In 2009, CEDEFOP undertook landmark research Professionalising Career Guidance into the roles of career practitioners in EU Member States and into their initial and continuing training and qualifications. Based on the research findings, CEDEFOP proposed a competence framework for career practitioners while recognising that career practitioner roles were not homogenous between ...
June 24, 2022John McCarthy
The conference organisers are inviting submissions – by 14 July 2021 - from practitioners and researchers on how schools and communities can best prepare young people to succeed in work.For further details, please see the Call for Papers for practitioners and researchers.To submit a practice paper, sign up here and for submitting a research paper, please sign up here.Proposals ...
June 12, 2021John McCarthy
BACK TO BASICS There has been lots of discussion over recent years about the relevance of different job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions. Some of this has spilled onto the provision of careers information.Job classification systems and accompanying job descriptions exist to provide objective and accurate definitions and evaluations of ...
March 18, 2021John McCarthy
There are at least two categories of workers who continue to show up for work during this pandemic: those whose jobs do not permit them to work at a distance from home and who can't risk losing their jobs and income; and those whose jobs are critical to the functioning ...
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer ...
April 3, 2020John McCarthy
The previous post highlighted the OECD PISA 2018 findings on the impact of social class on the job expectations, career aspirations, and career planning of young people, in particular the negative impact for disadvantaged young people.This special report from the NYT (February 2020) gives a concrete example of how a Careers Centre ...
March 23, 2020John McCarthy
WORKERS MOST AT RISK OF INFECTION The US Department of Labour has a comprehensive database of over 900 occupations that can be accessed online. The characteristics of different occupations are described such as physical proximity to others, exposure to infection, if and how often a telephone is used, and how often a job ...
March 18, 2020John McCarthy
What can behavioural economics propose for better labour market policy interventions to assist newly unemployed persons to regain employment? Some suggestions are quite useful while others are more controversial! Read here! One challenge that unemployed persons face is identifying their own transferable skills and seeing such transferable skills presented in descriptions of other ...
June 26, 2018John McCarthy
STEM has been a buzz word in education policies in many countries in the past decade, responding to perceived existing and projected labour market skills needs. This article shows that different sets of STEM skills needs are not in equal demand across the many job areas that STEM encompasses in ...
November 9, 2017John McCarthy
An economic view of factors that contribute and not to job satisfaction!!!
November 8, 2017John McCarthy
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy
See you all in Seoul! Please get on board our journey to Career Development: at the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact. The 8th ICCDPP International Symposium 2017 will be held in Seoul, Korea on 18 ~ 21 June 2017. Your country is most welcome to join us and share your thoughts and experiences ...
September 22, 2016John McCarthy
ICCDPP BIESTRA Photo 2015 The 3th Biennial Meeting of Higher Education and the World of Work (BIESTRA 2015) was held 7th-9th October in Santiago, Chile. More than 150 representatives from 49 university and non-university institutions from Chile, México, Ecuador and Colombia participated. The event was organized by Centro de Desarrollo Profesional of ...
November 17, 2015John McCarthy
El 3er Encuentro Bienal de Educación Superior y Mundo del Trabajo (BIESTRA 2015) realizado entre los días 7 y 9 de octubre, en Santiago de Chile, reunió a más de 150 representantes de 49 instituciones de educación superior universitarias y técnicas de Chile, México, Colombia y Ecuador. El evento organizado por ...
November 17, 2015John McCarthy
ICCDPP Policy Points March 2015 FIN Welcome to the March 2015 issue of Policy Points. In this issue: FEATURE: International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy, USA, 2015 World Region Reports: Africa, America (South), Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East International Career Guidance Policy Network International Training in Career Guidance and Public Policy International Organisation News ICCDPP News: ...
April 3, 2015John McCarthy
A recent survey of 1,500 Canadians of all ages, commissioned by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), along with the Counselling Foundation of Canada, show a high regard for the value of professional career guidance services and a declining use of such services as one gets older. Access the ...
March 17, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP 012015 Newsletter Benefits of Career Guidance This recent Briefing Note prepared by CEDEFOP, January 2015, illustrates my means of case study summaries the economic, social and individual benefits of career guidance in difficult economic times.
February 2, 2015John McCarthy
This is Volume 2 Issue 2 of Career Developments, a newsletter issued by the Canadian Council of Career Development Associations. It features: Information about the Council of Associations Do Career Development Interventions and Services Work? A Provincial View from New Brunswick. Other issues may be accessed at: http://www.ccdf.ca/ccdf/index.php/careerdevelopments Read more
June 22, 2011Tibor Kovacs
This is the November 2008 Newsletter of the SAACDHE. It highlights the range of professional association activities taking place in higher education across South Africa. Its Guest Column showcases a traditional African healthcare approach to therapeutic services for students in higher education in South Africa. Read more
January 30, 2009Tibor Kovacs