Career development support in changing labour markets

Lifelong Careers Guidance

Career development support in changing labour markets

3 November–15 December 2021
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

In times of changing labour markets, rapid technological developments and recovery from COVID-19, career development support is becoming increasingly important for people to manage the frequent and complex transitions within and between learning and work. At the same time, career development support services are challenged to provide better access and innovative ways of delivery to both youth and adults in a lifelong learning perspective. Career development support includes activities such as: - Career guidance for all, and especially for unemployed and inactive - Career education in schools, TVET institutes, universities and adult learning institutions - Career development support for workers. The ITCILO, ILO and the European Training Foundation (ETF) are joining forces to offer this new online course. Join us online to get new insights and examples around the world on how to make career development support more effective!

Who attends this course?

Policy-makers, planners and technical staff dealing with careers guidance matters (from ministries, agencies and other institutions in the field of education, higher education, TVET and employment services); representatives of employers' and workers' organisations, as well as NGOs.

What will I learn?

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with world-class experts and their peers how to enhance and/or develop career development support systems in the context of employment services, education and training institutions, and with regards to career development support for workers. In particular, participants will learn:

  • how to adapt career development support systems and services to global developments impacting on education and training systems and the labour markets
  • how key elements of career development support systems could be achieved, from coordination, to funding, quality, access, and use of technology
  • how career development support is linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and can contribute to wider public policy goals in education, lifelong learning, employment and social inclusion.

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