This project was funded by the Policy Research Branch of HRSDC, this study was done with 164 clients receiving services in employment offices in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Clients were followed for a four month period and measures were taken on knowledge and skills acquired, confidence in one’s ability to self manage their careers and optimism about one’s career future.
A second study completed with francophone clients in New Brunswick by principal researcher Dr. Reginald Savard, Université de Sherbrooke and member of the CRWG/GDRC was conducted. While the francophone results parallel in most ways the Anglophone results, there are some differences which are thought provoking, notably the strongest progress made by Assisted Career Decision Making clients among the four groups and the much more frequent mention of preferring to work with a career practitioner rather than independently.
All the reports of both studies have been published. A bilingual PowerPoint presentation summarizing the results is also available.