ERIC Number: ED461814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Preparing Globally Minded Students and Employees. NATCON Papers, 2000.
The changing world of work requires an evaluation of the ways of thinking about career development and the ways of preparing people for future roles. Canada's participation in a global economy is a reality that must be recognized and translated into career-planning strategies. There are three major global trends that career practitioners must be aware of: the increasingly technological world, the increasingly borderless world, and the increasingly polarized world. Competencies that workers need in order to be successful in the global marketplace are discussed as well as the barriers to their success. In order for career practitioners and workers to be globally minded, they need the following: access to information about the impact of global trends; assistance in seeing themselves as global workers; opportunities for international travel and study; knowledge about cross-cultural competencies; and role models. Both individual and organizational efforts are needed to prepare students and employees for future work roles. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Job Training, Organizational Objectives, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada