Experts from across the European Union met at Cedefop on 16 May to discuss how labour market information (LMI) can support career guidance.
Watch the TED talk of the coordinator of the European Lifelog Guidance Policy Network, Raimo Vuorinen, on how guidance helps people navigate professional life and fulfil their careers.
Vocational guidance in schools does not have a rich tradition in Poland. According to a recently amended regulation of the Ministry of National Education on the principles for providing and organising psychological and pedagogical assistance in public kindergartens, schools and other educational institutions, each school from lower secondary school level, including vocational schools, is obliged to provide vocational guidance for its students.
The Confederation of Icelandic Employers and Iceland Chamber of Commerce have just published a report on the state of education in Iceland and how to improve it.
The festival of occupations is an example of good practice in vocational guidance. With this innovative event the regional government of the Malopolska region supports students in their education and career choices and enriches their knowledge about occupations. The event is organised by the regional department of education and lifelong learning. Activities are divided into two stages, first, preparing students to participate in the festival and second, organising the festival itself.
Arguing for guidance to ease the integration of third country immigrants into the European labour market may seem untimely given today’s high youth unemployment, but anticipating future developments and informing policy-makers are one of Cedefop’s main tasks.
A combined event for the Icelandic skills contest and introduction to upper secondary school studies was held in Iceland beginning of March 2014. For three days youngsters gathered in Reykjavik to see what is on offer for the foreseeable future.
Five years ago, the senior experts service (SES) initiative VerA (Verhinderung von Ausbildungsabbrüchen - prevention of apprenticeship discontinuation) was launched to avoid training dropouts and improve the training process by intervening quickly to help young people help themselves. A veritable success story: 3000 apprentices have taken advantage of the initiative.