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Uploaded by Ryan Lam in Markham
Region: York Region District School Board      Category: Social Enterprise
School Name: Unionville High School

With the number of high school guidance counselors decreasing, students aren't getting the proper career guidance and education they need. CareerDex is a not-for-profit free online platform which educates teenagers and young adults about career choices and provides them with the career guidance they need.


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47% of Canadians don’t like their jobs, 68% were disengaged with work, and only 13% were passionate about their career. This problem stems from the fact that students and young adults don’t get the proper career guidance they need... And what’s even worse, is that the average student to guidance counselor ratio in Ontario high schools is 396 to 1, with 10% of Ontario high schools with an average ratio of 826 to 1. With an overwhelming demand for guidance counselors and a lack of career education, my business idea to resolve this issue is CareerDex. CareerDex is a not-for-profit free online platform which educates teenagers and young adults about career choices and provides career guidance. Users will sign up and create a profile by answering a few questions related to their work style, qualifications, personality, and interests. We will then use an algorithm to help users find suitable career paths based on their profile. We’ll also provide personalized career paths and link resources to help the user advance in their desired career. We’ll be using machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze different careers from various sources to curate career information for our website. Our revenue will come from doing affiliate marketing with ticketing services and online learning platforms. We will recommend suitable events and courses to our users and get a small commission from the transactions. Although our website can be used by anyone, we prioritize the future workforce, thus our main audience will be high school and university students. The workforce is constantly evolving. The advancement of the future greatly depends on our students. For the next generation to succeed, they must receive proper career guidance and education. CareerDex strives to help students discover and understand opportunities in the workforce. It’s time to enlighten our students. Vote for me, and let’s make this a reality.


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