Career guidance provision for adults has long been recognised as the weakest link in the chain in lifelong guidance careers services and systems in most countries. This is paradoxal as we spend most of our lives in adulthood, experiencing multiple transitions in work and life roles, and trying to balance ...
September 8, 2023John McCarthy
JOINT STATEMENT OF IAG (2023) This welcome statement from seven relevant international organisations (OECD, WB, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF, ILO, UNESCO) sets out the benefits to workers, employers, economies, and societies of investing in career guidance provision for workers. Using an ILO definition of worker, it categorises workers into several groups: formally employed, ...
July 20, 2023John McCarthy
SKILLS IN LATIN AMERICA REPORT: OECD 2023 This interesting report highlights some of the challenges and opportunities facing governments and societies in several Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. Despite remarkable recent increases in enrollment, school completion, and educational attainment, these countries lag behind in skills development among both secondary school students ...
June 22, 2023John McCarthy
DISRUPTED FUTURES: HOW SCHOOLS CAN BEST EQUIP STUDENTS FOR THEIR WORKING LIVES The OECD is hosting a free 3 day online conference next week whose focus will be the role of schools in preparing students for working life. The programme includes practice and research papers, in parallel sessions, from 15 countries worldwide. The opening session on ...
May 24, 2023John McCarthy
This 2 minute video, Meet the Future, produced for OECD, is intended to encourage employers to provide careers talks to school students as well as to highlight the value of careers talks as part of career education in schools. Meet the Future is also the title of a 25 page nicely ...
June 27, 2022John McCarthy
Joint Position Paper: OECD, CEDEFOP, ETF, UNESCO, ILO, ECThis booklet is a revision and further developed version of a 2019 joint publication by these six international organisations. It describes: What is meant by 'career guidance' The current social and economic context that guides publicly funded career guidance responses Some characteristics of effective career guidance ...
July 16, 2021John 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 ...
On 27, 28 and 29 October 2021, OECD with ICCDPP will host a free online conference highlighting innovative research and practice focusing on how schools can prepare young people for their transitions through education into ultimate employment.The conference will begin with the presentation by Andreas Schleicher (OECD Director of Education and ...
Using data from longitudinal studies (Australia, Denmark, and Switzerland) and other research, this working paper examines five aspects of the career learning thinking and behaviours of teenagers:Career certainty (definiteness of career plan)Career alignment (education plans matching occupational aspirations)Career ambition (high expectations for study and jobs)Instrumental motivation (understands the long-term benefits of education)Career ...
The OECD and ICCDPP will be working together over the next six months on teenage career planning thinking and behaviour. Research to date suggests that: The career planning thinking and behaviour of teenagers impacts on their adult employment success and transitions - the more engagement, the more successTeenagers may under-estimate or over-estimate the ...
June 1, 2021John McCarthy
ICCDPP, CEDEFOP, ILO, ETF, THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, UNESCO, AND OECD jointedly implemented a flash international survey between June and August 2020 on how career guidance services responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19. The survey inquired about the range of solutions adopted, especially digital, and the challenges faced by services, practitioners, ...
March 23, 2021John McCarthy
This OECD expert paper, written by Andre Tricot, is almost 20 years old. But the principles it promotes for the development of careers information materials, are as relevant today as they were then. The English version of the paper is also to be found on this site.
If you missed this important seminar, you can see it here
THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL BRING YOU TO the webinar page where you can register to participate in the webinar! https://www.ilo.org/skills/WCMS_768716/lang--en/index.htm
February 16, 2021John McCarthy
JOINT RESEARCH REPORT: ICCDPP, OECD, UNESCO, ILO, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF This report, recently published through CEDEFOP, captures changes in career guidance policies, systems and practices arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, as observed across 93 countries globally between the end of June and the beginning of August 2020.The research findings show that career ...
January 5, 2021John McCarthy
Data-driven guidance: new OECD work on teenage indicators of career readiness As the healthcare emergency becomes an employment crisis, it is more timely than ever to reflect on the effectiveness of career guidance interventions and ask what works and why. This week the OECD publishes a new working paper and launches new ...
December 18, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
December 14, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
June 14, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
June 4, 2020John McCarthy
Efforts to contain virus and save lives should be intensified, and governments should plan stronger, more co-ordinated measures to absorb growing economic blow. Increasingly stringent containment measures, needed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), will necessarily lead to significant short-term declines in GDP for many major economies, according to ...
April 2, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
March 13, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
January 9, 2020John McCarthy
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 ...
October 31, 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 relevant questions concerning ...
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, ...
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 ...
July 5, 2017John 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
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
This expert paper, commissioned by the OECD (2001) as part of its international review of career guidance, and written by international expert, Prof. Tony Watts, examines key issues for policy makers faced with the potential of ICT to transform career information and guidance services. It explores -how investment in ICT can enhance ...
January 10, 2015John McCarthy
الأوربية والـ OECD. يهدف هذا الكتيب إلى إطلاع صناع السياسات في أي دولة على كيفية اتخاذ قرارات حول أفضل الاستراتيجيات لسياسات التوجيه المهني في بلادهم في قطاعات التعليم والتوظيف والمجتمع. يقسم الجزء الأساسي من الكتيب إلى أربع عشرة فكرة رئيسية للسياسات تم ترتيب كل منها في أربع محاور هي: + تطوير التوجيه المهني ...
November 20, 2012Tibor Kovacs
Ce document etait préparé pour l’examen des politiques en faveur des services d’information, d’orientation et de conseil a la demande de la Commission européenne et de l’OCDE et publie en 2002. Il présente une analyse comparative des qualifications et des formations des conseillers d’orientation, afin de faire apparaître les problèmes qui ...
Ce document etait préparé en vue de l’Examen de l’OCDE sur les politiques d’orientation professionnelle à la demande conjointe de la Commission européenne et de l’OCDE et publie en 2002. Il traite les thèmes suivants: De nouveaux besoins en matière d’information et d’orientation professionnelles La demande d’information et d’orientation professionnelles : la valorisation d’une marchandise ...
Ce document etait préparé pour l’examen des politiques en faveur des services d’information, d’orientation et de conseil a la demande de la Commission européenne et de l’OCDE et publie en 2003. Le but était d’examiner différentes méthodes utilisées pour mesurer les résultats de la prestation du service d’information et d’orientation professionnelle, de ...
La guida practica è un documento realizzato dalla Commissione Europea e dall'OCSE per rispondere alla continua evoluzione delle politiche dell'instruzione, della formazione e dell'occupazione. L'obiettivo della guida è di aiutare i decisori dei Paesi dell'OCSE e dell'Unione Europea ad elaborare politiche efficaci di orientamento professionale nel campo dell'instruzione, della formazione e ...
May 6, 2009Tibor Kovacs
Malgré de nombreux exemples de bonnes pratiques, les services nationaux d'orientation professionnelle de nombreux pays présentent de grandes insuffisances. Cet ouvrage, publié conjointment par la Commission européenne (document de travail des services) et l'OCDE donne aux décideurs publics des outils pratiques pour s'attaquer à ces problémes et pour mettre en ...
October 14, 2008Tibor Kovacs
Esta guía esta basada en estudios internacionales sobre políticas de orientación profesional llevados a cabo por la OCDE, por el Centro Europeo para el Desarrollo de la Formación Profesional, por la Fundación Europea para la Formación y por el Banco Mundial. Escrita con un lenguaje claro y sencillo, ofrece a ...
August 6, 2008Tibor Kovacs
O guia fundamenta-se em revisões internacionais sobre políticas e práticas da Orientação, efectuadas pela OCDE, pelo Centro Europeu para o Desenvolvimento da Formação Profissional (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - CEDEFOP), pela Fundação para a Formação Europeia (European Training Foundation - ETF) e pelo Banco Mundial. Numa ...
August 6, 2008Tibor Kovacs
This expert paper was prepared by André Tricot as part of the OECD international review of policies for career guidance. It outlines seven characteristics/criteria of good occupational information and 10 ways to improve occupational information design. He concludes on the importance of a pedagogical approach to occupational information design, including ...
February 14, 2008Tibor Kovacs
Ce document était préparé a la demande de la CE et de l'OCDE pour un examen international des politiques de l'orientation professionnelle. Pour améliorer l’information sur les métiers, il faut être capable de définir ce qu’est une information et ce qu’est une bonne information. Il faut ensuite examiner les spécificités ...
February 14, 2008Tibor Kovacs
This publication reports the findings of a review that was begun in early 2001 of career guidance policies in 14 OECD countries in two continents. It has looked at how the organisation, management and delivery of career guidance can assist countries to advance lifelong learning goals, and at how career ...
February 1, 2008Tibor Kovacs
Cette publication présente les résultats d’un examen des politiques d’orientation professionnelle entrepris à partir du début de l’année 2001 dans 14 pays de l’OCDE sur deux continents. Il s’agissait de voir comment l’organisation, la gestion et le fonctionnement des services d’orientation professionnelle pouvaient contribuer à la réalisation de certains objectifs ...
February 1, 2008Tibor Kovacs
This expert paper was jointly commissioned by the OECD and the European Commission in 2001 as part of the OECD international review of policies for career guidance. It raises many questions on the existing training routes, on the pertinence of course content and methodology, on the lack of involvement and interest ...
This handbook was initiated by the European Commission in response to perceived weaknesses in strategic leadership in EU Member States in the country reviews of policies for career guidance undertaken by CEDEFOP, ETF and the OECD. Edited and published jointly by the EC and the OECD, the handbook addresses a broad range ...
This is an expert paper commissioned by the OECD and the European Commission as part of the international review of policies for career guidance in 2002. The paper sets down 7 criteria by which occupational information should be assessed and suggests a pedagogic approach to career information learning, including how ...
This expert paper was jointly commissioned by the EC and OECD as part of the international review of policies for career guidance initiated by the OECD in 2001. The author argues that while information may be necessary for career decision-making, it is not by itself sufficient. Rational decision making models ...
Quality issues in careers guidance, counselling and information services are tackled from a range of different perspectives, related to economic, ethical, and/or effectiveness criteria. With selected examples mainly from the USA, Canada, and the EU Member States, this report highlights how quality is described and measured in terms of statements, ...
This is an expert paper commissioned jointly by the EC and OECD for the international review of policies for career guidance initiated by the OECD in 2001. The author examines the demand for career guidance and the nature of supply and incentives to enhance both the quantity and the quality of supply ...
This is an expert paper jointly commissioned by the EC and OECD as part of the international review of policies for career guidance initiated by the OECD in 2001. The paper considers the contextual issues that impinge on career guidance activities and their outcomes and considers the the types of ...