$File/career%20guidance%20course.jpgThe ILO's International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) and the ETF will jointly offer a new training and knowledge-sharing course on career guidance policies and practices. The training in Turin, Italy, on 21-25 October 2013 is designed for planners and decision makers in employment, education and training. It responds to an increasing demand for career guidance and related capacity-building services in partner countries.

Course content

The one-week course will comprise five learning units:

(1) The need and rationale for career guidance;
(2) Delivery models of career guidance - finding the optimal career guidance mix;
(3) The crucial role of labour market and career information;
(4) Key elements of effective career guidance;
(5) Next steps of policy implementation - key messages and ways forward.

The course will pay special attention to the specific issues (i.e. informal economy, negative stereotyping of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), specific meaning of 'career'), which developing and transition countries need to address when building career guidance services.

Lecturers and scientific support

Activity manager of the course is Mostefa Boudiaf (ITC-ILO) and the main lecturers will be Dr Gideon Arulmani (India), Dr John McCarthy (ICCDPP), Donna Koeltz (ILO) and Helmut Zelloth (ETF). Scientific support in the course design has been provided by Professor Ronald Sultana (Malta) and Dr Aboubakr Badawi (Egypt).

Expected participants

The course is targeted both to employment and education/training sector representatives:

•    Employment, TVET and education planners at national, regional and local government levels;
•    Employment services staff;
•    Representatives of employers and workers' organisations;
•    Members of boards of trustees of educational and training institutions and bodies, or similar committees; and
•    Leaders in guidance professional societies and unions.

Deadline for application

The deadline for application is 16 September 2013. Interested candidates are kindly requested to fill in the online registration form. The course leaflet provides more information.

NB: The ETF, as a decentralised agency of the European Union, is a non-profit entity. The course fees are charged solely by the ILO to cover for the tuition fees and specified subsistence costs.