Following on the publication of the Communique from the 2017 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy, here is a ICCDPP IS2017 Communique-implementation-template-final devised by Dr Tristram Hooley. This template lists all of the possible actions at national or regional or organisational levels that a country could undertake in order ... Read More
July 13, 2017John McCarthy
OCCUPATIONS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: NEPAL
Young people in Nepal face many challenges in making labour market and societal transitions, both of which are intertwined. Almost 70% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture, mainly family farming. School drop-out to support family livelihood occurs early in schooling. Emigration for work is very important in terms of ... Read More
April 23, 2017John McCarthy
A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR LIFELONG GUIDANCE: CROATIA
Did you ever wonder why a country might benefit from having a national strategy for career guidance and what a national strategy for lifelong guidance might look like? In general, most countries have subsystems of career guidance in the education, training and employment sectors, that often are not connected to each ... Read More
March 13, 2017John McCarthy
GERMANY: QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCES IN CAREER GUIDANCE
The German BeQu-Concept – now available in English "Quality development in career guidance and counselling is an essential issue in lifelong guidance policy and systems development. Very few countries have statutory or binding quality standards and compulsory requirements for the qualification and competences of guidance and counselling professionals. With the funding ... Read More
FULFILLING WORK: WHAT DO OLDER WORKERS VALUE ABOUT WORK AND WHY?
This post follows well on the last post entitled Changing Places! This Report, commissioned by the Centre for Better Ageing (UK) and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (Brighton), presents the workplace and job-related factors that make employment fulfilling for older workers, offering insights into both the attitudes of older ... Read More
CHANGING PLACES: MID-CAREER REVIEW AND INTERNAL MOBILITY
Why is there a growth in the percentage of older workers in the workforce in your country? New pension requirements? Skills shortages? Removal of age discrimination? All of the above? Other? Do you have policy responsibility and/or interest for the development and retention of older workers engaged in arduous work (work ... Read More
FORWARD LOOKING COOPERATION PROJECTS 2017: EU CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Key Action 3: Support for policy reform Erasmus+ -Key Action 3 - Initiatives for policy innovation Erasmus+ - Key Action 3 - European Policy Experimentations Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects Status Deadline Call reference Open 14/03/2017 - 12:00 (CET, Brussels time) EACEA/41/2016 The specific objectives of this call are: — to kick-start longer-term changes and field-test innovative solutions to challenges in the education ... Read More
January 21, 2017John McCarthy
THINKING ABOUT YOUR JOB: A SALARY RAISE? A JOB CHANGE? JOB SATISFACTION?
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy
The Future Labour Market: Report – where machines can replace people, and where they can’t (yet!)
Interested in the future of work and the labour market? Read this report from the McKinsey Quarterly http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/where-machines-could-replace-humans-and-where-they-cant-yet
December 22, 2016John McCarthy
COMMUNIQUE FROM THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY