Category: Document type

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Dec2020
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 ... Read More
December 14, 2020John McCarthy

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Dec2020

CAREER READY

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The OECD has just published a new Working Paper, Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19.  The paper reviews academic literature that analyses national longitudinal datasets and provides evidence of teenage career-related indicators of better than expected adult employment outcomes.  It ... Read More
December 14, 2020John McCarthy

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Oct2020

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT: COGNITIVE INFORMATION PROCESSING THEORY ONLINE RESOURCE LIST
October 21, 2020John McCarthy

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Jun2020
UNESCO, ILO, OECD, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, CEDEFOP, AND ETF have combined with ICCDPP to carry out an international survey of the effects of COVID-19 on the provision of career guidance. The pandemic is already having (and will continue to have over the next five years) significant impact on the transitions of ... Read More
June 14, 2020John McCarthy

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Jun2020
LESSONS LEARNED (OECD) FROM THE 2008 GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS Every crisis is a learning opportunity.So what did we learn from the effects of the last worldwide economic crisis, the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, on the lives and opportunities for young people?The OECD has just published some of the lessons of effective ... Read More
June 4, 2020John McCarthy

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Apr2020
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 ... Read More
April 3, 2020John McCarthy

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Apr2020
The provision of career guidance/learning in schools in many countries has been impacted by COVID-19. Schools and career practitioners have had to adapt to providing online support for students. These Guidelines just published by the Department of Education and Skills (Ireland) provide advice to guidance counsellors on how to manage ... Read More
April 3, 2020John McCarthy

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Apr2020
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 ... Read More
April 3, 2020John McCarthy

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Apr2020
This note offers the International Labour Organisation's preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.
April 3, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
SECTION 3 D - EDUCATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING"Ensure provision of vocational, labour market and career information and guidance and employment counselling, supplemented by information on the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour-related laws and other forms of labour regulation"All member countries of the International Labour Organisation signed up to ... Read More
March 23, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
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 ... Read More
March 23, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
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 ... Read More
March 18, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020

DREAM JOBS???

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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 ... Read More
March 13, 2020John McCarthy

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Feb2020
We are only at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change and offers major opportunities to improve our lives. The recent developments in AI are the result ... Read More
February 12, 2020John McCarthy

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Jan2020
Four international organisations, OECD, ILO, UNESCO, and the European Commission, and two agencies (ETF, CEDEFOP) of one of these (European Commission) have just issued a first joint statement encouraging governments to invest in career guidance. The 12-page document describes career guidance, its importance for young people and adults in the present ... Read More
January 9, 2020John McCarthy

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Dec2019
Realizar una reforma integral de la orientación y ofrecer intervenciones a lo largo y ancho de la vida con perspectiva de género son algunas de las propuestas que comparten tanto el Ministerio como expertos en la materia
December 19, 2019John McCarthy

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Dec2019
Our final look this year is the Southern Hemisphere, and Africa in particular. One of the most inspiring presentations given at the International Symposium in Norway last June was:The Challenges of Meeting Everyone's Needsby Letshego Mokeki, Director, Career Development Services Programmes, Department of Higher Education and Training, South-Africa. The challenges are immense ... Read More
December 19, 2019John McCarthy

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Dec2019
Very interesting policy implementation evaluation study by CEREQ, a French research agency of the ministries of education and employment. The study examines the effects of the devolution of responsibility for career guidance to the regions, in particular the offer and legal entitlement of adults to career counselling. Factors such ... Read More
December 1, 2019John McCarthy

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Oct2019
La question de savoir comment les gouvernements peuvent aider les citoyens à construire des carrières épanouissantes a été au centre du neuvième Symposium international sur le développement de carrière et les politiques publiques, qui s'est tenu à Tromsø, Norvège, du 17 au 20 juin 2019.Au cours du Symposium, des représentants ... Read More
October 31, 2019John McCarthy

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Oct2019
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to European Union policy. It has published a series of working papers on the links between labour, education, and technology in ... Read More
October 31, 2019John McCarthy

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Oct2019
Virtual assistant, you-tuber, app-developer.There are jobs that 20 years ago were not imaginable.Other jobs have almost disappeared. This report is the work of The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support ... Read More
October 31, 2019John McCarthy

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Jul2019
Profesionales de la orientación académica y profesional de 33 países se reúnen en el International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy para reflexionar sobre los retos de esta disciplina e identificar posibles mejoras desde las políticas públicas. ¿Cómo pueden los gobiernos ayudar a las personas a construir carreras profesionales más ... Read More
July 2, 2019John McCarthy

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Jun2019
How governments can support citizens to build fulfilling careers was the focus of the ninth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy, held in Tromsø, Norway on 17th-20th June 2019. During the Symposium representatives from 33 countries and from UNESCO, the OECD, European Commission, European Training Foundation and the ... Read More
June 28, 2019John McCarthy

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Jun2019
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 ... Read More
June 10, 2019John McCarthy

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Jun2019
From Norway to Chile, from Syria to Sri Lanka, from France to Japan, how are policies and systems for career guidance supporting the public and employers to manage the structural and occupational changes occurring in the labour market and their social impact? The 33 countries participating in the 9th International Symposium ... Read More
June 10, 2019John McCarthy

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Feb2019
Dedicar fondos públicos a unos buenos servicios de orientación académica y profesional para los jóvenes reduce el abandono escolar, afirma en entrevista John McCarthy, director del International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy. Lea la entrevista completa.
February 26, 2019John McCarthy

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Feb2019
This is a very readable and easy to understand overview of trends and data concerning the relationship between education and jobs, looking towards the future. Accompanied by a sample of drawings "Draw the Future" of 20,000 young people scattered across 12 countries in five continents, the publication poses many relevant questions concerning ... Read More
February 26, 2019John McCarthy

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Jan2019
CEDEFOP, an agency of the European Commission, published a handbook in 2018 that describes 25 ICT in guidance initiatives in EU Member States. Some of these initiatives were established for and in the education sector while others are from the employment sector. A common feature of both sets of initiatives is their ... Read More
January 14, 2019John McCarthy

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Nov2018
What does the future of work look like? is a nice overview of changes already taking place and of the need for planning training for work and occupations of the future. Which are the 21st Century skills, capabilities, and attributes, that people need for the changing world of work and occupations? Curiosity, creativity, ... Read More
November 29, 2018John McCarthy

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Sep2018
The OECD has recently published a working paper that examines features of good career guidance practice in assisting young people to make informed career choices. It highlights the essential role and importance of employers in helping the career learning of young people - learning about occupations, the world of work, ... Read More
September 11, 2018John McCarthy

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Sep2018
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has produced an excellent policy document on career services for all South African citizens. In a country with rampant unemployment, poverty, and inequality, this DHET publication views career guidance as a policy tool to support the employability of citizens and the sustainable ... Read More
September 11, 2018John McCarthy

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Jun2018
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 ... Read More
June 26, 2018John McCarthy

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Jun2018
Australia, like many countries, struggles to have a national career system that is modern, fit for purpose, of quality, and provides equality of career support for all citizens, regardless of where in Australia they live. In 2017, the Department of Education and Training engaged a management consultancy firm to research ... Read More
June 26, 2018John McCarthy

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Apr2018
"She was a fishmonger, and sure t'was no wonder, for so were her father and mother before" (Words of a well known Irish song, Molly Malone) So what are the chances of children following in the occupational footsteps of their parents? Read here Is nursing the career of the future for men? Read here Is ... Read More
April 1, 2018John McCarthy

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Apr2018
England, the largest home country of the UK, is not a stranger to policy changes for career guidance provision over the past 20 years, some of which have been better or worse for citizens than the precedent! The most recently launched policy paper 'Making the best of everyone's talents and skills' ... Read More
April 1, 2018John McCarthy

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Nov2017
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 ... Read More
November 13, 2017John McCarthy

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Nov2017
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 ... Read More
November 9, 2017John McCarthy

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Nov2017
Career Development Positioned as Key Perspective for Higher Education in Times of Mass Access Authorities from the most prestigious universities of Chile agreed that career development is a new perspective and need in the Chilean context and embraced its relevance for a better and sustainable relationship between higher education and the ... Read More
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

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Nov2017
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 ... Read More
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

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Nov2017
A 2017 Asian Development Bank consultant review of labour market information in Uzbekistan found that limited resources and information are available to assist youth and adults make informed career decisions. Existing resources include career orientation programs in Grades 8-9, student visits to Specialized Secondary Colleges, and some Colleges have individual web ... Read More
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

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Nov2017
An economic view of factors that contribute and not to job satisfaction!!!
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

13

Jul2017
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

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Jul2017
Dear Readers Most of you did not have the opportunity to attend the International Symposium in Seoul, Korea, in June 2017. Just to recall the theme and subthemes: Theme: Career Development: At the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact Subtheme 1: Understanding How Work Opportunities are Changing Subtheme 2: Ensuring that the Content and Delivery of Career ... Read More
July 5, 2017John McCarthy

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Apr2017
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

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Mar2017
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

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Feb2017
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
February 27, 2017John McCarthy

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Feb2017
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
February 27, 2017John McCarthy

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Feb2017
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
February 27, 2017John McCarthy

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Jan2017
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy

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Dec2016
In many countries, Entrepreneurship as a career option is often a marginalised choice because the general curricula of education and training at all levels pay little attention to the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in entrepreneurship. This is often reinforced by careers information systems that emphasise employment over self-employment. Likewise, entrepreneurship ... Read More
December 13, 2016John McCarthy