Vocational Counselling and Placement Services
The goal of vocational counselling is to identify suitable career options based on your preferences and interests, aptitude for training, hobbies, and your work and transferable skills (if applicable).
A vocational counselling session begins with a one-on-one interview with a vocational counsellor to gather information about your work and education history, social history and other information that may be useful to the career exploration process. After the completion of career assessment inventories the counsellor reviews the results with you and potential occupations are identified and discussed. During the session, you will explore the availability of your chosen occupations in the BC labour market at present time and sustainability over the long term, potential wages, training/education needed to access the occupations, and your suitability to the physical, psychological and cognitive demands of the occupations. At the conclusion of the session, you are provided with the career assessment reports and a list of occupations for further consideration and independent investigation.
Should you need more support, Vocational Solutions can assist with setting up informational interviews and job shadowing opportunities with individuals already employed in your chosen job field. We can also assist with researching education and training options, either long programs with diploma and degree outcomes or shorter training programs for skill acquisition such as bookkeeping and computer courses. When you are ready to enter the workforce, we can assist with resume and cover letter preparation, job searches and interview preparation/coaching.
Work is not limited to paid employment. For some individuals, a volunteer placement may be an excellent way to gain valuable on-the-job experience and transferable skills to build a resume and work history or as a step to future paid employment. Our experienced vocational team is connected to various agencies throughout the lower mainland with exciting volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about the advantages of working with our vocational rehabilitation professionals.