This evaluation report was produced for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2013. The paper is based on a literature scan of 54 publicly available studies that were published between 2001 and 2012 on the topics of youth employment, ...
January 29, 2015John McCarthy
Survey results of students and youth aged 15-29 years. This survey looks at the challenges facing youth in Canada entering the labour market and their views and experiences of these challenges.
January 13, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP CAREER GUIDANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2011 The European Commission and the EU Member States have been working together since the 1990s to develop an entrepreneurial education and training agenda in Europe. It is widely acknowledged that new companies and entrepreneurs are important for innovation, job creation and economic development in Europe. However, traditional ...
January 11, 2015John McCarthy
Workforce mobility within the European Union is a high political priority for EU education, training and employment policies. The European Commission in April/May 2014 undertook an EU-wide survey to collect the views of some 27,998 respondents from different social and demographic groups across the Member States of the EU on the ...
January 10, 2015John McCarthy
One of the European Union 2020 targets is reducing Early School Leaving (ESL) rate to less than 10 %. A multitude of approaches to combating ESL have been adopted across Europe. Each country has its own strategy and in a number of European countries lifelong guidance is identified as a ...
January 8, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP VALUING DIVERSITY 0914 en This recently published study (September 2014) by CEDEFOP looks at how EU countries support the economic integration of immigrants from third countries through the provision of careers information and guidance, enabling the immigrants to acquire career management skills (CMS). It examines this through the experiences ...
October 15, 2014John McCarthy
This recent publication by Careers New Zealand provides a set of quality benchmarks for career development programmes and services in tertiary/post-secondary further and higher education and training in New Zealand. It outlines a clear and consistent framework to enable tertiary organisations and external bodies to review the effectiveness of their ...
December 14, 2012Tibor Kovacs
These benchmarks developed by Careers NZ through an iterative process are designed to help schools to evaluate their success in implementing careers education programmes and to improve their quality. They are presented as a self-review tool and consist of four sections: Student learning outcomes: career management skills, the competencies that students should ...
May 12, 2012Tibor Kovacs
While not an expert paper on career guidance information, this is an interesting informational article (2008) that compares the US and Japan in terms of challenges facing the economy and the workforce, challenges for particular work groups in certain economic sectors, and job seeking support systems including careers information. Read ...
September 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs
This is a very useful summary of research results concerning the impact of career guidance for second level school students on their engagement, retention, academic achievement, transitions to tertiary education and the labour market, and career and life success. It draws significantly on school experience in the USA. Read more
September 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs