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Wolfville’s Clarence DeSchiffart is recognized nationally for career counselling

NSCC career counsellor Clarence DeSchiffart
NSCC career counsellor Clarence DeSchiffart

WOLFVILLE NS - Clarence DeSchiffart, who lives in the Wolfville area, received a national award Jan. 24 in the field of career counselling.

He and his colleague of 29 years, Laurie Edwards, together received this year’s Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development.

The two NSCC staff members were recognized by

the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) during a special reception at CANNEXUS, an annual National Career Development Conference in Ottawa.

DeSchiffart, NSCC’s Coordinator of Career Development and Essential Skill Services, and Edwards pioneered a website called Career in Gear and have taught many courses in Parents as Career Coaches.

DeSchiffart and Edwards, who’ve worked together for close to 30 years, hoped to generate an attractive site when they conceived of the idea in 2012. They wanted a web-based product to replicate in-person experience because it can reach more individuals.

Career in Gear aids Nova Scotians identify what they might like to do in their life. The site has links that takes career seekers to available resources in Nova Scotia, such as Careers Nova Scotia and Essential Skills.

According to the CCDF, Career in Gear now boasts almost 7,000 users. The citation noted that “Parents as Career Coaches delivered to countless parents both in Nova Scotia and other Canadian provinces, your key role is establishing the Nova Scotia Career Development Association, more recently the Canadian Council for Career Development as well as contributing internationally.”

The foundation stated that the list of their “accomplishments is long and extremely impressive. It is a pleasure for CCDF to recognize and honour you.”

 

 

He and his colleague of 29 years, Laurie Edwards, together received this year’s Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development.

The two NSCC staff members were recognized by

the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) during a special reception at CANNEXUS, an annual National Career Development Conference in Ottawa.

DeSchiffart, NSCC’s Coordinator of Career Development and Essential Skill Services, and Edwards pioneered a website called Career in Gear and have taught many courses in Parents as Career Coaches.

DeSchiffart and Edwards, who’ve worked together for close to 30 years, hoped to generate an attractive site when they conceived of the idea in 2012. They wanted a web-based product to replicate in-person experience because it can reach more individuals.

Career in Gear aids Nova Scotians identify what they might like to do in their life. The site has links that takes career seekers to available resources in Nova Scotia, such as Careers Nova Scotia and Essential Skills.

According to the CCDF, Career in Gear now boasts almost 7,000 users. The citation noted that “Parents as Career Coaches delivered to countless parents both in Nova Scotia and other Canadian provinces, your key role is establishing the Nova Scotia Career Development Association, more recently the Canadian Council for Career Development as well as contributing internationally.”

The foundation stated that the list of their “accomplishments is long and extremely impressive. It is a pleasure for CCDF to recognize and honour you.”

 

 

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