Category: North America

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Nov2017
STEM has been a buzz word in education policies in many countries in the past decade, responding to perceived existing and projected labour market skills needs. This article shows that different sets of STEM skills needs are not in equal demand across the many job areas that STEM encompasses ... Read More
November 9, 2017John McCarthy

08

Nov2017
An economic view of factors that contribute and not to job satisfaction!!!
November 8, 2017John McCarthy

04

Jan2017
Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy

16

Nov2016
Among the less well-known bi-partisan political activities in the USA in the past few years has been the emergence of approaches to developing policies and policy instruments in the education, training and employment fields based on evidence of what works and the collection of longitudinal data of US citizen learning ... Read More
November 16, 2016John McCarthy

06

Jun2016
View and download the presentations on Labour Market Information and Career Guidance from the CEDEFOP event 16 May 2016 on this topic They include: ICT and LMI in career guidance Skills mismatches and guidance policies Integrating labour market and skills intelligence within wider skills governance strategies Analysing online vacancies for LMI Developing an ... Read More
June 6, 2016John McCarthy

21

May2016
This very readable article from the New York Times highlights some of the mix of human, chance, economic and social factors that contribute to career success!
May 21, 2016John McCarthy

01

Jul2015
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 ... Read More
July 1, 2015John McCarthy

17

Mar2015
A recent survey of 1,500 Canadians of all ages, commissioned by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), along with the Counselling Foundation of Canada, show a high regard for the value of professional career guidance services and a declining ... Read More
March 17, 2015John McCarthy

29

Jan2015
This is the summary version of the review undertaken for USAID on the outcomes of Youth Workforce Development programmes for out of school youth.
January 29, 2015John McCarthy

29

Jan2015
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, ... Read More
January 29, 2015John McCarthy