May 10, 2019

Country Reviews of Policies and Systems for Career Guidance 2019

From Norway to Chile, from Syria to Sri Lanka, from France to Japan, how are policies and systems for career guidance supporting the public and employers to manage the structural and occupational changes occurring in the labour market and their social impact? The 33 countries participating in the 9th International Symposium on Career Guidance and […]

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“To see ourselves as others see us”: Post-primary school students’ drawings of scientists before and after participation in a career orientation programme.

This study examines the impact of a Career Orientation Programme (COP) on young people’s perceptions of scientists. Research has shown that stereotypes of scientists, and more generally careers, start in early childhood. The authors argue that scientists are often unrealistically stereotyped by young people as elderly, glass-wearing men in lab coats with ‘crazy hair’. Such […]

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April 13, 2019

VET for secondary school students: acquiring an array of technical and non-technical skills

The role of vocational education and training (VET) in preparing secondary school students for employment, further training and the changing world of work has long been a topic of interest among employers, educationalists and policymakers. More recent attention has also been on VET’s role in assisting in the development of non-technical skills (for example, employability […]

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March 29, 2019

Release of Department of Jobs and Small Business’ workforce shortage research results

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has released the 2018 results of its ongoing workforce shortage research. This is a regular, six monthly update on the Department’s website at The detailed release of the research results includes: a large number of occupational reports analysing the labour market for trades workers (including engineering, automotive, construction, […]

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March 4, 2019

The Future of Work: An analysis of the impact of technology on careers education.

Supported by Education and Employers, CASCAID has launched their latest report The Future of Work, which explores the impact of technology on young people’s expectations of work and careers education. The report includes new analysis of data from CASCAID’s career education platform, Kudos, which is actively used by over 2,000 schools. The report compares the results of skills […]

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