WELCOME to the website of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy.

The primary purpose of this website is to provide you the visitor with a variety of career guidance policy materials to help you in your role as policy developer, ministry official, international organisation and international association official, national or regional careers service manager, researcher, trainer of guidance practitioners, or leader of a national or regional career guidance professional association.

ICCDPP facilitates and promotes international policy sharing and learning through the international exchange of knowledge and information concerning public policy and career development issues.

The site contains many types of documents in different languages from different corners of the world that link career guidance with public policies for education, vocational training, employment, and other social policy fields.

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Recent research in Ireland on the impact of government cutbacks in investment in career guidance in schools show that students … Read More

This very readable article from the New York Times highlights some of the mix of human, chance, economic and … Read More

This national strategy document has been prepared jointly by the Department of Employment and Learning and the Department of Education … Read More

There are several higher education institutions in Ireland that provide training programmes for guidance practitioners, particularly for practitioners who work … Read More

Latest Good Examples

Norway has a population of over 5 million people, spread over 19 counties or administrative areas.

This fiche describes the recent progress being made in the development of a lifelong guidance system in Norway.

Estonia with a population of 1.25 million people has embarked on a very ambitious plan to become an e-country with the project known as e-Estonia. E-services have become routine: e-elections, e-taxes, e-police, e-healthcare, e-banking, e-school, and now e-Residency. Factor into that e-Guidance in the education and labour market sectors!

Established on a pilot basis in 2010, these centres now exist in 30 regions in Finland. Their aim is to provide basic support to youth (aged under 30 years) going through life transitions. The centres have institutional representation from municipal, education, social and health authorities so that young people can find the services or combination of services they need in one physical location. The centre staff provide face to face complementary support to the national telephone helpline.

This example describes the establishment and functioning of the recently established One Stop Lifelong Guidance Centres in Croatia. Their main focus to date has been services for youth.

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