February 25, 2021

How schools can help protect young people in a recession

Career guidance has never been seen as more important but what really makes a difference to the prospects of young people? This paper provides guidance to schools on how school leaders, teachers and guidance professionals can be most confident that they are providing useful support to students. It summarises available research on how schools can […]

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February 11, 2021

OECD release new report – Career Guidance for Adults in a Changing World of Work

Career guidance is a fundamental policy lever to help adults successfully navigate a constantly evolving labour market through advice and information on job and training opportunities. Most adults who do not train say that there was no training offer that they wanted to take up (82%). This may reflect a lack of understanding of the […]

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January 21, 2021

Productivity Commission, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review, Study Report.

A skilled workforce is fundamental to Australia’s future. As a pillar of our post-school education system, the vocational education and training (VET) system enables people to develop and maintain the skills needed to participate effectively in society and the economy. Millions of Australians with diverse educational needs, capabilities and aspirations have obtained or honed their […]

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January 5, 2021

Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic: results of a joint international survey – June to August 2020

This report, recently published through CEDEFOP, captures changes in career guidance policies, systems and practices arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, as observed across 93 countries globally between the end of June and the beginning of August 2020. The research shows that career guidance systems received some policy attention and increased funding in several countries enabling […]

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December 17, 2020

OECD publishes a new working paper – Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19

The OECD has just published a new Working Paper, Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19. The paper reviews academic literature that analyses national longitudinal datasets and provides evidence of teenage career-related indicators of better than expected adult employment outcomes.  It then analyses PISA2018 data to […]

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