Title DEVELOP PROTOTYPE TRAINING SYSTEM OF CAREER GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
Project Number -2013-1-GR1-LEO05-13787
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Making career choices is challenging. The role of a career counsellor is to aid individuals in making those career decisions that suit them best. The evaluation of educational skills and aspects of personality are often those to help recognize the inclination of the individual.
One the other hand, existing career counsellor systems are not closely related to the work and business life. Consequently, the final beneficiaries (young people) do not have a straightforward picture of whether they are suitable to work in the professions they have chosen.
Career counsellors should also be familiar with up-to-date technological packages and innovative educational tools/materials, pedagogical methods, aiming to describe in the most accurate approach individuals’ needs.
Nowadays, the role of career guidance counselors becomes more and more crucial, as previous studies funded by the LLP, have indicated that people are not always able on their own to identify career opportunities. Nowadays, career counselors should be able to inform, guide and provide advice to individuals, being familiar with up-to-date technological packages and innovative educational tools/materials etc., aiming to describe in the most accurate approach their needs. The proposed project seeks to direct career counselors to be able to link job market opportunities with individual competencies of young people, in order to help them in acquiring the best of their skills and choices. The project aims to support initial and continuous training for career guidance counselors, by strengthening the link between Career Guidance Counselors and working life (enterprises, occupational sectors, etc.), developing the capacities of Career Guidance Counselors for job and career guidance to individuals. Therefore, through adaptation of existing innovative training methods, a pilot training system of career guidance counselors, closely connected to the working life, will be formed.
Regarding the partnership, it has been designed so it is well balanced, both geographically dispersed & in terms of partners’ competencies & contribution to the project. Partners’ capabilities, experience and networking activities will ensure a successful development of the project, as well as efficient dissemination of the outcomes & viable exploitation planning.
This project contributes to the improvement of national career guidance systems and will definitely help to enhance services for job-seekers. The development of a network of career counselors will help in future reduction of unemployment, as it will significantly, adequate and properly, improve - both in terms of the employee and the employer- the distribution of the work force.
The main aim of the project titled: DEVELOP PROTOTYPE TRAINING SYSTEM OF CAREER GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS (INNO-CAREER) is to develop, through the adaptation of existing innovative approaches - methods, a pilot training system of career guidance counsellors, which is closely connected to the working life.
The specific aims of this proposed project is to:
• Strengthen the link between Career Guidance Counsellors and working life (enterprises, occupational sectors, etc.).
• Develop the capacities of Career Guidance Counsellors for job and career guidance to individuals.
• Improve the career guidance of citizens.
• Support the initial and continuous training of Career Guidance Counsellors.
Therefore, the above aims are linked with the support and continuous training of the career guidance counsellors. Those may be VET teachers, trainers, tutors or VET institution managers.
program or curricula
INNO-CAREER project is well balanced designed in terms of partners’ competencies & contribution to the project. Partners’ capabilities, experience and networking activities will ensure a successful development of the project, as well as efficient dissemination of the outcomes & viable exploitation planning.
INNO-CAREER project also is designed, in order to cover all the main aims & objectives priorities of the project. The main products are: website, CD-ROM, program and teaching material.