Career guidance provision for adults has long been recognised as the weakest link in the chain in lifelong guidance careers services and systems in most countries. This is paradoxal as we spend most of our lives in adulthood, experiencing multiple transitions in work and life roles, and trying to balance ...
September 8, 2023John McCarthy
SKILLS IN LATIN AMERICA REPORT: OECD 2023 This interesting report highlights some of the challenges and opportunities facing governments and societies in several Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. Despite remarkable recent increases in enrollment, school completion, and educational attainment, these countries lag behind in skills development among both secondary school students ...
June 22, 2023John McCarthy
THE ROLE OF CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING EU REVIEW 2022 This CEDEFOP report maps the existing career guidance and counselling policies and practices supporting learners at risk and early leavers from vocational education and training in the 27 EU countries plus the UK. It analyses the key characteristics of these policies and practices, identifies ...
January 2, 2023John McCarthy
In July 1966, the European Commission issued a Recommendation on Career Guidance to the then 6 Member States which highlighted in its first article the importance of annual monitoring and evaluation of career guidance services for young people and adults at national level. Such evaluation was intended to provide an evidence base to support the development of ...
June 23, 2022John McCarthy
THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL BRING YOU TO the webinar page where you can register to participate in the webinar! https://www.ilo.org/skills/WCMS_768716/lang--en/index.htm
February 16, 2021John McCarthy
JOINT RESEARCH REPORT: ICCDPP, OECD, UNESCO, ILO, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF This report, recently published through CEDEFOP, captures changes in career guidance policies, systems and practices arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, as observed across 93 countries globally between the end of June and the beginning of August 2020.The research findings show that career ...
January 5, 2021John McCarthy
CEDEFOP has just launched a call for papers for a reference publication on the monitoring and evaluation of career guidance systems and services for adults, entitled ‘Towards European standards for monitoring and evaluation of lifelong guidance systems and services’ which can be downloaded here: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/2020_11_16_call_for_papers_cedefop_careersmonitoring.pdf Contributions will be used for developing a ...
December 14, 2020John McCarthy
TEENAGERS' CAREER ASPIRATIONS (2018) AND THE FUTURE OF WORK The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures the abilities of 15 year old school students to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to confront real-life challenges. Its results provide useful insights to governments in participating countries and ...
March 13, 2020John McCarthy
We are pleased to bring to your attention the four synthesis papers arising from the 33 country papers prepared for the 9th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy which will be held shortly in Tromso, Norway. They concern how policies and systems for career guidance support the public and ...
June 10, 2019John McCarthy
This 2004 review covered 7 countries: Chile, Russia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, and Turkey. The study sought to: to identify and describe the distinctive issues faced by developing and transition economies in forming effective policies in career guidance and counseling; to identify emerging examples of best practice, and suggest ...
November 13, 2017John McCarthy
Future European co-operation in the field of policies and systems for lifelong guidance and the use of ICT in guidance policies, systems and practices were some of the main concerns of the Estonian EU Presidency conference, held in Talliin at the end of September with an attendance in excess of ...
November 8, 2017John McCarthy
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 ...
February 27, 2017John McCarthy
This document summarises the experiences of four countries -Belgium, Norway, Germany, and Luxembourg- on how best to approach the challenges of integrating young people who are not in education, employment and training (NEETs). Each used variants of a FIND-MIND-BIND framework approach: early identification, establishing a trust relationship, and support to ...
October 14, 2016John McCarthy
This publication of the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, sets out the policy landscape and analysis for the variety of outreach guidance approaches used in the European Union. While the aim of the publication is to inquire into the feasibility of a Mutual Learning Programme on this theme ...
October 12, 2016John McCarthy
How to provide career guidance to the most marginalised on the labour market has long been a challenge to policies and systems for career guidance in many countries. This publication of the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, iccdpp-pes-practices-for-the-outreach-of-neets-report-2015 illustrates the work of the public employment services in European Union in ...
October 12, 2016John McCarthy
This Concept Note on Nordic perspectives on career competences and guidance (2014) was commissioned by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) in co-operation with the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN. It explores: what is meant by career management competences (in the Nordic language context it is more meaningful to talk of 'career ...
January 15, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP CAREER GUIDANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2011 The European Commission and the EU Member States have been working together since the 1990s to develop an entrepreneurial education and training agenda in Europe. It is widely acknowledged that new companies and entrepreneurs are important for innovation, job creation and economic development in Europe. However, traditional education ...
January 11, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP VALUING DIVERSITY 0914 en This recently published study (September 2014) by CEDEFOP looks at how EU countries support the economic integration of immigrants from third countries through the provision of careers information and guidance, enabling the immigrants to acquire career management skills (CMS). It examines this through the experiences of ...
October 15, 2014John McCarthy
While not an expert paper on career guidance information, this is an interesting informational article (2008) that compares the US and Japan in terms of challenges facing the economy and the workforce, challenges for particular work groups in certain economic sectors, and job seeking support systems including careers information. Read more
September 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs
This is a shortened version of a report on the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network from 2008-2010. It covers: career management skills, widening access to careers services, cooperation and coordination of stakeholders, quality assurance of services, and developing the evidence base for policies. The full report has ...
Ein Bericht über die Arbeit des Europäischen Netzwerks für eine Politik der lebensbegleitenden Beratung 2009–10 Inhalt Vorwort Danksagung 1 Überblick 2 ELGPN-Arbeitsprogramm 2009–10 3 Career Management Skills (WP1) 4 Erweiterung des Zugangs (WP2) 5 Mechanismen der Zusammenarbeit und Koordination (WP3) 6 Qualitätssicherung und Evidenz (WP4) 7 Beobachtung der EU-Politik (TG1) 8 EU-finanzierte Projekte: Synergien und Verbindungen mit Politik (TG2) 9 Evaluierung der ...
Ceci est la version abrégée du rapport (2008-10) préparé par le Réseau européen pour les politiques d’orientation tout au long de la vie (ELGPN), un réseau d’Etats membres ayant bénéficié de financements européens dans le cadre du programme d’apprentissage tout au long de la vie. Sommaire Avant-propos Remerciements 1 Vue d’ensemble 2 Programme de travail d’ELGPN 2009–10 3 ...
This Cedefop 2011 publication examines progress by EU Member States in implementing the priority action areas of the 2008 European Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance. These areas are: expanding access to careers services, the teaching and learning of career management skills, assuring the quality of career services, developing the evidence ...
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs
This is the full report of the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) 2009-10 in a very readable format as presented by the representatives of the EU Member States, and edited by Dr Vuorinen and Dr Watts. It describes the structures and processes of the ELGPN and ...
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs
Taking as its starting point the public demand for career guidance, this study by Helmut Zelloth of the European Training Foundation examines policy and practice of career guidance in 9 EU neighbouring countries: Montenegro, Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Egypt and Jordan through a comparative lense. It describes existing ...
July 16, 2009Tibor Kovacs
This Occasional Paper, prepared by Prof Ronald Sultana for iCeGS, UK, in 2008, assesses the dynamics of international policy learning (policy lending and policy borrowing), its possible motives, and key mechanisms by which transfers of learning take place. It raises questions regarding the value and limitations of deterritorialised policy exchange, ...
May 21, 2009Tibor Kovacs
Ce rapport, redigé par Prof Ronald Sultana pour le CEDEFOP en 2007/8, fait le bilan des progrés accomplis par les pays européens dans la mise en oeuvre des priorités définies par la résolution du Conseil Education de mai 2004 concernant l'orientation tout au long de la vie. Ces priorités sont: mettre ...
May 4, 2009Tibor Kovacs
In 2002 at the request of the European Commission, the ETF began information on policies for career guidance in 11 countries in the process of accession or who had candidate status to entry to the European Union. This is the first synthesis report produced by the ETF. The data collected focused ...
February 15, 2009Tibor Kovacs
An examination of policies for career guidance was one component of a European Union programme (MEDA-ETE) being implemented by the European Training Foundation to support education and training for employment in the Mediterranean region. It involved 10 Mediterranean countries. The research on career guidance policies produced country reports on which ...
February 15, 2009Tibor Kovacs
This report summarize the findings of seven case-studies of public policy in career guidance carried out in Chile, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. The objectives of this World Bank study were: to identify and describe the distinctive issues faced by developing and transition economies in forming effective ...
October 15, 2008Tibor Kovacs
This report is a review of the implementation of the EU Council Resolution on lifelong guidance (2004). Undertaken by Dr Ronald Sultana, the review examines progress in: the implementation of lifelong guidance systems broadening access to guidance strengthening quality assurance systems learning and career management strengthening structures for policy and systems development and presents good examples ...
September 30, 2008Tibor Kovacs
This report undertaken by NICEC researchers examines the public policy context in which workforce career development fits. It describes career practices of employers, trade unions, chambers of commerce, outplacement/coaching agencies, self-help and peer support, and specialised sources of information and expertise. It outlines the role of public policy and of ...
September 30, 2008Tibor Kovacs