June 6, 2019

Education and Employers’ latest report suggests that encounters with the world of work can improve GCSE results

For the first time in England, using a robust methodological approach (Randomised Control Trial) links have been demonstrated between young people’s engagement with the world of work through career talks and their GCSE attainment. This new research, entitled ‘Motivated to achieve’ shows that participation in career talks with volunteers from the world of work can change the […]

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June 5, 2019

ICCDPP Release Synthesis Papers for 2019 Symposium

The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy is pleased to bring to your attention the four synthesis papers arising from the 33 country papers prepared for the 9th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy which will be held shortly in Tromso, Norway. They concern how policies and systems for career guidance support the public […]

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May 29, 2019

2019 Australian Jobs Released

Australian Jobs provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers and providers, career advisers, those considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues. Australian Jobs allows users to explore a wide range of factors. For example, if you are thinking of a career in a particular […]

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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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