Benefits of Hands-On Learning

backpackThere’s been a huge shift in the labour market. It’s likely no different from what the agricultural sector experienced years ago when youth stopped gravitating towards those jobs and turned to the retail/hospitality sector which were closer to home, and not as physically demanding. Patterns are emerging, however, in the labour market where there doesn’t seem to be many youth who want or are available to work general labour and customer service type jobs.

Who claims responsibility for this shift? Are we not allowing our children the opportunity of experience life hands-on? Are current parents cocooning our young people in an effort to protect them from making mistakes? Some say they would rather their kids focus on education, but how can one understand what they are actually good at without hands-on experiential learning? Continue Reading

Move Forward and Embrace New Challenges

cliffCareer momentum and continual learning are two common themes that I hear often. For many, myself included, there is the idea that success in any career is equated with the notion that if you work hard and do your best, the rewards will pay off. The reality is when we compete for success we have a tendency to compare our own skills to that of others. I believe that this is one of the motivating factors for many to integrate continued learning as part of their platform for long term career success.   Continue Reading