Title E-MANUAL FOR EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL COUNSELLING
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/LV/004
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The suggested project’s products make an essential contribution to the development of a practice-oriented, interactive online tool that helps educational and vocational counsellors to identify high-quality counselling in the partner countries and in the EU. In addition, it helps to facilitate the assessment of counsellors’ own counselling services and improvement of required competences, as well as help any person managing their career themselves.
The educational and vocational counselling is an effective labour market instrument. A new approach to this counselling as an employment strategy is still in infancy in all EU countries, in particular in transition countries like Latvia and Bulgaria. The project’s products make an essential contribution to the development of a practice-oriented, interactive online tool that helps educational and vocational counsellors to identify high-quality counselling.
The project team developed a module of methodical materials for expanding and increasing education and vocational competences of Bachelor and Master degree students or of any person interested in self-assessment and managing their career themselves. Therefore it will provide the labour market with suitable personnel thus contributing to raising the employment rate – a matter of considerable significance nowadays. Continuous economic crisis, rapid structural changes in the economy sectors, mobility, globalisation etc., make the proportion of the employed and the unemployed on the labour market increasingly incompatible.
The project partnership transferred, developed, tested and evaluated an innovative, practice oriented online instrument – Quality Manual for Educational and Vocational Counselling (MEVOC), which will support educational and vocational counsellors in their work, as well as teachers, students, etc. Furthermore, the project partnership divided the Career Counsellors’ Quality Standards in five themes and developed a module of methodical materials – special handouts, thus making this tool available for persons without special qualification.
All project products are available on the project’s website in English and are translated in the languages of all project partners (Bulgarian, German, Greek, and Latvian). This contributes to the European dimension of the project’s product since the product may be used by counsellors and other interested persons from different countries.
The project partnership successfully achieved a preliminary set of tangible and intangible outcomes. During economic crisis, the elaborated tools available on the project website are a great support for the work of educational and vocational counsellors, as well as for students and for every person interested in her/his career. Therefore the tools will help to solve the labour market problems in the crisis situation.
Open and distance learning
Other Service Activities
open and distance learning
program or curricula
material for open learning