Career experts travelled from all over south east Australia to attend an exclusively focused development workshop on the Harrison Career Assessment held at TAFE Queensland SkillsTech in Brisbane on Wednesday.
More than eighty attendees from group training organisations, career counsellors, community groups and employers turned out, eager to gain a sound understanding of the methodology and theories underpinning the Harrison Online Career Assessment Tool.
BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said he was delighted to support the career development workshop.
“The skills and knowledge acquired from this workshop will become very valuable assets for all attending career consultants. As with employers our Job Services consultants have many demands on their available time,” said Mr Miles.
“Harrison Online Career Assessment is a unique tool which uses a scientifically developed theory to connect the participant’s assessment answers to over 800 career occupations spanning across university, traineeship and apprenticeship qualifications.
“Having personalised assessments developed for each caseload, will provide a foundation for a meaningful consultation toward the jobseekers career pathway plan”.
The workshop was led by Chief Operating Officer of the Worldwide Center for Organizational Development and CEO of its North American operation Anne Sandberg. Apart from being an expert at developing and implementing organisational strategies and culture change, Anne also has over twenty five years’ experience in human resource management and holds a Bachelor in Experimental Psychology and a Masters in Industrial, Organisational Psychology.
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech General Manager, Mary Campbell said it is essential for careers advisors to use the latest technologies to ensure students are receiving individualised assessment for their future career paths.
Assessment tools, such as this, will certainly direct students to a vocation that is the right fit for them; this is what we all work towards.””
At our training organisation we deliver a 98% completion rate for our students, which confirms our trade and technical training is meeting industry needs.
And 93% of those students go onto a job or further study after completing, which further reflects the tailored approach we take to training the next generation of tradespeople.”
Participants were shown how to interpret the reports accurately and explain the various selection and coaching applications for using the range of assessments.
The reports provide a clearer understanding of a jobseekers ideal career occupation. This information can then be matched with suitable vacancies and the best fit for jobseekers and employers restoring the likelihood for completion of any apprenticeship or traineeship and job retention.
For further information on the Harrison Online Career Assessment, go to www.apprenticeshipcentral.com.au
Image Caption: More than eighty people attended the career assessment workshop led by Chief Operating Officer of the Worldwide Center for Organizational Development and CEO of its North American operation Anne Sandberg
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