Proposal for a New Career Exploration Program for Service Canada

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Proposal for a New Career Exploration Program for Service Canada
This proposal is for a new career exploration program for Service Canada office of Cornwall, Ontario. It will examine the use of four standardized assessments in career counseling, then select and budget relevant assessments and resource material. The anticipated client group includes: unemployment recipients (70% recently unemployed due to downsizing), average age is 30-40, 60% female, 20% First Nations, 20% professional immigrants, and an English and French population.
To get a fuller understanding of an individual undergoing career counselling, there are four main groups of the psychometric assessments to consider performing, that would be helpful to assisting the
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The Jackson Vocational Interest Survey (JVIS) is a complete, precise, gender-fair assessment that identifies which educational and vocation disciplines would be best suited for the person, based on their distinguishing array of interests. It is well suited for people contemplating a mid-life change. The JVIS measures occupation function such as, commerce, and occupation environment preferences such as, work stability. The JVIS manual indicates that it demonstrates strong reliability and validity. The JVIS is available in English, French and Spanish, takes 45 minutes to administer, requires an A qualification level, is available in hand-scoring, internet scoring, mail-in scoring or on a stand alone windows-based PC form, can be interpreted for the individual and available norms are of men and women, from Canadian and US data (http://sigmaassessmentsystems.com/assessments/jvis.asp).
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is helpful for acquiring a comprehension of favoured vocations, job environments, interactions and conflict resolution approach. It helps in understanding the distinctions of other people and bringing to light fresh ways to work and communicate with others. The MBTI gives the person their reported type,

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