Title CAREER GUIDELINES - INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ON NEW CAREERS AND TRAINING PATHWAYS
Project Number 2009-1-IT1-LEO05-00211
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
This project aims to improve the Italian national system of guidance through the use of technological tools to support career choices and training.
Dieses Projekt zielt darauf ab, das Italienische System der Beratung durch den Einsatz technischer Instrumente zur Berufswahl und Ausbildung Unterstützung zu verbessern.
Ce projet vise à améliorer le système national de l'orientation par l'utilisation d'outils technologiques pour soutenir les choix de carrière et de formation.
The technolgical tool that this project aims to adapt and transfer is based on specific criteria to define careers that allows people to create a "matching" between the characteristics of different jobs and the preferences expressed by the users. This model, currently used in the many countries, provides a database of profiles, all built according to the same system and linked to several possible types of guidance, information and training provision for individuals and groups. The model has already been partially developed and tested by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. This significant and successful experience will be enhanced and extended in a different sector (Employment Offices), involving a specific target of beneficiaries (young people at risk of school drop-out) and at national level.
The project aims to improve the quality of vocational and educational guidance services provided by the Employment Offices in different geographical contexts (Toscana, Marche, Piemonte, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Puglia), through the transfer of the model provided by Cascaid - Loughborough University (UK), which will be refined through a process of analysis, translation and testing, with the help and supervision of qualified partners in Europe and organizations that have already successfully used the model. The project is promoted by the Province of Grosseto, with the technical support of qualified Italian organizations. The main results are the translation and adaptation of at least 60 new careers' profiles, 500 copies of the printed version of the manual for guidance and counselling, testing of the model in 20 Employment Offices divided into at least 5 regions of Italy, the creation of an online platform for the collection of good practices and the construction and maintenance of careers' profiles.
The expected impact: improving the quality of guidance services for young people at risk; enrichment of the guidance processes, to support individual choices of training and careers; enlargement of information concerning careers and related training system; improving of integration dynamics between systems; promoting awareness on the European dimension of guidance.
The main reason for the project is the emerging need for guidance tools, able to help young people to improve knowledge and awareness on careers and related training pathways. In Italy, most guidance services at the local level are provided by the Public Employment Offices: especially for youth and adolescents, they offer strategic information, guidance and counselling. Unfortunately, in many Public Employment Offices there are no adequate tools to highlight the connections between the personal interests, the potential career paths and a consistent education and training offer. Therefore, many educational and occupational choices are made without adequate knowledge of all the possible careers currently available on the Italian and European labour market.
This project aims to spread in different regional contexts an advanced guidance tool to improve the quality of the guidance system.
For more information please visit the website: http://career.guidelines.it
Access for disadvantaged
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Information and Communication
description of new occupation profiles
open and distance learning
Product information The project will improve the use of the english database of careers named ICAS in Italy. This database was created to help people to choose and to plan the vocational training and the career.