Introduce Careers NZ, the government’s career support agencyThank you for the invitation todayWe have been working with the Auckland Council on creating a career capable cityOur vision is that Auckland will be a career capable city, a place where our people can realise their potentialSo that they can lead fulfilled lives and make the best contribution to our economyMaking Auckland a prosperous city
Capable Auckland is a forum created by Careers New ZealandIt draws together people from across education, employers, industry groups and those interestedRegular forum to discuss careers and educationCurrently we have 200 people in our newtwork and 100 on an online Linkedin discussion groupSubmissions to Auckland plan and Economic Development PlanCorporate & third sector interest
It is very clear that there are some big issues for us in Auckland to work onThree in particularBetter transitions for our young people, from school through study and learning to workBetter information flows from industry and employers to schools and tertiary institutionsBetter understanding in the population about the needs of the economy, better use of the labour market information
Career development is a new paradigm in career thinkingIts about proving the people with a new 21st century literacyA modern literacy that allows people to navigate and manage themselves through their career journeyIts thinking that shifts us away from career advice ( where people are told what work to do)We are moving from providing people with a map, to giving them a compass
Its our premise that where people better understand their own learning needs have career plans tailored to themselvesThat they are articulate about these needsThat they will become more engaged in their learning and select appropriate courses, and achieve moreAnd that they will continue to see the need to upskill and develop themselves as they progress through their working lives
Most importantly its about allowing people and their families to have personal agency, that they actThat they are able to navigate the changing nature of workThat’s why we think it’s a critical 21st century competency
Not only is a critical competency, we think that its got an economic impact.Critical thinkers around the world are identifying that talent management and supporting careers is a critical component of successful economies
Quote is from Tony Watts United KingdomCareer development has the potential to significantly contribute to the economic growth of our cityThat’s why we are working on two projects that we think will make a contribution to your economic growth agendaAuckland Plan, Economic Development plan, Southern InitiativeThe first is the Auckland Careers blueprintIts been based on a model from New YorkIt sets out what we need to take into account, how we will achieve that 21st century literacyThis project is being supported by one of New Zealand’s major corporates Fuji Xerox
Individuals in schools are – Learning to think about their interests, skills and abilities and explore a wide range of career options that will fulfil their potential, developing work place knowledge through work experience, part time work and Gateway etc Individuals in tertiary studyDeveloping the technical and life skills required to enter into a chosen career path, while understanding this is one path out of many potential careers/while developing a strong understanding of the transferability of their skills across various career pathways. Also learning about industries of choice through networking, work experience, attending professional associations, volunteering, part time work.Individuals outside of employment arepreparing for employment through learning about their potential, building up their skills and exploring their interests and abilities through voluntary work, work experience and mentoring.Individuals in employment are:-purposeful in their understanding of their role within their industry, acknowledging the skills and knowledge they have developed and capable of seeing clear pathways offering further options, depending on the skills and knowledge they continue to build upon.
Schools and IndustryParticipating in Gateway and making connections with schools to provide real work place experiencesTaking on interns, providing bonded scholarships, offering part time workRecognising the importance of nurturing and mentoring young people within their workplace, understanding they will need more support than adultsMigrants and RefugeesAcknowledging the importance of nurturing and mentoring of migrants, refugees and people with disabilities and recognizing the need to be culturally aware and knowledgeable of the backgrounds of people from outside NZ and how those backgrounds may impact on their initial approaches to the workplaceMaori and Pasifika communitiesEncouraging Maori and Pasifika people to participate and feel wanted and recognize their capabilities….. Developing strong career development programmes within their organizations that include upskilling of senior management in career management planning
Its not just us at Careers New Zealand that is thinking about this,A recent McKinsey report highlights the need for economies to focus on this work
Our second project is to develop a one stop shop website for job seekersNo its not about moving people to Christchurch!It’s a practical step to assistBased on Canterbury Careershttp://canterbury.careers.govt.nz/www.auckland.careers.govt.nzBrings together jobs in demand, training, and careers databaseUsing feedback from employers, Department of Labour
Economic Forum Auckland Council May 2012 Career Capable Auckland Dale Bailey Final
A career capable Auckland Presentation to Economic Forum Auckland Council 9 May 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about the workforce and economy of tomorrow.
Inspiring the ongoing growthand vitality of Aucklandseconomy through the careerdevelopment of its citizenry.
More engaged in education andwork, through having a deeper knowledge about themselves.
… the ability of Auckland’s population to upskill themselves and develop meaningful, profitable careers …
Without meaningfully employed citizens, a city will not grow.
Careers Blueprint for AucklandTony Watts: (2011) “Career development is integral to effective human resource development and skills and strategies:i.e. to harnessing individual talents and motivations to the benefit of the economy and the wider society.”
A career capable cityIndividuals in schools, in tertiary study. People outside and in employment.
A career capable cityConnecting schools and industry. Providing work opportunities. Considering migrants and encouraging diversity.
”“Economies will succeed in the strength aquality of their human capital. Thereforeeducation, workforce training and winninthe global war for talent must be seen aseconomic priorities.”McKinsey Global Institute March 2012