Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET)
In 2013, CAMET engaged CCDF to conduct an Environmental Scan of current career education strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across the Atlantic Provinces. Based on this and a review of Canadian and international best practices, a series of recommendations were endorsed by the Atlantic Ministers, the first of which was to develop and publish a policy framework to underpin the implementation of those key recommendations. In 2014, CCDF worked with CAMET to develop Future in Focus, an Atlantic Career Development Framework for Public Education: 2015-2020 (released June 2015). The scope of this work was limited to the role of public education in strengthening student transitions. At the time, the CAMET Working Group and CCDF noted that a natural next step would be an extension of this work to focus specifically on strengthening post-secondary transitions.
This project extends Future in Focus by examining current strengths and gaps in the systems supporting public to post-secondary transitions. Based on existing Atlantic assets and opportunities and national/international best practice, clear and concrete recommendations to strengthen post-secondary uptake, retention and successful student transition beyond post-secondary to the labour market were articulated.