Career Guidance Across Europe


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Presentations from International Conference "Motivation for development", Sofia, 10-12 Oct. 2012, organised by Euroguidance and Europass Bulgarian and Foundation Business for education. / Презентации от Международната конференция "Мотивация за развитие", София, 10-12 Окт. 2012, организирана от Еврогайдънс и Европас България, и Фондация на бизнеса за образование.

Prof. Ronald Sultana speaks about main trends in the development of Career Guidance Across Europe. The video from his appearance is available through our Youtube channel:

Проф. Роналд Султана говори за Основните тенденции в развитието на кариерното консултиране в Европа. Видеото с неговото представяне е достъпно чрез нашия Youtube канал:

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Career Guidance Across Europe

  1. 1. Career Guidance Ronald G. Sultana – University of Maltaacross Europe Trends, Issues and remaining ChallengesEuroguidance conference– Sofia–10 to 12 October 2012
  2. 2. Career Guidanceacross Europe  4 overlapping reviews: OECD – CEDEFOP, (and ETF), DG Employment – World Bank  50+ countries, of which 29 in Europe  Broadly similar policy challenges  Tool to benchmark and review practices  Role of European Lifelong Policy Network
  3. 3. Career Guidanceacross Europe definition …services intended to assist …individuals and groups …of any age …at any point throughout their lives …to make educational, training & occupational choices …and to manage their careers
  4. 4. Career Guidanceacross Europeguidance  a private and public good  promotes LLL goals  addresses LM issues  fosters social inclusion
  5. 5. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding
  6. 6. Career Guidance across Europe youth adults access inform staff fundingsupport complex transitions youth youthextend guidance provisionpromote the guidance-oriented schoolensure guidance is not crowded outembed guidance in curriculumcater for needs of out-of-school youth
  7. 7. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding adults adults narrowly targeted guidance function muted job mobility career management role of enterprises trade union input needs of older workers
  8. 8. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding access serious limitations are evident potential of ICTs self-service, self-help modes guidance at home, work, leisure sites digital divide call centre technology
  9. 9. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding thorough, objective, reliable inform ‘information dump’? fragmented, unconnected consolidate data sets connect educational and career information with LM data quality issues: usable, reliable, up-to-date information
  10. 10. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding taffing great diversity multiplicity of roles differences between education and PES staff little specialized initial training process of professionalization
  11. 11. Career Guidanceacross Europeyouth adults access inform staff funding main burden is on the state funding devolution and subsidiarity outsourcing dangers of policy vacuum overlap, standards, inequity in service provision market and quasi-market provision
  12. 12. Career Guidanceacross Europeleadership  Need for more determined leadership  3 key mechanisms: legislation, quality standards, evidence-based monitoring  Key role of the state  Need for support from social partners  More cross-sectoral collaboration  Role of National Guidance Forums
  13. 13. Career Guidanceacross Europe Key trends from… …to  CG as secondary  Legal entitlement  Psychology-based  Multi-disciplinary  Focus on nation state  Europe-wide mobility  Target: ‘at risk’  Mainstream service  Delivery at key points  Provided lifelong  ‘Curative’ in scope  Educative  Institution-based  Ubiquitous
  14. 14. Career Guidanceacross Europe Key trends from… …to  State as key provider  Other providers  Non-specialised staff  Initial & ctd. Training  Poorly  Clear entry/progression professionalised  Diff staff categories  Same-level personnel  Self-access, self-service  Focus on provision  Monitored decentralisation  Centrally managed  Codes, standards…
  15. 15. Career Guidanceacross Europe Key trends ctd. from… …to  Homogenous service  Differentiated service  Sectorally segmented  Cross-sectoral collab  Targets individuals  Targets groups  Outside curriculum  Permeates curriculum  Education # LM data  Consolidate databases  Under-researched  Systematically reflexive
  16. 16. Career Guidanceacross Europe …rich thesaurus of noteworthy practice… …draw inspiration for a heightened degree of strategic and enlightened leadership… …for the benefit of the individual, the economy and society alike.