Category: Policy Briefs and Commentaries


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


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 ... Read More
February 26, 2019John McCarthy


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


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


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 2011 report examines the current state of careers services for young people in ENGLAND. It describes some of significant negative effects at local and educational institutional levels of recent changes in government policy concerning such services and of government funding cutbacks for those services. It raises implications for government, ... Read More
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs


Funded by CfBT Education Trust, this research examined the impact on career guidance provision for young people of new arrangements for budget and management responsibilities by all local authorities in England since such changes came into effect in April 2008. The authors concluded that there is a need for a stronger ... Read More
May 4, 2009Tibor Kovacs


This Report was presented by Deputy Guégot to the French National Assembly in December 2008. It examined: problems in initial and continuing training supply: quality, transparency, funding, governance inequalities for young people and adults in accessing training difficulties in career guidance provision to support youth and adult participation in training. It presents 16 propositions ... Read More
February 5, 2009Tibor Kovacs


AFPA is the state institution in France charged with the vocational training of adults. It is unique in Europe and beyond in that it provides a professional career guidance service to trainees prior to course entry, during training and at exit. AFPA's course completion and qualifications rates are very impressive ... Read More
January 23, 2009Tibor Kovacs


This is a revised version of the four page summary document published by the British Columbia Career and Workforce Development Alliance. It calls on the career and employment services sector in that province to take an interest in demonstrating the impact of careers services, programmes and interventions. The publication strongly advocates the use ... Read More
October 27, 2008Tibor Kovacs