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Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments, school boards, research institutes, professional associations and educational and other organizations throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.
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- Conduct research, produce reports and administer education policies and programs
- Evaluate curriculum programs and recommend improvements
- Develop the structure, content and objectives of new programs
- Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of education policies and programs
- Provide ongoing professional development, training and consultative services to teachers and other professionals throughout the public and private sector
- Develop teaching materials and other resources for program delivery
- Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia
- May supervise the work of other education policy researchers, consultants or program officers
- May administer specialized testing and assessment programs.
Outlook & Prospects for Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-15|
Currently the chances of qualified Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Any opportunities tend to be contract work that originates from a government funded department or agency and this employment is often short term.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- Training and flight-simulator company Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. of St.John¿s, NL has bought out Atlantis Systems Corp. of Dartmouth. Bluedrop will move from about 120 to 200 employees in Nova Scotia, and they will work out of the company¿s development centre in Bayers Lake. Any job losses will be at the corporate level.
- Virtual-training developer Bluedrop Performance Learning, based in St. John¿s, N.L. with offices in the Halifax area, will see its entrepreneurship program for women piloted in business centres across the United States
- While the Halifax area will see 20 new positions for the 2013-14 school year, other areas will experience cuts. Ten of the additions in Halifax will be for education program assistants.
- Sandler Training Halifax, a distance training business, has a new arrangement with its corporate headquarters that will allow the company to broaden its market and eventually add staff
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