15 septembre 2013

ILO training centre and ETF to offer course in career guidance

http://www.etf.europa.eu/webatt.nsf/0/0B0A1ECFF0242566C1257BD0002F1592/$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.

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25 novembre 2012

Euroguidance: 20 ans! Nouveaux outils, nouveaux usages

Euroguidance : 20 ans ! Nouveaux outils, nouveaux usages
Mercredi, 12 Décembre 2012 - Paris
Euroguidance organise les troisièmes rencontres nationales du réseau qui rassembleront les professionnels impliqués dans les questions d'orientation tout au long de la vie et de mobilité en Europe. Euroguidance est un réseau européen de centres nationaux de ressources pour l'orientation et la mobilité cofinancé par la Commission européenne. Programme et inscription.
Euroguidance organise les 3° rencontres nationales du réseau et profite de cette occasion pour fêter les 20 ans du programme!
La conférence « Euroguidance: 20 ans! Nouveau programme, nouveaux outils » réunira une centaine de professionnels de la mobilité et de l'orientation. Au cours de cette journée seront présentés les outils développés par le réseau ELGPN, par les collègues Belge et Suédois et par la France. Aura lieu également une table ronde sur le thème: « les nouvelles technologies au service de la professionnalisation des acteurs de l'orientation et de la mobilité ». Attention: le nombre de places étant limité, une confirmation de votre inscription définitive vous sera envoyée par retour d'email. Contacts: Laurent Lascrou et Elodie Delalande.
Le réseau EuroguidanceEn France
Pour la promotion de la mobilité en Europe et pour développer la dimension européenne de l’orientation  tout au long de la vie, il existe deux  réseaux de centres nationaux de ressources Euroguidance sous la tutelle de deux ministères. Un comité de pilotage comprenant des représentants de toutes les institutions concernées fixe des priorités et identifie les actions communes à mettre en place. Il coopère avec les représentants du réseau ELGPN, réseau pour les politiques d’orientation. Ces deux réseaux travaillent en partenariat, la coordination et la gestion d’Euroguidance sont  assurées par l’agence nationale Europe Education Formation France (www.europe-education-formation.fr). Site du réseau Euroguidance France.
Euroguidance: 20 years! New tools, new uses
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Paris
Euroguidance organized the third national network meetings bring together professionals involved in policy issues throughout life and mobility in Europe. Euroguidance is a European network of national resource centers for orientation and mobility co-funded by the European Commission. Programme and registration.
Euroguidance organizes 3 national meetings of the network and take this opportunity to celebrate 20 years of the program! More...

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05 mai 2010

The quality of guidance services gives rise to debate

The quality of guidance services has become a crucial public policy-making issue in OECD membercountries. In order to improve this quality, some countries are setting up competence standards, introducing market mechanisms or specific managerial procedures. The highly segmented French system makes it difficult to improve the quality and user-friendliness of services rendered to citizens. Various national and regional initiatives have been launched, based on coherent lifelong vocationalidance policies. However, some debate has been focusing on the questions which arise: is it preferable to develop all-inclusive, crosssectional quality standards or specialized ones targeting specific groups? Should the system be decentralized for the sake of greater proximity? And what methods of assessment should be adopted?
It is not easy at present to determine whether decompartmentalizing guidance segments will improve the quality of services, although the financial impact is fairly predictable, since rationalizing the present structures is bound to reduce the overall costs. In addition, geographical proximity is no longer essential, since longdistance services such as telephone platforms and internet portals are now available. In view of the development of ICT and the present knowledge society’s increasing need for information, quality no longer seems to depend on geographical proximity, which suggests that it may be worth re-centralizing and unifying this whole network of services. However, guidance is not just a matter of giving people access to information. The need for personal counselling and accompaniment, especially among those who are unable to handle their own informational needs, will continue to involve differentiating between services catering for highly diverse groups of users.
Isabelle Borras (LEPII), Claudine Romani (Céreq). Training and Empoyment, n° 85, March-April 2010. Download the document.

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28 janvier 2010

Training and careers guidance for people over 50

http://www.niace.org.uk/sites/all/themes/niace/images/niace-logo.pngNIACE believes that the UK cannot afford to waste the talents of older workers as it emerges from recession. This is the main message of its response to the Government's consultation on the default retirement age, and is clearly supported by the report from the Equality and Human Rights Commision (EHRC). However, this abolition needs to be linked to significant investment in training and careers guidance for people over 50 and not limited to younger people.
NIACE believes that the default retirement age should be abolished for three reasons: * It is unfair. The default retirement age allows employers to dismiss people regardless of their capability or aspirations on the arbitrary basis of age. This contradicts the spirit of the law on equality and human rights; * it damages the efficient management of the workforce, by removing productive workers and demotivating many in their last years before retirement; and * it is inconsistent with Government policy to encourage people to remain longer in the workforce: to improve the economic dependency ratio and improve the health and wellbeing of the adult population.
The relationship between learning and the lifecourse was a major feature of the recent report of the National Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning (sponsored by NIACE). Its report, Learning through Life, argues that demographic change makes it important to reconsider education and training policy in a lifecourse perspective. It proposed that the current three phase model, which dominates public policy (with breaks at 18-22 and 60/65), should be replaced with a ‘four quarters' model (divided at 25, 50 and 75) which would better reflect people's experience of life and work, and the needs of the economy. Critically, this change would recognise the phase from 50-75 as one of continuing engagement with society, through paid and unpaid work, but with progressive disengagement from the paid economy, rather than a sharp break at a formal retirement age.

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16 juin 2009

1st International Conference University Guidance versus Tertiary Pedagogy, Prague, 29th – 30th June 2009

Association of the University Guidance CounsellorsCoherence, cooperation and duality of the University guidance systems in the 21st century Complex approach to the university guidance and its interference with tertiary education. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, (Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze), Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Prague 6 – Suchdol, conference hall of the Study and Information Centre / SIC.
University guidance systems in the context of the types of University and regional needs. University guidance systems in the context of university education in the 21st century: networks, methods, forms, strategies, finance education of university advisors and paradigms of the university guidance systems and tertiary education. Programme. Conference Topics.

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03 juin 2008

Career guidance in restructuring enterprises: designing effective strategies to support redundant workers

AO/ECVL/RLAR/GuidanceRestructuring/008/08. Deadline: 20 August 2008.
The purpose of this invitation to tender is to launch a study on the contributions of career guidance and counselling to socially responsible restructuring.  In particular, the study will consider how career guidance can be most successfully and cost-effectively delivered to support displaced workers or soon-to-be displaced workers due to restructuring. The study will highlight examples of commendable practice and effective policies in different economic sectors.
This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities 2008/S 110-146920 of 07.06.2008. Deadline of submitting tenders: 20.08.2008 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders)
Requests for clarification concerning this call for tender, if any, will be published under this banner.  Please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates. If you are downloading these documents from our website, kindly send us an e-mail (c4t-services@cedefop.europa.eu) notifying us.

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