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Global hr forum2009-john_mccarthy-the role of career guidance in supporting education, training and employment policies Global hr forum2009-john_mccarthy-the role of career guidance in supporting education, training and employment policies Presentation Transcript

  • THE ROLE OF CAREER GUIDANCE IN SUPPORTING EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT POLICIES ● John McCarthy, Director ● International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy ● Strasbourg, France
  • WHICH PUBLIC POLICY GOALS DOES CAREER GUIDANCE CONTRIBUTE TO? ● EFFICIENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING ● LABOUR MARKET EFFICIENCY ● LIFELONG LEARNING ● SOCIAL INCLUSION ● SOCIAL EQUITY ● ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ● ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP ● EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF MINISTERS’ RESOLUTION ON LIFELONG GUIDANCE 2004
  • IS THE PROVISION OF LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION ONLY A SUFFICIENT PUBLIC POLICY RESPONSE? TENSIONS - LABOUR MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND ● DEMAND/ EDUCATION AND TRAINING SUPPLY LABOUR MARKET FORECASTING ● CAREERS INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC GOOD ● QUALITY, ORGANISATION AND DELIVERY OF ● CAREERS INFORMATION- COUNTRY DIFFERENCES INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN INFORMATION ● SEEKING, INTERPRETATION, SELF EVALUATION
  • WHY THE NEW INTEREST IN CAREER GUIDANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY? ● EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY REFORM ● SHIFTS IN THINKING: ● INITIAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION TO LIFELONG LEARNING ● WORKFORCE PREPARATION TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ● EMPLOYMENT TO EMPLOYABILITY AND FLEXICURITY ● SINGLE TRANSITION TO MANY CAREER TRANSITIONS ● « LIFELONG » GUIDANCE
  • ARE EXISTING POLICIES FOR CAREER GUIDANCE FIT FOR PURPOSE? ● INTERNATIONAL REVIEW RESULTS: ● POLICIES POORLY DEFINED, POORLY ARTICULATED, AND POORLY COMMUNICATED ● POLICIES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS NOT FIT FOR THE KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY AND ECONOMY, AND REQUIRE REFORM
  • EUROPEAN UNION POLICY AND SYSTEMS REFORM MOVEMENT (2001-9) ● COMMON EUROPEAN REFERENCE TOOLS: ● COMMON AIMS AND PRINCIPLES ● COMMON REFERENCE POINTS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ● COMMON FEATURES OF LIFELONG GUIDANCE SYSTEMS ● WORK OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S EXPERT GROUP ON LIFELONG GUIDANCE (2002- 7) ● CITIZEN CENTRED APPROACH
  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF MINISTERS’ RESOLUTION ON LIFELONG GUIDANCE 2004 ● POLITICAL DEFINITION OF LIFELONG GUIDANCE ● REFORM PRIORITIES: ● BROADEN ACCESS ● MINISTRIES’ COOPERATION ● QUALITY ASSURANCE – CITIZEN PERSPECTIVE ● CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS ● TRAINING ● EVIDENCE BASE ● STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT
  • SHIFTS IN THINKING ABOUT CAREER GUIDANCE DELIVERY 2004 ● ROLE OF USERS IN QUALITY ASSURANCE ● PREVENTION, NOT JUST REMEDIATION ● THE VOICE OF CITIZENS IN POLICY DEVELOPMENT ● VOICES OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN POLICY DEVELOPMENT, NOT JUST MINISTRIES
  • IMPLEMENTING THE PRIORITIES OF THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2004 ● BROADENING ACCESS – THE INTEGRATED PUBLIC SERVICE – TELEPHONE, WEB, FACE TO FACE ● QUALITY ASSURANCE – THE MATRIX STANDARD, UK ● CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS – INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLANS, KEY COMPETENCIES ● NATIONAL POLICY PARTNERSHIPS/COORDINATION MECHANISMS
  • THE EUROPEAN LIFELONG GUIDANCE POLICY NETWORK 2007/8 ● 2008 IMPLEMENTATION RESOLUTION: ● PRINCIPAL REFORM AREAS – ● CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS, ● ACCESS TO SERVICES, ● QUALITY ASSURANCE, ● EVIDENCE BASE, ● NATIONAL POLICY PARTNERSHIPS/COORDINATION MECHANISMS
  • THE EUROPEAN LIFELONG GUIDANCE POLICY NETWORK 2007 - 9 ● ITS ROLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE 2008 COUNCIL OF MINISTERS RESOLUTION: ● SHARE INFORMATION ON POLICIES AND THEIR EVALUATION ● MONITOR NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIORITY AREAS ● STRENGTHEN LINKS BETWEEN EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION ● DEVELOP EVIDENCE BASED POLICY BUILDING APPROACHES FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AT EUROPEAN LEVEL
  • SUCCESS FACTORS IN NATIONAL REFORM THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION ● INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION ● EXTERNAL REVIEWS ● INTERNATIONAL POLICY SHARING AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND MECHANISMS ● RECOGNITION AND COMMITMENT BY INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES ● COMMITTED KEY PERSONNEL IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATIONS
  • THE POLICY CHALLENGES THAT REMAIN ● ACCESS ● COORDINATION AND COHERENCE: LIFELONG GUIDANCE ● QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORKS – USER PERSPECTIVE ● EVIDENCE BASE FOR POLICY MAKING ● CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS ACQUISITION