Career Services for Youth

For anyone trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up, one career choice can be really overwhelming.

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We start with a two hour session and ask that the youth return each year to update the plan and reflect on their experiences and how that might affect the career plan.

We have found it very helpful to set up a career plan that involves numerous career paths.  The career plan involves focusing a career cluster on a set of transferable skills and building on that set to develop ideas for potential jobs, potential employers, and the education/training/certificates necessary to do that work.

Experience Working with Youth

Career Educator for Blade Runners, Nanaimo Youth Services

We created and facilitated 21-hour workshops on writing resumes & cover letters and on interviewing skills for high risk youth, who were out of school and attempting to enter the workforce in trades and construction.  Workshops were hands-on and every participant finished with an individualized resume, sample cover letter, and practiced interview responses

Karae White facilitated an employability skills workshop for our group of twelve “at risk” youth. She was engaging, comfortable and focused. In turn, youth were at ease, inspired and accomplished their goals.

Kim Dawn Comox Valley Blade Runners, Program Coordinator

Youth Career Educator for Comox Military Family Resource Centre

We developed and facilitated this 16-hour workshop on career development for youth.  The workshop included identifying individual talents, resume writing, job search techniques, and informational interviews.  A unique aspect of the program involved employers coming in to practice interviews with the youth and from that some were hired on the spot.

Karae has facilitated several workshops under my direction with the Comox MFRC Quality of Life / Employment & Education Services Programs. I have found Karae to be a very organized, professional, enthusiastic, self-motivated and personable individual who is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of education and career options.

Debi Genereux Program Coordinator