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23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019

Career guidance: policy and practice

23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019

Career guidance: policy and practice

Career guidance: policy and practice

Course Information

23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9012099

English

Enrolment deadline: 04 September 2019

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Description

Description

This course focuses on building the awareness and capacities of planners and policy-makers in formulating and implementing careers guidance policies and programmes. It will help participants to improve the relevance and impact of careers guidance.

Target audience

Target audience

The course addresses both experts and technical staff working in the field of employment, as well as professionals working in the education/training sector, in particular: Counsellors and planners of employment, TVET and education services at national, regional and local governmental levels; Leaders of professional guidance societies and unions; Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations involved in educational decision-making and TVET; Other representatives of educational and training institutions; Staff of public and private employment services, job centres, schools, vocational training centres and other institutions working in the area of careers guidance.

Why a course on Career Guidance?

Why a course on Career Guidance?

Career Guidance as a concept of lifelong guidance is relatively new. This concept conveys that choosing a career which matches the interest, skills and values of a person, significantly increases the chances for success and fulfilment in their professional life and at the same time will avoid the waste of human talent and resources through wrong career choices. It is widely acknowledged that career guidance is beneficial not only for the individual’s empowerment and choices for the future but also contributes to achieving public policy goals in the labour market, as well as to a more pertinent and effective education and vocational training system.

A sound career guidance system will improve labour market dynamics. It can also:
• Prevent or reduce unemployment;
• Enhance labour mobility;
• Match supply and demand of the labour market;
• Ensure better labour supply and address skills shortages;
• Contribute to the development of human resources;
• Improve the efficiency of education and training systems;
• Bridge the education system to the labour market.

Career guidance can also contribute to achieving social equity goals, such as increasing the social inclusion of disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as migrant workers, ethnic minorities or persons with disability. It is also a tool to increase gender equity, for example, to address gender segmentation, tackle gender-based stereotypes or to support the participation of women in the labour market.

There is an increasing demand for career guidance and related capacity building services worldwide. Developing and middle-income countries are experiencing the effects of globalisation. Push- and pull factors arising from labour market reforms and modernisation of education and training systems in many other countries call for the introduction or improvement of career guidance provision. Thus, there is a perceived need for capacity building of those countries in order to increase the employability of their workforce and conceive and implement modern career guidance.

With this in mind, the ITCILO is offering, in close collaboration with the European Training Foundation, a joint course on career guidance policy and practice from a lifelong perspective.

What are the learning objectives?

What are the learning objectives?

The goal of the course is to enable participants to design and implement new or better career guidance services. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Assess the need for career guidance at the national or regional levels and select appropriate models;
• Plan for the establishment or improvement of career guidance services in different settings (public employment services, schools, TVET institutions,  etc.);
• Shape career guidance services according to cultural and social realities;
• Prepare training for career guidance staff and practitioners based on international standards.

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

Participants will learn about career guidance for employment services (public or private), TVET centres and other educational or labour market related institutions. 

UNIT 1. The need and rationale for career guidance - concepts and realities

UNIT 2. Career guidance policies, including a lifelong learning perspective

UNIT 3. Delivery models - finding the optimal mix

UNIT 4. Understanding the labour market and career information

UNIT 5. Next steps for implementation

Who are the speakers?

Who are the speakers?

  • Gideon Arulmani, The Promise Foundation (India), Director
  • Helmut Zelloth, ETF, Senior Specialist in VET Policies and Systems
  • Susanne Kraatz, National expert seconded from the Federal Employment Agency
  • Germany, European Parliament, DG Internal Policies
  • Stefano Merante, ITCILO, TVET/Skills Development Programme Officer
  • Rute Mendes, ITCILO, Youth Employment Programme Officer

Why should you join?

Why should you join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and effective learning methodologies.

  • This course is highly participatory and facilitates discussions between experts and participants.
  • Different learning methodologies, interactive presentations, and group exercises allow for knowledge-sharing and reflection.
  • Participants are encouraged to share interesting documents, such as plans, programmes, and policy statements, related to career guidance.

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

 

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