Category: Academic and Market Research Reports


This is a summary report of the research that tested whether the provision of advice and guidance makes a difference over time to the work and learning outcomes of adults aged 20 years plus. Based on a telephone survey of 4000 information, advice and guidance recipients, it compared the outcomes ... Read More
May 4, 2009Tibor Kovacs


This study undertaken of guidance services in the autonomous region of Navarre in Spain consists of two parts: an analysis of local guidance provision and expectations a comparative overview of guidance provision in other European countries. Read more
August 6, 2008Tibor Kovacs


This is the first major report from the Pathways and Prospects research study about pathway and career-related experiences and perspectives of young people after leaving school. Undertaken by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, it investigates how young people make decisions about their careers and working life, including any ... Read More
May 6, 2008Tibor Kovacs


Labour market information is a very important resource for education and employment policy developers. It is equally important for careers information specialists and guidance practitioners as it is an essential ingredient of good careers information. This CEDEFOP publication presents – for the first time – a consistent and comprehensive medium-term ... Read More
April 4, 2008Tibor Kovacs


The role of career guidance in supporting continuing vocational training and formal adult learning has received little attention in both research and publications. The terms "career guidance" are rarely associated with such activity though elements of information, advice, guidance, and career counselling are integral parts of efficient investment in such ... Read More
October 17, 2007Tibor Kovacs


This well constructed study and report had several aims: To establish users' preferences for and usage of different careers information types and sources To catalogue existing careers information resources To assess both guidance practitioners' and the general public's knowledge of labour market information To determine the best means to reach different population target groups To make ... Read More
October 15, 2007Tibor Kovacs


This article is a summary of the first report of Future Track, a study of 130,000 higher education applicants in the UK in 2006. Commissioned by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, the study will track these applicants for the next 6 years and on through their early careers, including ... Read More
August 24, 2007Tibor Kovacs


This literature review undertaken (2005)for the Higher Education Careers Services Unit in the UK by the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick, examined career-related interventions and their impact on students' career related decisions, career learning and progression towards the labour market. Although there is substantial literature in the ... Read More
August 24, 2007Tibor Kovacs


The National Skills Bulletin 2006 was developed by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit of FAS, the National Training Authority in Ireland. It provides a snapshot of the current labour market situation in Ireland, referring to recent and current shortages where insufficiency of skills or labour existed within the ... Read More
April 23, 2007Tibor Kovacs


This report presents the results of the third and final stage of research commissioned by the New Zealand Department of Labour (DoL) to identify: the reasons for the non-participation in paid employment of those aged 45 years and over; the potential role of career information, advice and guidance (CIAG) in assisting that ... Read More
March 30, 2007Tibor Kovacs