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Phil Jarvis:  Education Reimaginer

Phil invented CHOICES, an online career exploration and planning system adopted by most secondary and postsecondary schools in Canada and thousands more in the U.S. and beyond. He has led national and international career development projects, including Canada Career Information Partnership, Canada Prospects, Canada WorkinfoNET (CanWIN), The Real Game Series, the Blueprint for Lifework Designs, and others that have benefited tens of millions of students globally (See PROJECTS)
As a board or committee member with the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance, the National Career Development Association, the Association of Career and Technical Education, Transitions Canada Coalition, Canadian Council for Career Development, and many regional associations his voice has been influential in the evolution of the career development sector.
Phil has delivered countless presentations internationally, and he has written over 100 articles, book chapters, and facilitators manuals for career development professionals. He has participated in over 80 World Bank missions to assist countries in developing career development infrastructure. He has personally trained over 10,000 career development professionals. Phil believes, passionately, that helping youth find their WHY (purpose) and, through personalized, real-world, experiential learning, acquire the competencies and character they will need for lifelong success and happiness must be job 1 for education!

These days he is focused on:

  • Co-hosting HIEC's Parents as Career Coaches Podcast Throughout my career educators have have lamented the difficulty of getting parents engaged in their children's education and career development. With inspiring and engaging guests and free online resources we are providing parents the motivation and practical tools to become more engaged with their children in purposeful career and life planning.

  • As an Upschool Global Ambassador, promoting's amazing free resources for teachers and students, especially Write a Book to Change the World and Be the Change.

  • Developing Career Callings, a new online platform to help youth and adults explore how they can contribute to making the world better - i.e., find their purpose - using the UN Global Goals for creating a healthier, happier, fairer, and more sustainable world.

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