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This webinar is under the “Be Updated” webinar track, as part of the APCDA Programs Committee’s 4 webinar track series –

  • Be Updated – International and emerging career practices
  • Be Informed – Private sector and industry developments
  • Be Inspired – Stories of resilience, inspiration, innovation in career practices
  • Be Awakened – Global mindset, trends and issues

Sustaining Career Development: Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Dr. Candy Ho

Inspired by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a university career transition course introduced the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum. A natural fit between career education and the UN SDGs was discovered as students pondered three big questions: 

What is the world that I want to live in? 

What do I see are the global problems or opportunities that need our attention? 

What are my talents and experiences that may help address these problems and, in turn, improve the condition of our world?

Similarly, these questions can be – and ought to be – considered when developing programs and honing practices. Incorporating the SDGs, our work can inspire clients to assess their professional aspirations and how these aspirations can be grounded on a broader goal(s) that promotes a sustainable future for our local and global communities. This, in turn, further amplifies the impact of our work by ultimately helping clients realize their mission and purpose.

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Dr. Candy Ho, EdD CDP, is an educator and scholar specializing in teaching university transition courses; the latter explains why she weaves career development theories into all aspects of her life. In addition to educating the next generation of CDPs in Douglas College, she holds a dual appointment as the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley and as Faculty, Educational Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Candy has also worked extensively in university student affairs in first-year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, and academic advising. Finally, Candy currently serves as Vice-Chair of CERIC. This Canadian charitable organization advances education and research in career counseling and career development to increase Canadians' economic and social well-being.

In attending this webinar, APCDA Professional Members can fulfil the following APCDA Career Service Competencies: Labor Market Information. Read here for more information about APCDA Career Service Competencies.

Be Awakened – Global mindset, trends and issues

This webinar covers emerging strategies for innovative workforce programs. Pilot City’s presentation includes a dynamic, interactive panel discussion with student program alumni, teachers, industry representatives, and parents. Training a highly competitive entry-level workforce now requires career experiences in upper-middle and high school. Students prepared for relevant work experiences before college or vocational training understand the importance of work attitudes and needed skills. Today, more high school students are encouraged to show industry-related certificates in skills such as computer coding, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), User Interface Xperience (UIX), and all forms of social media.

Career professionals learn to shift from resumes to other platforms for the emerging workforce. PilotCity covers the best practices of industry projects, allowing high school students unique industry internships. Based on thousands of post-internship surveys, the benefits of workplace training and digital internships include teachers and employers using asynchronous interviews and informal applications.

Career professionals and counselors can relate the project-based learning (PBL) approach of internships and similarities to government work-based learning (WBL) programs designed for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals. High school students get an edge for their future jobs and careers. Their testament to confidence-building experience shows the benefit of PilotCity strategies for all residents, companies, and communities.


In attending this webinar, APCDA Professional Members can fulfil the following APCDA Career Service Competencies: Technology in Career Services, Event / Project / Program Delivery. Read here for more information about APCDA Career Service Competencies.

Derick Lee, PilotCity - CEO & Founder, is prototyping cities of the future.  He provides innovation engines powered by education in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Vision. Derick Lee is the founder of PilotCity, a local community-based organization in San Leandro, California, designing an engine for innovation for small-to-medium-sized cities. His work centers around creating cross-sector programs in the East Bay of San Francisco that propel our towns, cities, and communities into the future. Most notably, the company is known for its regional work-based learning program where students “build projects to win internships” with employers.

Definition. A PilotCity thrives on the edge of innovation. It is a city free and open to experimentation and evolution by piloting cutting-edge projects and ideas. It requires a committed community of connected citizens building a more intelligent city for their local ecosystems.

Leadership. Derick serves as Co-Chair of the NIST Education SuperCluster of the US Department of Commerce's federal Smart City Initiative – the Global City Teams Challenge. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Alameda County Office of Education's Succeed Team in the Alignment Bay Area Initiative.

Recognition. PilotCity is also a 2018 East Bay Innovation Awardee by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance; a 2019 State of California Assemblymember Rob Bonta of 18th Assembly District Impact in Education Awardee; and has received a variety of Mayoral, City Council, and Chamber Awards for his work in his hometown of San Leandro, California.

Work Style: Happenstance. “I tell people, “I met the right people, at the right time, at the right place because I forgot my glasses one day."

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Emerging e-Sports: Gaming, Media and Content Careers

Muhammad Farouq Abdul Patah (aka Flava)

Recorded October 27, 2021

Do you know the difference between e-sports and e-games? Don’t worry – neither do we.

Join us this 28th Oct to learn more about the emerging e-sports industry and the vast array of careers within the industry. Equip yourself with the latest development so that you may be able to share the knowledge with your students, clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries. Or to impress your friends and colleagues with your sudden wisdom during your next conversation with them.

We will trace the evolution of the industry, share fascinating facts and figures, explore the various careers and share advice for those who are interested to break, and make their mark in the industry.

We guarantee that you will walk-away with a little bit more knowledge about the world of e-sports after the webinar. Or at the very least know the difference between e-sports and e-games. See you there!  

Fees:      Cost for residents of high-income countries: $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 students;  Cost for residents of other countries: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $7.50 students

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In attending this webinar, APCDA Professional Members can fulfil the following APCDA Career Service Competencies: Labour Market Information. Read here for more information about APCDA Career Service Competencies.

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Challenging Ageism: Global Perspectives on Community and Workforce

By Dr. Jennifer Luke
Careers Educator and Researcher at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Recorded on September 22, 2021

The world’s population is becoming older, due to lower birth rates and advancing medical and health wellness across many nations. By 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double. How should society, mindsets, and worldviews change so that career practitioners, employers, and communities better adjust services, policies, technology, and support for their older community members and workers? Understanding the worldviews, challenges, assumptions, mindsets, and cultural differences towards elders is vital.

Retaining knowledge within the workforce is essential and so it is important to highlight to employers how older workers can be valuable trainers and mentors. Older community members and those within the workforce are not burdens, they are valuable contributors with experience and knowledge to give.

This webinar will cover examples of how various countries deliver on age-friendly initiatives. Case studies, global statistics and trend data relating to ageism will also be discussed. Participants will gain the understanding of the individual motivations and needs of an older worker.

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