EU Ministers with responsibility for vocational education and training have just (June 2015) issued a set of Conclusions on a new set of policy priorities and deliverables for VET for the period 2015 to 2020. These include: dialogue and cooperation with social partners and other stakeholders raising the quality and attractiveness ...
July 3, 2015John McCarthy
Preparing the talent pipeline, youth workforce preparation and workforce entry, was the subject of the 7th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Iowa, USA, 15-17 June, 2015. Participants examined the labour market challenges facing young people and how career guidance services can assist them in managing ...
July 1, 2015John McCarthy
This Resource Kit, developed by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN), was designed to help policy-makers and other stakeholders in the European Union to review existing lifelong guidance provision within their country or region, and to identify issues requiring attention and gaps that need to be filled, ...
May 23, 2015John McCarthy
ICCDPP Policy Points March 2015 FIN Welcome to the March 2015 issue of Policy Points. In this issue: FEATURE: International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy, USA, 2015 World Region Reports: Africa, America (South), Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East International Career Guidance Policy Network International Training in Career ...
April 3, 2015John McCarthy
In the face of growing youth unemployment challenges in Europe, the European social partners (ETUC – THE EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION BUSINESS EUROPE;; – THE CONFEDERATION OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS; UEAPME – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES; and CEEP – THE EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EMPLOYERS AND ENTERPRISES PROVIDING PUBLIC ...
March 17, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP 012015 Newsletter Benefits of Career Guidance This recent Briefing Note prepared by CEDEFOP, January 2015, illustrates my means of case study summaries the economic, social and individual benefits of career guidance in difficult economic times.
February 2, 2015John McCarthy
This Concept Note on Nordic perspectives on career competences and guidance (2014) was commissioned by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) in co-operation with the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN. It explores: what is meant by career management competences (in the Nordic language context it is more meaningful to talk ...
January 15, 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
Analytical paper European reference competence profile for PES and EURES counsellors (2014) (6) The role and function of the public employment services (PES) in EU Member States is in continuous development particularly in the context of the EU Employment Guidelines and of the role of the PES in achieving the ...
January 10, 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