Description: A study funded by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counseling has shown that educators can begin reaching out to children as young as those in grade 5 with career choices. The Career Trek program, in partnership with two Manitoba universities, began introducing students to career information in grade 5. Then it follows up with students in grade 9 or 10, to see if they still have the same interests. If so, the program might take the student’s interest a little further. For example, if they had expressed an interest in being a veterinarian in both grades 5 and 9, perhaps it would be time to organize a visit to a vet’s shop.
Date: March 18, 2016
1) What’s your opinion of the Career Trek program?
2) When did you first develop an interest in an accounting career?
3) What strategies could the accounting profession develop to help students with career choices?