OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Choosing a career can be confusing and
overwhelming. High school students now have a new online career tool to
help them decide. Engineers Canada's Career Focus provides students
with a predictor of success in an engineering profession.
"As baby boomers retire over the next 10 to 15 years, today's youth will
become the strength of the engineering profession and the Canadian
economy," said Engineers Canada Chief Executive Officer Kim Allen, FEC,
P.Eng. "Post-secondary education is a major investment, financial and
time, for both parents and students. This is an opportunity to invest
in the right education and career choice by making sure the appropriate
decisions are made early."
High school students who have taken the Career Focus assessment describe
excellent results. Seventeen year old student Tyler was amazed to see
how the questions he answered were able to provide such a true picture
of himself. "I learned important aspects relating to my qualities."
According to Statistics Canada, the average cost in 2013 of a single year's undergraduate engineering
tuition was over $6,500. To ensure the decision of what to study in
university is not taken lightly, Engineers Canada's Career Focus is
powered by the Pathfinder Career System - an advanced tool that
analyzes what students love to do and how they do it. It is the only
tool designed from the outset to predict the likely fit between a
student and a career in engineering.
Pathfinder Career System provides participants with a report that
identifies strengths and areas for improvement to succeed in a career
that fits their personality. It looks at 85 separate and distinct
traits that shape a person. It is the only career tool that provides a
single overall Predictor of Performance.
Career Focus is the flagship offering in a series of career oriented
services to be developed by Engineers Canada, and can be found at http://careerfocus.engineerscanada.ca
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 associations
that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the
country's more than 260,000 members of the engineering profession.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
For further information:
William Meyer,Manager, Communications
613-232-2474, ext. 249