. This presentation focuses on “what works” to support international students in making successful transitions from university to realizing their goals of employment and permanent immigration. International students at three universities in Canada shared examples of how they navigated the job search process, their key connections, how employers helped them, and their strategies for integrating into employment settings.
|Wed, 22 May||253 APCDA glossary project update –translations available in 3 languages plus new terms Session|
#2.2.6Join us in reviewing the new APCDA glossary in Chinese, Japanese and Korean translations! Building on the 2017-2018 compilation of key terms and definitions shared by APCDA members, we now have translations of the glossary in three languages. These translations are the results of collaboration between the APCDA glossary project workgroup members and staff and students in the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies (MTIS) at Macquarie University. Progress on the new additions proposed by members will also be presented and suggestions from participants will be solicited.
|Wed, 22 May||254 Adaptation of the Career Construction Counseling Approach for NEET Youth in Hong Kong Session|
#2.2.1Within the career development field, one of the meaningful and exciting movements is the trend of localization of counseling knowledge through practitioners’ adaptations in a culturally diverse world. This presentation reports on how to adapt the Career Construction Counseling approach with NEET young people in Hong Kong to make it more culturally appropriate and practically feasible. Ten young participants, aged 15-21, were selected purposively with various needs and special characteristics. Based on Savickas’ steps of administrating the Career Construction Interview and the creation of life portrait, contextually sensitive knowledge and practice tools were developed in this pilot project.
|Wed, 22 May||255 A Case Study on University of Batangas Alumni & Placement Office Session|
#2.2.8This study aimed to describe the placement programs of the University of Batangas and identify the criteria for an evaluation and point system reference for the Regional Best PESO Award by the Department of Labor and Employment. The research used the case study method and found out that the UB Placement Programs are anchored to the Republic Act 8759 (PESO Act of 1999). It also revealed that the office has been performing very well as a labor market information hub and provider of employment services. The placement programs are effective in reference to the evaluation of criteria by the awards committee.
|Wed, 22 May||256 Development of Status and Identity: Career Interventions with NEET Youth in Community Settings Session|
#2.2.9Informed by the Expanded Notion of Work perspective, “CLAP for Youth@JC” has organized a series of programs with the framework of Youth Development and Intervention Framework for the NEET youth in Hong Kong to enhance their career-related capacities. This study reported the changes of a sample of NEET youth who were service users of the program. The results showed that these youth went through significant changes in their self-understanding, career engagement, and career adaptability. Most importantly, the youth participants made a transition from the NEET status to the pursuit for meaningful status and identity.
|Wed, 22 May||257 The Relationship of Employment Data for Industrial College Graduates of SJTU and Eastern China’s GDP Session|
#2.2.9This research project is based on big data which uses 6036-pieces of employment information over ten years for graduates in the School of Material Science and Engineering at SJTU, China. Based on the correlation between the national economy factor indexes and college graduates’ employment, this program tries to reveal the relationship between the GDP growth of the eastern part of China and the graduates’ employment from the School of Material Science and Engineering at SJTU, which is the cradle of talent for the future of industry 4.0 of China.
|Wed, 22 May||258 A Holistic Approach to Supporting International Students in their United States Career Search Session|
#2.2.8Do your international students have difficulty obtaining internships/jobs? Are employers unfamiliar with visa requirements? This session will discuss barriers international students face when seeking employment in the United States as well as common stereotypes employers have about hiring foreign applicants. We will discuss programs, messaging and counselor training developed at the University of Virginia to support international students as well as share online resources, international networks, and print materials you can use with your students. We will also share best practices for staff who conduct employer relations including strategies for increasing employer knowledge around hiring international applicants.
|Wed, 22 May||269 Career Adaptability, Amotivation, and Engagement of NEET Youth: Implications for Career Interventions Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyNEET youth refers to those who are Not in Education, Employment, or Training. One of the worrying challenges that may entrap NEETs in the state of low career engagement is their amotivation to make a transition to the world of work. Career adaptability – a psychological construct focused on the balance each individual seeks between the world of work and one’s environment – may buffer the influence of amotivation on career engagement. With a sample size of 862 NEET respondents, the results of the research study showed that career adaptability moderated the influence of amotivation on NEETs’ career engagement.
|Wed, 22 May||Tea Break and Posters Break|
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|Wed, 22 May||261 Unspoken Dream in Esport: An exploration into Esport industry as a career intervention for young people Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyWith young people increasingly engaging in cyber games, there has been a tremendous growth of the Esport industry which can provide youth an opportunity to explore relevant multiple pathways for their career and life planning, including event management, post-event production, game caster, etc. An “Esport Exploration” program was designed for youth to help them understand their values, attitudes, skills and knowledge (VASK) through systematic training, which can turn leisure into career. Through skills training and workplace learning with career counseling, youth participants are able to widen their horizon on career options aligned with their interests.
|Wed, 22 May||262 A Study on Variables related to the Job Search Requirements of Unemployed Youths Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyThe purpose of this study was to examine the qualifications desired by government and corporations, the perceptions of unemployed youth related to necessary qualifications for employment, and difficulties during the job search by exploring variables related to the job search requirements of the unemployed, thereby providing efficient information needed to prepare for a job search.
|Wed, 22 May||263 The exploration of career awareness of Drug Addicts’ art making in the Therapeutic Community. Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyDrug addicts seldom think about their future plans in the therapeutic community because of their brains and cognition have been hurt by drugs and the length of stay in the therapeutic community. They have lost their freedom and lack career awareness at the same time. In this research, art making is an activity for art therapy intervention during a drug addict’s therapy session process. We found that art making can be helpful for drug addicts’ career awareness and can facilitate the therapy process.
|Wed, 22 May||264 Career Motivations of Mechanical Trade STEM Workers in Agricultural Occupations in Regional Australia Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyA sustainable agricultural workforce is necessary to support global food and fiber production (McIlveen & McDonald, 2018). The 4th industrial revolution will have enormous impact on the career experiences of mechanical STEM tradespeople in agriculture, workers who are integral to supporting the industry’s adoption of technology. Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) enables vocational psychology research to address key challenges for career development during the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this poster, evidence will be provided in relation to the psychological factors that influence career motivations of mechanical STEM trades careers in agriculture in Australia.
|Wed, 22 May||266 Increasing Career Adaptability of College Students in Taiwan by Understanding their Career Style Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyIn this study, we aimed to enhance the career adaptability of college students by facilitating the understanding of their career style. Participants were 16 college students at a the University in Northern Taiwan. They were divided into two groups randomly. The experimental group participated in a seven-hour group; the control group received only the handout after the experiment. The results showed that students in the experimental group had higher scores on the career adaptability scale both in post-test and four-week follow-up test than the students in the control group. The analysis of covariance showed a significant difference in post-test scores.
|Wed, 22 May||267 The Experience of Using UCAN for Career Exploration from Taiwan’s College Freshmen. Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyUCAN is a test platform for college students in Taiwan. Through this pltform, students are able to find their specific interests and vocational types. During the promotion of UCAN, students will be allowed to conduct tests on the Internet on their own, or invite psychologists to assist in group testing. Through the implementation of UCAN, students can develop career planning courses and assistance, increase their understanding of the current workplace, and also help students understand their self-professional ability and professional knowledge.
|Wed, 22 May||271 “Interest development” serves as a means to facilitate the career development of youth Session|
#AB Auditorium LobbyPursuing interest development is conventionally understood as a leisure or learning activity. However, in Hong Kong, young people are mostly advised to join interest classes for meeting the entry requirements for high-banding schools, and/or accommodating the expectations of their parents, which is not consistent with young people’s making an informed decision to pursue something they feel passionate about. By using Conversation, Archive, and Review (CAR) and input from serious leisure instructors, a career intervention project called CLAP aims at developing youth’s Values, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge (VASK) which are deemed important for facilitating the career development of youth.
|Wed, 22 May||281 A Magic Carpet Ride: Meeting the future needs of students and graduates one consultation at a time. Session|
#2.2.7This session offers a revealing examination of a typical careers consultation with an international student at a busy Australian university careers service. Hear how a 30-minute consultation is structured to deliver something of value to every student visitor – worthy of their expectations, sacrifices and hopes. At the same time, attempting to satisfy the needs of four key service stakeholders also present during the consultation. If you are a service manager or careers consultant, this session will highlight the worker bee-like attributes required for successful career coaching in this age of industry 4.0.
|Wed, 22 May||282 Personal Strength and Career Future Vision for College Students Session|
#2.2.1The purpose of the study was to explore emerging adults’ perception of career future vision. In the first stage, we interviewed 32 young adults aged from 18 to 27 by focused group interview. It comes out with 8 focus groups and 3 to 5 persons in each group. All the data were transcribed and analyzed by grounded analysis method. The results will be reported and discussed. In addition, a Future Oriented Vision Scale (FOV) will be developed based on the interview data. The intermediate effect of FOV between perceptions of career chaos and career adaptability and life satisfaction will be examined.
|Wed, 22 May||283 Build Your Personal Brand: Tools and Techniques Session|
#2.2.6Personal branding has become an important element of any career professionals’ portfolio. In this session, two established career professionals with strong online brands will share social media tools and online habits that aid in building personal brands for career services professionals from all settings.
|Wed, 22 May||284 Career Consultant Training for Mothers: Development of Tools for Effective Helping in Japan Session|
#2.2.9Although the number of licensed career consultants is increasing, they do not necessarily have skills for counseling specific populations including young, working mothers and the middle-aged. The Japanese government has started a project to develop tools for helping these specific populations. We have been working on empowering women and making them work lively and self-fulfilling. Therefore, we participated in this government project and developed four tools with colleagues. These tools may contain Japanese cultural aspects. We hope to learn how career consultants are helping working mothers in other countries. Please join and give me your feedback on this presentation.
|Wed, 22 May||285 Equipping students with developed cultural identities in a global context Session|
#2.2.8Foreign students are expected to meet with various challenges when they transition to college abroad (Anyon and Ong, 2014). Vietnamese students are no exception. At Olympia, we prepare our students by engaging them in multiple cultural identity building activities and programs. We believe strong cultural identities could facilitate healthy transitions to college overseas and ultimately instill in our students adaptive skills required in multiple cross-cultural settings. Our activities and programs include tradition-focused education which explicitly teaches students about Vietnamese culture and comparative thinking which invites students to think about Vietnamese traditions in this ever-changing world, then to create ways to impact others.
|Wed, 22 May||286 Defining and Navigating The Real Gig Economy in Industry 4.0 Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumThe gig economy is not just about matching talent with job requirements. It is a community of experts cultivating and growing tomorrow’s talents, building and establishing professional standards, and developing accreditation to assure that service providers observe standards of quality and reliability. The possibility of encountering others within the same field in a spirit of community, however, may just be what you have been looking for especially in terms of improving yourself. “If you’re truly professional,” then you would be interested to know how your skills compare to the rest of our profession.
|Wed, 22 May||287 Experience Beyong Borders Through International Internship: Impact to Career, Culture and Life Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumThis study analyzed the impact of the J1 - USA Internship Program for new graduates in the Philippines. The study was based on data gathered from the evaluation form (qualitative and quantitative) of returnees for the last three years (2016 - 2018). A total of 251 respondents (153 females and 62 males) graduated from fifty (50) Philippine Higher Education Institutions were included. The results indicated they viewed the experience positively and found it beneficial for their careers, improved cultural understanding, and life expectations. Themes from the qualitative response included a positive impact on their career development; the ability to adapt to diverse culture and business standards while sharing their culture in their team; and a positive attitude toward various challenges encountered during their stay. Negative responses were considered for further improvement of the program.
|Wed, 22 May||288 Enhancing Student Competencies and Employability: University-Industry Collaboration in Biology and Biotechnology Session|
#2.2.8The field of biology - biotechnology is one of the greatest developments with over 250 companies and centers in HCMC – Vietnam. In the competitive and innovative labor marketplaces, students not only focus on academic and technical competencies but also must focus on vocational and transferable skills. To equip students for their future careers, it is strongly important to understand the competencies need to succeed in career development. This presentation will provide an overview of the student’s vocational core competencies to promote the employability and shorten the skills gap between graduates and employers based on the university-industry collaboration.
|Wed, 22 May||291 Awards Ceremony Award Ceremony|
|Wed, 22 May||292 Reception Dinner + Cocktail|
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|Thu, 23 May||Registration, Tea Break Registration|
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|Thu, 23 May||311 The Outlook of Vietnam's Career Landscape Facing Industry 4.0 Keynote|
#AB2 AuditoriumIn recent years, the labor market data for Vietnam, as well as for the cities and provinces has developed in line with socio-economic orientation and international trends. However, we have experienced both layoffs and labor shortages, specifically for workers with high-level, high-demand skills. The shortages result from the choice of majors. Some majors are highly valued, although they do not fill the needs of society. At the same time, the system of forecasting human resource needs, labor market information, and vocational training activities are not synchronous and do not effectively link the demand for vocational training, the availability of vocational training, and demand for workers. From the perspective of information gathering and research, Mr. Tran will explain how to provide and exchange information on occupational employment and labor market trends that is useful for vocational guidance.
|Thu, 23 May||321 Career Concepts That Work: Ideas for Practice Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumThere are many different theories and models of practice that can be selected by practitioners to guide their work with clients. In this presentation, we review concepts that are in common and unique across theories and models that practitioners can emphasize to enhance their career development practices. We examined practice points offered by authors of 40+ different theories and models to inform our presentation. Join us for discussion about concepts that can work for you and your clients.
|Thu, 23 May||322 Creating Stakeholder Support for Changes in Career Development Delivery: A College Campus Model Session|
#2.2.7Appreciating the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the world of work and talent acquisition leads us, as practitioners, to consider changes in our service delivery and communication efforts with clients. At universities, it also means bringing the extended campus community along as partners in the conversation and shared vision for change. To be successful in entering into a new era of career development support on campus, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as parents and family need to engage as a community of support for our students. Gain insights from a succession of strategies employed for success.
|Thu, 23 May||323 Helping Clients Find their ‘Ikigai’ or ‘Reason for Being’ in the Age of Industry 4.0 Session|
#2.2.6Typically, career coaches and counsellors help clients to discover their career attributes in order for them to make informed career decisions. However, with the advent of industry 4.0, we contend that enabling the client to find the right job that matches their career attributes is insufficient. Career coaching should shift to enabling an individual to find their ikigai (Japanese concept of reason for being) as the foundational purpose of their career journey. Join Dr Timothy Hsi in this presentation as he explores and operationalizes the components of Ikigai using various career assessment instruments (such as Knowdell card sorts) when working with clients across the Asia-Pacific.
|Thu, 23 May||324 The ‘Expanded Notion of Work’ for navigating career development services for NEET youth in Hong Kong Session|
#2.2.1The ‘Expanded Notion of Work’ (ENOW) is introduced to audiences through its practical use in developing, navigating, and implementing career and life planning services for NEET youth in Hong Kong. The ‘ENOW’ concept is also a prospective response to the fourth industrial revolution that brings the new society upon which new ways of making sense of our career counselling goals are needed. Suggestions are offered for how to integrate both modern and postmodern career theories into the executable service models of ‘ENOW’ using some briefcase examples. Evidence of the practicality of this new conceptual tool are provided and further discussed.
|Thu, 23 May||325 Parents Take the Lead on Career Exploration in Chinese Elementary Schools in Nanshan Session|
#2.2.8In mainland China teachers and parents skim articles about the impact of Industry 4.0, but they have yet to go deeper to understand its potential impact on the jobs of the future. A broader awareness and exploration of China’s policy and response to Industry 4.0 – called Made in China 2025, gives parents, teachers, and students, new ways to monitor trends and industry developments. The 2025 plan covers ten career industry sectors integrated with the legislative goal called “One Belt, One Road.” What career components will dominate the future jobs in the mainland?
|Thu, 23 May||326 The Impact of Population and Workforce Movement in Japan on Career Decision-making Session|
#2.2.9Japan has the highest portion of the aging population in the world, and this trend will be accelerated by the declining birthrate and the longer life expectancy. We are going to experience a super aging society which is extremely unique in the world. That means labor force decrease and GDP decrease. This could be “a crisis.” I will introduce the policies the Japanese government is trying to implement. And, I would like to share my perspectives with APCDA members about what kind of support fields career counselors have, what existing significance, and what mindfulness.
|Thu, 23 May||327 The Impact of Regional Issues in Japan on Career Decision-making Session|
#2.2.9In Japan the concentration of population concentration in the Tokyo area continues to increase. As students find employment in Tokyo, the percentage of young people in rural areas is decreasing. Due to the declining population in agriculture and villages, there is concern about disappearance of localities. I would like to think about regional issues through the career of a young man who moved locally. And, I would like to share my perspectives with APCDA members about what kind of support fields career counselors have.
|Thu, 23 May||331 A Win-Win Workplace Learning Intervention for NEET Youth in Collaboration with Business Stakeholders Session|
#2.2.9The mismatch between talents and workplace openings is a prevalent concern. The presentation will introduce a new framework for enhancing person-environment fit, which emphasizes the match of values, attitudes, skills, and knowledge (VASK) of an individual with one’s workplace environment. This study examined the effectiveness of a workplace learning program adopting the VASK-based P-E fit framework for talent-job matching. In collaboration with business stakeholders, social workers worked with a group of NEET youth in Hong Kong. The findings will inform the design and delivery of career interventions for achieving a win-win scenario for both disadvantaged youth and business stakeholders.
|Thu, 23 May||332 Reimagining Career Development through Social Entrepreneurship Session|
#2.2.1Students are often advised to gain a variety of experiences. Students now have opportunities to participate in various internships, careers programs, competitions etc. and are encouraged to adopt entrepreneurial concepts, such as design thinking and lean process practices. Students pursuing an arts degree are not always interested in business subjects or corporate internships. Instead, they are more interested in social issues and the impact they have on the world. With this in mind, we introduced a program that is part of their degree and specifically incorporated social entrepreneurial learnings for arts students. In this program, we cover what entrepreneurship means for students.
|Thu, 23 May||333 Building the Career and Talent Development Professions In China and the Philippines Session|
#2.2.6Since 2010, I have worked towards a psychodynamically-based career and life design counseling process in Asia. Working in China and the Philippines and serving on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Career Certification International, a broad workforce development strategy was developed in parallel to provide depth clinical career counseling training augmented by additional specialties in career coaching, talent development consulting, strategic workforce planning, entrepreneur coaching and education and school-based career guidance and advising to the public and government agencies, an integrated online career self-discovery software application with personal branding addendum and a “small course” broad human and career development menu of courses.
|Thu, 23 May||334 Demystifying Career Coaching and Counselling: Bouncing from depression to a meaningful career Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumHave you ever struggled to help a client suffering from mild depression? Is it difficult moving them from one milestone to the next? This session presents a guide on how one client overcame his odds to successfully find a job with the help of both a career coach and a career counsellor.
|Thu, 23 May||335 New Trends in Secondary Career Planning for Hong Kong and California Session|
#2.2.8CLAP for Youth @ JC advocates youth-led career guidance in 52 secondary schools. This panel includes two case studies of secondary schools in Hong Kong which adopted a youth-led career and life planning approach in the enhancement of school-based career guidance interventions. Practices, strategies, and examples of the two schools in enabling students to take active roles in career guidance will be shared. California began a major transformation of its education system three years ago with the adoption of the new Local Control Funding Formula. This plan changes the way the state evaluates school performance. Beginning in 2018, schools are being publicly rated on progress made towards students’ college and career preparation. The panel will describe the strengths and challenge of implementing this major reform effort, and the emergence of best practices statewide in college and career counseling in California schools.
|Thu, 23 May||336 Evolution of Singapore's Public Career Services Delivery Model: Adoption of Right Servicing Approach Session|
#2.2.7This paper describes the journey which Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG) undertook since 2015 to transform its career services delivery to meet the needs of the changing workforce. This presentation covers: 1) Service Model enhancements through the adoption and implementation of the Right Servicing Approach by Prof James P. Sampson. 2) Infrastructure design incorporating human-centric technology and experience and as an enabler to improve jobseekers’ experiences. 3) Capability and Organizational Transformation to ensure alignment and professional delivery of enhanced career services.
|Thu, 23 May||337 Career Development Practices in Educational Settings in Asia: A Critical Review for Future Research Session|
#2.2.7With the fourth industrial revolution, the nature of work has evolved with digitization and automation. Many researchers have invested time in understanding the impact the fourth industrial revolution has on our economy and future of work. However, research focusing on career development practices is limited. Using a critical analysis of literature, gaps in the career development practices in selected Asian countries were identified. This study further discusses the future implications and research areas for career development practices in educational settings in Asia.
|Thu, 23 May||Lunch Lunch|
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|Thu, 23 May||Job Shop Tour |
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|Thu, 23 May||Job Shop Tour |
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|Thu, 23 May||341 Panel: Technical Education for Industry 4.0 Keynote|
#AB2 AuditoriumWorkers of the future need both strong technical skills and the ability to innovate and respond to constant change. Both colleges and workforce retraining programs need to prepare workers for this new reality. How can workers be retrained for this new reality? Which skills do college students need to be successful in this workforce? How can universities partner with employers to assure that graduates will be employable? How can we humanize science and technology to ensure that STEM learners will be better equipped for demands of the workplace in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
|Thu, 23 May||351 Providing Group Career Counseling for Asian International Students Session|
#2.2.1In the United States, the number of international students has increased for eleven consecutive years. Half of the international students in the U.S. are from China or India, and the number of students from these countries is still growing. Enrollment increases have caused increased demand for career services to meet the unique needs of Asian international students. International students are more likely to experience language difficulty and culture-related difficulties. This presentation will address both the challenges and approaches through a cultural formulation approach. Based on this model in literature, a group counseling intervention specifically for Asian international students will be proposed and implemented.
|Thu, 23 May||352 How a Multi-Generational Approach to Career Guidance Leads to Economic Growth and Sustainability Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumTo be competitive in today’s economy, implementing a career guidance program able to meet the needs of the future and current workforce is critical to success. Education and career development programs from Kuder help countries all over the world achieve sustainable economic advancement by offering evidence-based tools built on decades of experience, yet flexible enough to keep pace with the ever-changing world of work. This presentation introduces proven-effective strategies to building a full-spectrum talent pipeline — one that introduces career awareness at an early age and continues to bring value to those preparing for careers, first-time job seekers, and seasoned employees.
|Thu, 23 May||353 Supervision and Role Models for the Development of Core Competencies Session|
#2.2.6Mizuno and Nonogaki will continue the discussion of the previous year’s presentation about how 21st-century career consultants can develop professional level competencies. This year Mizuno and Nonogaki will focus on how the role of supervisors and role models enhance the skills of career consultants and quality of professional attitudes. The presenters will use an Integral Developmental Model (IDM) for the discussion on how the career consultants have experienced professional development through relationships with their professional models.
|Thu, 23 May||354 Designing Interventions for Mid-Career Switch: Aligning Self-Concept and USP for Occupational Fit Session|
#2.2.9One of the major group of individuals being served in Workforce Singapore Careers Connect are mid-career professionals. With changes observed in the labor market, we are seeing more individuals seeking a career switch – either to new roles or entirely new industries. Preparation and factors are numerous; from employer’s receptivity, an individual’s social support system, and even one’s career readiness. This presentation highlights the strategies undertaken by the career coach in conjunction with a newly developed career-talent matching initiative, as the client undergoes career coaching to clarify her goal and intention to enable her to make a successful career switch.
|Thu, 23 May||355 Do Counselling Skills Enhance Coach Effectiveness in the Career Development of Managers? Session|
#2.2.8It is proposed that coaches are likely to be more effective with additional training in counselling skills. This presentation looks at the current status of New Zealand-based research about the perception of coaching in industry and its effectiveness, including drawing on the preliminary findings of a current study. How counselling skills can enhance coaching practice will also be considered. Discussion about perceptions of coaching in countries and contexts outside New Zealand will be invited.
|Thu, 23 May||356 Hands are Search Engines for the Brain – Using Lego as a reflective career development tool. Session|
#2.2.7Reflective activities can be used to make meaning from the past, understand the present or construct, and imagine the future. They are an ideal tool to use with students who are developing their careers and navigating the world of work, engaging in a process of self-discovery, or crafting a career narrative to explain their current situation. This hands-on interactive workshop introduces Lego Serious Play and demonstrates how this engaging tool can be used by career practitioners to facilitate the reflective process. You will be actively engaged and experience the process for yourself.
|Thu, 23 May||357 Psychological Type – The Scientific Foundation for Career Assessment and its Roots in the I Ching Session|
#2.2.7Psychological type and associated temperament theory have been used extensively since the 1970’s in assessing clients for career and life design counseling both as individuals and as part of organizational talent development initiatives. The concepts were inspired by Dr. Carl Jung’s reading of the i Ching two years before he wrote Psychological Types. Not inborn but the product of the first three years of each person’s survival strategy before language acquisition, it is a key determinant of our destiny in our careers and lives. Using a new type “bagua”, career professionals can help clients divine their future.
|Thu, 23 May||358 The Impact of Soft Skills on Your Career Session|
#2.2.8When planning for careers, we all know by now that it is important to get the proper education and related job experiences. But this alone is not enough. Equally important, but often overlooked, is the need to develop and polish soft skills. Without the appropriate soft skills, you cannot successfully enter the job market and progress in your career. In other words, hard skills (education, job experiences) alone will not enable you to be a successful professional. In this session, we will take a look at what important soft skills are and how you can improve them.
|Thu, 23 May||Tea Break and Posters Break|
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|Thu, 23 May||362 Efficacy of a Career Construction Course with Adolescent in Mainland China Session|
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyThe purpose of this study was to examine the qualifications desired by government and corporations, the perceptions of unemployed youth related to necessary qualifications for employment, and difficulties during the job search by exploring variables related to the job search requirements of the unemployed, thereby providing efficient information needed to prepare for a job search.
|Thu, 23 May||364 The Casual Leisure Experience and Career Adaptability of NEET Youth in Hong Kong (Qualitative Study) Session|
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyThe role of casual leisure experience has not been recognized as a beneficial component for the career development of young people. This study explored how a group of 20 non-engaged young people in Hong Kong spent their leisure time and its relationship to their development of career adaptability. A qualitative study was used to explore the subjective experiences of non-engaged young people through twenty interviews and three focus groups. A conceptual model specifying the relationship between casual leisure experience and career adaptability was developed. Based on this, strategies in development of career adaptability by non-engaged young people were identified.
|Thu, 23 May||368 Analysis of Gender Differences on Career Development Measures Session|
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyIn this study, we compared the scores among four groups of Hong Kong Grades 10–12 students who completed the questionnaires during 2015-2018: boys in boy school, girls in girl school, boys in mixed school, and girls in mixed school, on four aspects about (a) the understanding on career planning, (b) the stage in the decision-making process about career choice, (c) career adapt abilities, and (d) career decision-making difficulties. The analysis was carried out by ANOVA. The results indicate there were several significant differences among students in the 4 groups.
|Thu, 23 May||372 Using “My Anywhere Cards” and Art Media in Adolescents’ Career Exploration Activity Session|
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyThis study investigates the effects of using “My Anywhere Cards” and art creations on adolescents’ career exploration. The data has been collected through activities and interviews by employing the purposive sampling technique with 6 students in the third grade of high school in Taiwan. To achieve this purpose, a career exploration activity and a semi structured interview were conducted with students studying in the third grade of high school in Taiwan. As the result, this study found that using “My Anywhere Cards” and art creation can help adolescents in career exploration.
|Thu, 23 May||375 Reality and Challenge of Leisure Counseling from the Perspective of Life Development |
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyThis study examined reality and future challenge of leisure counseling which helps client’s live a balanced life based on the assumption that counselors have not had proper understanding and effort in terms of counseling knowledge and methods on leisure counseling.
|Thu, 23 May||361 Employability Skills e-Portfolio Credentialing Session|
#AB2 Auditorium LobbyRMIT Vietnam’s co-curricular employability skills program publishes an e-portfolio of 6 skills for students to document, reflect on, and pitch their skills to future employers. The poster will diagram the process from the student journey of creating the e-portfolio and receiving feedback for improvements from the Careers & Industry Relations staff.
|Thu, 23 May||381 Two Universities Use CareerHub Workflows to Maximize Reach and Optimize Experience Session|
#2.2.9In the age of industry 4.0, the world and workforce are changing very quickly, and our universities are under significant pressure to evolve to meet these challenges. In an increasingly competitive space, students are choosing providers who will give them the flexibility and outcomes required for this new world. This presentation will introduce the way that Western Sydney University (WSU) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) have employed Industry 4.0 technologies to automate and expand the reach of services in turn promoting higher levels of student engagement & success. The sustainable practices ensure that the services can scale across our complex environments achieving more with less.
|Thu, 23 May||382 Everyday Career Influencers: Conceptions of Higher Education Professionals in Student Career Development Session|
#2.2.6Career Services professionals intend to support people along their professional journey; yet, data from the post-secondary sector indicates that students generally turn first to non-career professionals for advice. This session outlines a recent doctoral study in Canada that investigated this phenomenon and will discuss the broader implications of the study’s findings. The session aims to help participants:•understand the notion of ‘Everyday Career Influencer’ and how to identify these career influencers in their clients’ contexts and networks;•consider how they can leverage career influencers to help promote career development and education.
|Thu, 23 May||383 What Challenges do Teachers who Support Students’ Career Development in Secondary Education Face? Session|
#2.2.1In Hong Kong, career and life planning education facilitates the sustainable development of people, particularly the youth, in exploring career aspiration, identities and pathways at the stage of secondary education. This paper aims to explore career teachers’ experience in support of career development of students in the school. The teachers need to overcome a challenging dilemma between the school structure and limited resources. Improvement of the policy of career and life development education are also discussed.
|Thu, 23 May||385 AI Provides Personalized Training Recommendations to Enhance Employability and Career Mobility Session|
#2.2.7The changing world of work calls for developing highly personalized, modular, and relevant training solutions. There are, however, several challenges, such as: difficulty in identifying skills required due to systemic time lag in obtaining accurate Labor Market Information (LMI); lack of personalization in the learner’s skill development; and finally, the ever-increasing difficulty in designing a training curriculum that is up to date with marketplace demands. Given the right push, AI and Data Science have the potential to confront these challenges. This program showcases the innovation of using AI to power collaboration among the workforce, training providers, and companies.
|Thu, 23 May||386 Applying Narrative Therapy Strategies in Career Practice to Enlighten, Encourage, and Empower Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumWe are all the authors of our own internalized and evolving life stories, which provide the basis of self-identity and worldview. These stories also provide evidence of strengths and desires and can be used to promote career clarity, new possibilities, and increased self-efficacy. Together, we will explore the use of a Narrative Counseling framework in career counseling to promote client personal growth and life exploration, including specific techniques for incorporating it into your own practice.
|Thu, 23 May||384 Supporting Underprivileged Girls with SEN in Career Transitions by Digital Drawing Session|
#2.2.8Achieving aspirations can be a frustrating experience, especially for youth with special education needs. In Hong Kong, they often find limited choices when it comes to career pathway development. This case study of two girls with SEN will tell the audience how social workers use a ‘personalized career learning’ approach to attaining the intervention goals through digital drawing. Different from SEN-related vocational/ traditional service, unpaid work experience developed from serious leisure plays an important role. To turn their invisible talents visible, social workers applied the concept of ‘Expanded Notion of Work” to help them gain self-esteem and self-recognition.
|Thu, 23 May||387 The changing role of a career counsellor during the scientific and biological revolution Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumThere are large groups of workers who will be displaced by the inexorable rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the key development that is driving the fourth ‘industrial revolution’ in the world today, aptly called the scientific or biological revolution. In response, demand for career transitioning services will increase exponentially as people grapple with how to forge a career path in this uncharted territory, and ultimately, find a purpose in life.
|Thu, 23 May||389 Enhanced Student Career Services and Placement Program of Selected Private HEI's in Metro Manila Session|
#2.2.1High unemployment among recent university graduates must be countered through high quality student career services and placement programs. A survey and interview questionnaires were created to evaluate the holistic implementation of student career services and placement programs and expected student’s competencies. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs were used with a purposive sampling technique. Respondents were selected Directors, Heads, and Coordinators of Student Career Development and Placement Offices of private tertiary schools in Metro Manila who are members of the Association of Placement Practitioners of Colleges and Universities (APPCU).
|Thu, 23 May||388 Enhancing Student Employability via Social Entrepreneurship Session|
#2.2.8“Plant the Seed” is an initiative of Careers & Industry Relations Department (Hanoi campus) - RMIT University Vietnam. The program targets outstanding students of RMIT University Vietnam with excellent leadership, entrepreneurial and communication potentials. The project aims to create a playground for the students to implement social entrepreneurship and to give back to community through charity. This presentation will cover the “Plant the Seed” concept, recruitment and selection of participants, implementation, participant feedback, charity trip details and outcomes.
|Thu, 23 May||Member Meeting |
|Thu, 23 May||Board Meeting |
|Fri, 24 May||Registration, Tea Break Registration|
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|Fri, 24 May||411 An Online Mentoring System for College Students - Social mentoring “itdaa” Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumFor college students and job seekers, finding a person working at a desired company and establishing a relationship with that person not easy. There has been no system to connect mentors who are willing to help college students and job seekers by showing their real names and their organizations until an online mentoring system was launched in Korea. Participants will learn the core values and the success story of the founder of this online mentoring system and also learn about know-hows and tips for successful mentoring services in your settings.
|Fri, 24 May||412 Restructured Special Lecture: Effective Job-seeker Support Session|
#2.2.1“How do we effectively deliver valid career information to job-seekers?” is the question many career development planners and administrators ask themselves. Inside know-hows will be provided by an assistant manager and first-time administration staff of CDC. (1) Reintroduction of staff body with a focus to better help job-seeking students. (2) CDC’s newly found insights and restructuring of a special lecture series (3) CDC’s detailed guidance to accurate, helpful and practical information.
|Fri, 24 May||413 NYU Shanghai Career Development Center's Framework for Developing Students’ Service Mind Session|
#2.2.6In the era of Industry 4.0, numerous challenges await on the path of international cooperation and various international organizations facilitate international cooperation and dispute settlement. NYU Shanghai is committed to cultivating globally-minded citizens through innovative teaching, world-class research, and a commitment to public service. As career practitioners, we are aiming to generate a framework to develop students’ service mind and their willingness to pursue careers in the international development field. In this interactive session, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and best practices of NYU Shanghai students’ career readiness in the international development field.
|Fri, 24 May||414 Comparing Parent and Child Perceptions of Career and Life Development of NEET Youth Session|
#2.2.9Research on parental influences on career and life development is limited and studies focusing on disadvantaged communities are even more limited. The present study investigated the perceptions of both NEET youth and their parents towards the parental influences on career and life planning. A panel survey recruited 142 parent-child dyads to complete parallel versions of the Parent Career Behavior Checklist (PCBC) and other related questionnaires. For parents, both psychosocial support and career actions perceived by parents were positively correlated with their parental sense of competence. For youth, their perceived parental support and career actions were positively correlated with their own self-esteem and self-efficacy. On average, parents rated their own support and actions much higher than their children did. The findings suggest initiatives for the future.
|Fri, 24 May||415 “Capacity Building: Standard-Driven Career Guidance Interventions in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong” Session|
#2.2.8A set of career development and guidance standards have been developed in Hong Kong for the senior secondary school setting. The standards were adapted from the “Good Career Guidance” benchmarks (Gatsby Foundation, 2014 & 2018). The presentation will address: (1) The standards content covering 9 cores areas; (2) How standards were used to understand students’ career guidance needs and structure targeted interventions (3) A case example illustrating how the standards were used to guide school career guidance planning and interventions; and (4) How standards were used to shape the respective parent education and teachers’ professional development in Hong Kong.
|Fri, 24 May||416 ‘Youth theatre’ as a career development intervention practice for NEETs in Hong Kong Session|
#2.2.7Participating in acting workshops, dance workshops, and theatre performance to get paid or unpaid work experience and to make contact with professionals in the artistic field is a valuable career intervention strategy for youth development. This presentation shares with audiences how the social workers in Hong Kong apply the educational concept of ‘youth theatre’ to facilitate positive career learning for young people who are in the school-to-work transition. The changes in self-concept and self-identity were explored with over 40 young people when they joined a musical performance program entitled ‘Hang out with Heart2 - Irreplaceable Beauty’.
|Fri, 24 May||418 A Stakeholder-based Operational Innovations Approach to Developing Qatar’s Career Guidance System Session|
#2.2.6To develop its emerging career guidance system, Qatar has to address specific situational peculiarities emanating from structural, institutional and socio-cultural challenges. To that end, a research-based career guidance stakeholder engagement platform was organized in 2016 and 2018. Through its emphasis on engaging stakeholders in operational innovations activities, the platform has, thus far, mobilized concerted effort needed to address peculiar issues hindering the development of Qatar’s career guidance system. Analysis of the results achieved illustrate that operational innovations are a powerful means for developing sustainable stakeholder engagement, delivering short-term benefits for various stakeholders and paving the way for long-term system enhancement.
|Fri, 24 May||417 Career Guidance Program to Enhance Students Career Management Skills in University Curriculum Session|
#2.2.7Our project developed a career guidance program to improve career management skills of university students, based on the case study of Kochi University in Japan. It is important to note that this program is implemented in the bachelor's curriculum. The following contents will be shared: (1) two preliminary surveys’ results; (2) career guidance program to enhance students' career management skills and its effect; (3) the organizational framework. We hope to discuss effective career guidance in the curriculum with the audience.
|Fri, 24 May||421 Zero Hunger, Sustainable Development Goal 2, Depends on Rural Workforce Development Session|
#2.2.1Humanity’s demand for food rises inexorably. Nearly 800 million people are undernourished, and that pandemic causes 3 million children under the age of five years to die each year. Career development research and practice can—and should—contribute to solving the wicked problem of attracting and retaining workers in agriculture. In this symposium, the multidisciplinary research team ACCELL shares its research and development into ensuring a sustainable workforce for agriculture needed for the production of food and clothing. ACCELL researchers demonstrate new evidence of the factors that attract and retain workers in rural communities and agricultural occupations.
|Fri, 24 May||422 How To Build Engagement in Career Education Session|
#2.2.6Today’s teen is overwhelmed with information and the thought of exploring career and post-secondary options can be daunting! TEDx speaker and ChatterHigh Founder Lee Taal, using examples from his unique career path, will model how he presents to students to build the value of active exploration, explain how it fosters hope and how it contributes to building the critical outcome of becoming adaptable in a changing world. Lee’s talk with educators and students alike is engaging and often requested on an annual basis in schools.
|Fri, 24 May||423 Change Management Principles Applied to Career Services Programming in the Era of Industry 4.0 Session|
#AB2 AuditoriumChange is inevitable in the era of Industry 4.0. With the convergence of man and machine, higher education institutions like NYU Abu Dhabi with high global mobility rates are required to rethink ‘post-work’ skill-sets. With increased student diversity and the university being located in a regional economic hub, there is a constant need of innovative and strategic shifts in career programming to assist students in acquiring regional and global opportunities. This presentation will outline few key theories of change management principles and the possible implications in our career programming to increase student employability in the era of Industry 4.0.
|Fri, 24 May||424 Advancing older workers: Career development, engagement and meaningful work as mentors Session|
#2.2.8Career planning for older clients has become a contemporary issue many career practitioners now encounter and highlights the importance of understanding the motivation of this cohort to engage (or re-engage) in the workforce and ways to guide them in adapting to a rapidly changing world of work. This presentation explores research and recommendations that promote policy and professional practice conversations about the value of older workers, their career development needs, as well as ways to support them in discovering meaningful work, cultivate valuable relationships as mentors, and advance in today’s changing workforce.
|Fri, 24 May||425 From Despair to Success – A Transformative Journey for an Overseas Returnee Session|
#2.2.7This program presents the case of a dejected and recalcitrant overseas returnee, whose attempt to re-establish his career and reconnect with the workforce turned into a nightmare. Resentment and emotional exhaustion led to his abusive behavior towards career coaches. This eventually led to cessation of services, but due to a career coach’s courage and heart, things changed. Come and hear how this transformative journey unfolded for this client who was once negative became successful through a strong working alliance coupled with intervention strategies such as Krumboltz’s Planned Happenstance and the Schlossberg’s Transition 4-S Model.
|Fri, 24 May||426 Training Career Practitioners to Work with Youth: An ‘Expanded Notion of Work’ perspective Session|
#2.2.9‘Expanded Notion of Work’ (ENOW) is incorporated into the CLAP for Youth@JC project as a perspective to shed light on unpacking work and work experiences in a dynamic manner for designing, delivering and evaluating career interventions for working with youth in community settings in particular. Aspiring to mainstream this ENOW-informed approach, over 20 cohorts of Professional Development Framework (PDF) training were held, and over 1,300 social workers and youth workers trained. This presentation will share the rationale and the design of the PDF training, as well as the evaluation findings and feedback from the participants.
|Fri, 24 May||428 How Resilience can Enhance Careers for Reentry Women Session|
#2.2.7Many mothers and single women quit stable jobs in order to take care of young kids and/or sick elders or family. A career break decreases family income, self-esteem, support by family members, contact with the changes in the business world, and ability to fulfill life goals. How can the Resilience Enhancement Workshop help these highly educated women return to work after a career break? Why are women willing to spend time and effort to complete a 4-day workshop? How does this unique program gain support from government and corporate HR? Striking a balance between career and family is not only a challenge for these women returners but also for all employees and employers.
|Fri, 24 May||427 Ready for Work and Life: How RMIT Vietnam’s Personal Edge program prepares graduates for success in an increasingly competitive jobs market. Session|
#2.2.9In 2014, the concept of an employability skills co-curricular program, “Personal Edge”, was proposed. The two drivers were graduate employment outcomes and the perception by key employers of the low ‘work capital’ and minimum ‘professional social maturity’ of graduates. Over the course of the past 5 years, Personal Edge has evolved into a quality experiential employability skills development program with students producing a digital portfolio upon completion of the program. We will share our insights, successes, challenges and vision of how the Personal Edge program and its mobile app drives student engagement in career development and employability outcomes.
|Fri, 24 May||Tea Break Break|
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|Fri, 24 May||431 Keynote: Careers in Complex Cultural Contexts: Facilitating Understanding through Systems Thinking; Closing and Invitation to Delhi Keynote|
#AB2 AuditoriumSystems thinking sounds complex, but we experience it in our daily lives through our participation in family, community, education, and work systems and through our use of applications such as computer systems and transport systems. Systems thinking takes an “individual in context perspective” (McMahon, Watson, & Patton, 2014, p. 30); career development is constructed in context. Systems thinking avoids over-simplifying individuals’ lives and careers. Individuals live in complex familial, social, historical, cultural, and geographic systems all of which influence their career development. To make sense of such complexity, individuals construct and tell stories of their experiences. Telling stories is fundamental to how individuals live their lives and construct their careers. The value of listening to clients’ stories has been increasingly emphasised in career development. Career practitioners may encourage clients to tell systems stories constructed by them at different times and in different contexts with a view to constructing a future career story. Based on the Systems Theory Framework of career development, this presentation considers systems thinking and its application to careers and career development work in complex cultural contexts.
|Fri, 24 May||Closing and Invitation to Delhi Closing Ceremony|
|Fri, 24 May||LOR Taskforce meeting |
|Fri, 24 May||441 PDI: Systems Thinking: Applications in Career Development Work Workshop|
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|Sat, 25 May||511 Mekong Delta Tour |
|Sat, 25 May||522 Water Puppet Show Dinner + Cocktail|
|Sat, 25 May||521 Vespa Foodie Tour Dinner + Cocktail|
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