Category: Disadvantaged groups


The employment and skills systems need to work together to support individuals into employment with the skills to progress, and in turn, to provide the skills employers demand through responsive workforce development. The Skills for Scotland Strategy and its subsequent refresh in 2010 encourages the integration of employment and skills ... Read More
August 30, 2011Tibor Kovacs


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


While the context and content of this paper sit firmly within the expressed political positions of the three main UK political parties during the present year, 2010, Section 3 of the report demonstrates that career services and counselling support can and do make a difference in terms of learning outcomes ... Read More
September 5, 2010Tibor Kovacs


This report (2004) by Chris T King and Sarah Looney of the Ray Marshall Centre of UTA contains a discussion of 30 workforce development performance measures generated by several US states for 7 areas of interest to policy and program leaders and rated by them for usefulness. The seven areas are: outcomes ... Read More
August 24, 2010Tibor Kovacs


This policy brief (2005) by Sarah Looney and Chris T King provides backround to the movement to develop a standard set of performance measures for publicly funded programmes that comprise the US workforce development system. It also reviews two prominent US proposals: common measures proposed by the Office of Management ... Read More
August 24, 2010Tibor Kovacs


This 2008 report describes some of the definitional, conceptual and historical foundations of the concept of social inclusion. It summarises the strengths and limitations of Australian and international approaches to the topic so far, and sketches some of the scope of exclusion in terms of locational disadvantage, intergenerational disadvantage, children ... Read More
May 28, 2009Tibor Kovacs


Recommendation 195 concerning human resource development - education, training and lifelong learning - has 11 chapters including: development and implementation of education and training policies education and pre-employment training development of competencies training for decent work and social inclusion framework for the recognition and certification of skills training roviders career guidance and training support research international and technical cooperation. Members ... Read More
May 15, 2009Tibor Kovacs


School dropout prevention continues to exercise the mind of policy makers in many countries. The European Ministers of Education (2003), for example, established several reform targets for education systems in Europe for the year 2010 including increased participation in the upper end of second level schooling and the reduction of non-completion rates. ... Read More
April 17, 2009Tibor Kovacs


Given the increasing policy importance being paid to the development of the skills to manage one's career, learning and work pathways in a lifelong learning context(Council of European Ministers of Education, 2008), this Australian publication is very timely to provide guidance on what exactly these skills look like. A joint ... Read More
April 16, 2009Tibor Kovacs


This is a joint strategy and implementation plan for career guidance services in Northern Ireland of two government ministries/ the Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning. Based on extensive consultation exercises on its proposals of 2007, the document outlines a new comprehensive strategy for the delivery ... Read More
February 10, 2009Tibor Kovacs