I take great pleasure in announcing that the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD), the official journal of SACDA, has published its first article on 13 June 2019.
A life-design related career development intervention for working adults in the manufacturing, engineering, and related sectors
by Chris Beukes and Nicola Taylor
This study examined the potential usefulness of a life-design related career development intervention to enhance the career adaptability of working adults in a business sector most likely to be disrupted by technology and robotics. Participants were employed at a manufacturing workshop in a South African correctional centre. A mixed-methods intervention study design was implemented.
Participants completed a number of career-based assessments during the intervention. The results indicated that the participants were well prepared to face the career challenges presented by Industry 4.0 and that the intervention shows promise in improving career adaptability in working adults. More longitudinal research with diverse participants is needed.
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