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Shifting Sands: careers policies and practices in a global economy Career development Institute 17114


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This presentation begins by explaining career development is increasingly viewed as integral to human resources development. It also focuses on technological and economic changes that impact on jobs, skills and growth. It briefly introduces EmployID and some early ideas on professional identity transformation - This is followed by an overview of the European Quality Assurance and Evidence Base framework with some discussion on the challenges and opportunities for implementation.

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Shifting Sands: careers policies and practices in a global economy Career development Institute 17114

  1. 1. Shifting Sands: careers policies and practices in a global economy
  2. 2. Building blocks • Career development is increasingly viewed as an integral part of a human resource development strategy • Harness technological and economic change and enable nations to compete effectively in global markets
  3. 3. Milestones Mid – 1990s Lifelong LearningAgenda & European / International Employment Strategies 2001- 2004 OECD, UNESO &World Bank Studies on career guidance policies 2007 onwards National Strategic Frameworks, ReferenceTools & Networks New legislative frameworks and regulations for lifelong guidance 2008 onwards EU economic crisis; Rethinking Education, Skills & Qualifications & Moving towards a jobs rich economy – 20014 IDENTITY in the 21st Century - Etienne Wenger
  4. 4. Jobs, Skills & Growth • Economic development • Education and training • Labour markets • Lifelong learning / lifelong guidance • Health &Well Being • Mobility for learning and work • Social equity and inclusion • Youth employment • Active ageing
  5. 5. Making a difference 75% of 20-64- year-olds to be employed At least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion Youth Guarantee Addressing the needs of an ageing population
  6. 6. Hot Factors Social Innovation Recovering Economy Demographics
  7. 7. What’s In? • Individual responsibility • Transforming professions • Changing education, training & labour markets • New technologies What’s Out? • Additional Public Sector Funds • Status Quo • Bounded Professions
  8. 8. EMPLOYID
  9. 9. Quality Assurance & Evidence-Base Framework: Source: ELGPN 2014 Practitioner Competence Citizen / User Involvement Cost benefit to individuals Cost benefit to governments Service provision and improvement QUALITYAS SURANCE AND EV IDENCEBASE
  10. 10. Evidence & Impact: Practitioner Competence • What evidence is available on the size and scale of the lifelong guidance sector within EU nations and practitioner competence profiles? • What information is available on the qualifications and training of careers counsellors & guidance workers? • What are the drivers and likely future demands that will require new forms of practitioner competence? • What steps need to be taken to stay ahead and focus on the impact of practitioner competence? • Source: ELGPN 2014 – 2015 – in progress!
  11. 11. International Symposia Series • Guidance & Counselling in Africa (Part 2) • Online practice • Mid-career changes • Spirituality • Work andWell Being • Creativity for transformation of guidance and counselling
  12. 12. ThankYou Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE Director, DMH & Associates Ltd Associate Fellow, IER Website: Email: Twitter: @deirdretalks Tel: 0044 (0) 7533 5450