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 initiative of the federal, state and territorial governments, and published by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, and Training and Youth Affairs, this recently released document provides a framework for the design, implementation and evaluation of career development rogrammes for young people and adults. It identifies the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that individuals need to make sound choices and to effectively manage careers.
It is divided into three sections:
- What are career management competency skills?
- Who uses the Blueprint?
- What is the Blueprint used for?
There is a very useful Blueprint toolkit included – a series of resources to be downloaded to inform and enhance career development programmes and activities.