The OECD has recently published a working paper that examines features of good career guidance practice in assisting young people to make informed career choices. It highlights the essential role and importance of employers in helping the career learning of young people - learning about occupations, the world of work, ...
September 11, 2018John McCarthy
This 2004 review covered 7 countries: Chile, Russia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, and Turkey. The study sought to: to identify and describe the distinctive issues faced by developing and transition economies in forming effective policies in career guidance and counseling; to identify emerging examples of best practice, and ...
November 13, 2017John McCarthy
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 ...
November 9, 2017John McCarthy
A 2017 Asian Development Bank consultant review of labour market information in Uzbekistan found that limited resources and information are available to assist youth and adults make informed career decisions. Existing resources include career orientation programs in Grades 8-9, student visits to Specialized Secondary Colleges, and some Colleges have individual web ...
November 8, 2017John McCarthy
Dear Readers Most of you did not have the opportunity to attend the International Symposium in Seoul, Korea, in June 2017. Just to recall the theme and subthemes: Theme: Career Development: At the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact Subtheme 1: Understanding How Work Opportunities are Changing Subtheme 2: Ensuring that the Content and Delivery of Career ...
July 5, 2017John McCarthy
Young people in Nepal face many challenges in making labour market and societal transitions, both of which are intertwined. Almost 70% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture, mainly family farming. School drop-out to support family livelihood occurs early in schooling. Emigration for work is very important in terms of ...
April 23, 2017John McCarthy
In many countries, Entrepreneurship as a career option is often a marginalised choice because the general curricula of education and training at all levels pay little attention to the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in entrepreneurship. This is often reinforced by careers information systems that emphasise employment over self-employment. Likewise, entrepreneurship ...
December 13, 2016John McCarthy
See you all in Seoul! Please get on board our journey to Career Development: at the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact. The 8th ICCDPP International Symposium 2017 will be held in Seoul, Korea on 18 ~ 21 June 2017. Your country is most welcome to join us and share your thoughts and experiences ...
September 22, 2016John McCarthy
The primary goal of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialised agency of United Nations, is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. As part of its mission to promote social justice and internationally recognized human ...
August 12, 2016John McCarthy
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 ...
June 6, 2016John McCarthy