Educators and Trainers


Course and workshop resources developed by industry to help you prepare the emerging workforce.

The Art of Managing Your Career

(For universities, colleges, professional associations, guilds, unions, artist-run centres and networks)

The Art of Managing Your Career, a guide for emerging self-employed artists with discipline-specific enhancements, has accompanying teaching resources which include a Teacher's Guide for high school level; Artist as Entrepreneur, a Grade 11 college preparation course; and Course Modules, designed for teachers at the college and university level, a Workshop for Aboriginal Artists; and Workshops for Nunavut Artists.

Much of the course work I teach involves career guidance and exploration. I am interested in getting the teaching resource for the Course Modules of The Art of Managing Your Career. I want to make sure my students are prepared for any career path they choose; this seems like it would be a great addition to my course materials. – Ellyse Schultz, High School Teacher, Saskatchewan

Careers in Culture

Exploring careers in the cultural sector– a reality check

Careers in Culture web pages explore careers in the cultural sector - a reality check that leads you and your students through what they need to know and what they need to do for a career in arts and culture. Lights up! is the accompanying teaching resource.

These rich and thoughtful resources are designed to show the many and diverse possibilities for a career in the arts and culture. At the same time they provide a reality check about work as a Canadian artist or cultural worker which is both demanding and highly rewarding. – Susan Annis, CHRC Executive Director


Competency Charts and Profiles

Competency Charts and Profiles can be useful in providing a broad and comprehensive view of the skills needed to be successful in a particular job in the cultural sector. The trainer/educator can use the Competency Charts and Profiles for assessment purposes, and to identify the competencies/skills which may be lacking in an individual that could be included in a training/career development programme.

See Linking Competencies to Curriculum and Course Content: A guide for educators and trainers - designed to help educators and trainers to develop courses and curricula from the charts and profiles.

I have requested 40 copies of the "Chart of Competencies for Magazine Publishing." This will help initiate the process and guide the students through the application of the appropriate terminology. – Glenn Ruhl, Mount Royal University, Calgary


Training Gaps Analyses provide valuable information for educators on training needs assessments and recommendations for filling training gaps identified by employers and workers in the sector.

Find a Training Gaps Analysis in your discipline



Course content addresses specific industry needs - identified, written and validated by industry experts.