EU Ministers with responsibility for vocational education and training have just (June 2015) issued a set of Conclusions on a new set of policy priorities and deliverables for VET for the period 2015 to 2020. These include: dialogue and cooperation with social partners and other stakeholders raising the quality and attractiveness ...
July 3, 2015John McCarthy
Preparing the talent pipeline, youth workforce preparation and workforce entry, was the subject of the 7th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Iowa, USA, 15-17 June, 2015. Participants examined the labour market challenges facing young people and how career guidance services can assist them in managing ...
July 1, 2015John McCarthy
This Resource Kit, developed by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN), was designed to help policy-makers and other stakeholders in the European Union to review existing lifelong guidance provision within their country or region, and to identify issues requiring attention and gaps that need to be filled, ...
May 23, 2015John McCarthy
PISA 2012, undertaken by the OECD, provided a unique opportunity to examine national differences in career development outcomes for young people and to relate these differences to the characteristics of these young people, of their families, and of schools. Using the career-related items in the Education Career questionnaire, four scales ...
May 23, 2015John McCarthy
In the face of growing youth unemployment challenges in Europe, the European social partners (ETUC – THE EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION BUSINESS EUROPE;; – THE CONFEDERATION OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS; UEAPME – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES; and CEEP – THE EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EMPLOYERS AND ENTERPRISES PROVIDING PUBLIC ...
March 17, 2015John McCarthy
Survey results of students and youth aged 15-29 years. This survey looks at the challenges facing youth in Canada entering the labour market and their views and experiences of these challenges.
January 13, 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 ...
January 11, 2015John McCarthy
Workforce mobility within the European Union is a high political priority for EU education, training and employment policies. The European Commission in April/May 2014 undertook an EU-wide survey to collect the views of some 27,998 respondents from different social and demographic groups across the Member States of the EU on the ...
January 10, 2015John McCarthy
One of the European Union 2020 targets is reducing Early School Leaving (ESL) rate to less than 10 %. A multitude of approaches to combating ESL have been adopted across Europe. Each country has its own strategy and in a number of European countries lifelong guidance is identified as a ...
January 8, 2015John McCarthy