ABOUT THE CHALLENGE PROGRAM
The world is full of challenges. Which ones will your teen solve as they build their careers?
The Challenge Program is a self-guided, interactive course designed to help young people discover new ways of looking at themselves and their future. By flipping the traditional approach to career development, the Challenge Program helps young people focus on real-world challenges, not job titles.
The program brings together a curated selection of the best inspirational and informative content, exercises, and resources to help students navigate the journey. Through videos, quizzes, self-guided study, journaling, and one-on-one coaching sessions, your teen will learn:
- How to design a satisfying career
- How to identify their values, interests, and strengths
- How to research and explore the world of work
- How to discover the right education program
- How to take those critical next steps towards success
At the end of the process, your teen will feel confident about their choices and inspired by the impact their unique talents can make on the world.
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge mindset and the founder of SparkPath, the company behind the Challenge Cards. There are over 20,000 decks of Challenge Cards in use around the world that help students find inspiring challenges to solve, instead of job titles to fit into. JP holds a masters degree in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Manchester and a degree in psychology from the University of Ottawa. He is also recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada.
JP Michel est le fondateur d’Étincelle, une entreprise qui transforme la façon dont les jeunes découvrent leur parcours de carrière à l’aide de programmes, d’accompagnement et d’outils d’exploration de carrière qui sont utilisés dans des écoles secondaires et des institutions d’enseignement supérieur partout en Amérique du Nord.Il est un professionnel du développement de carrière et un conférencier qui est très présent dans les médias et participe fréquemment à des congrès.
StartWelcome to the start of an extraordinary career (ideas and inspiration)
StartWhat is a career for?
StartSet your guiding principles (reading and structured journaling)
StartUnderstand the impact you can make in your career (video inspiration) (1:42)
StartShould I follow my passion? (reading and structured journaling)
StartHow can I use passion when creating my career? (reading and structured journaling)
StartSeize your opportunity (ideas and inspiration)
StartDiscover the person you want to be (ideas and inspiration)
StartBecome grounded through self-knowledge (video inspiration and quiz) (5:23)
StartExplore the importance of values (reading and structured journaling)
StartChoose your values (worksheet exercise and structured journaling)
StartDiscover your strengths (reading, strengths survey and structured journaling)
StartIdentify your interests (reading and quiz)
StartBuild your creative profile (creative types test and structured journaling)
StartVisualize your future self (creative exercise)
StartSee why the world of work needs you (ideas and inspiration)
StartBecome a challenge researcher (video and Challenge Cards exercise) (2:21)
StartResearch companies that work on your challenge (research exercise)
StartFind interesting people solving those challenges (research exercise)
StartResearch their educational background (video and research exercise)
Frequently Asked Questions
"You helped her identify how she wants to contribute to the world.She has a better sense of hope for the future, pride in her accomplishments and self confidence."
-Mike Courneya, parent
"I've learned so much about myself and I'm excited to see where it takes me in the future."
-Cameron Wissing, student
“This was the best investment we ever made for them.”
-Lisa Desroches, parent
"This experience will no doubt serve our son well for a lifetime."
- Glen Orsak, parent