January 4, 2023

Minimising early leaving from vocational education and training in Europe: career guidance and counselling as auxiliary levers

This report maps the existing career guidance and counselling policies and practices supporting learners at risk and early leavers from vocational education and training in the 27 EU countries plus the UK. It analyses the key characteristics of these policies and practices, identifies emerging trends and common partners in general education and VET, and identifies […]

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October 23, 2022

Primary Teachers make a big impact with Little Ripples

        The National Careers Institute has once again teamed up with the Career Industry Council of Australia to develop a second suite of ‘Little Ripples’ resources to support the aspirational conversations primary school educators and teachers have with their students. These conversations not only help shape their students’ future career aspirations, but they […]

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New version of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development (the Blueprint) released

After more than a decade of use since its first publication, a review of the Blueprint was commissioned in 2021 by the National Careers Institute and undertaken by the Career Industry Council of Australia. The aim of the review was to determine the current usage and effectiveness of the Blueprint and to make recommendations for […]

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August 30, 2022

The Jobs and Skills Summit must consider the importance of career development support.

On the eve of the Australian Governments Jobs and Skills Summit, the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is keen to see continued and easy access in the provision of career development support to Australians of all ages and stages of their career in addressing the challenges around jobs, skills and the economy. Megan Fritsch, […]

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August 22, 2022

Cities in transition. How vocational education and training can help cities become smarter and greener

Cities are key players in mitigating climate change and shaping the green transition via services and through regulatory competence. Using the smart and green city concept in existing and new urban settings contributes to achieving European Green Deal ambitions. This policy brief reports on a Cedefop skills foresight study which looked at the occupations and […]

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