ICT Systems to support careers guidance: demonstration workshop

This workshop, organised by the Mature project will include demonstrations of the Labour Market visualisation tools and the Webquest modules.

Scarman House, University of of Warwick, Coventry – 29 September, 2011. For more details contact Jenny Bimrose.

ERSC Seminar Series on Careers Guidance

Against a turbulent policy background in which the profession of careers guidance is being reviewed and reformulated, this seminar series will provide a forum in which academics, policy makers and policy shapers, trainees and practitioners can contribute to the understanding, and solution, of crucial issues, as well as their inter-connections. In so doing, it will make a timely contribution to current policy formulation and debates about high quality services. The seminar series will contribute to and integrate knowledge in relation to three major policy agendas that all have careers guidance as a key strand. First is the Europe-wide lifelong learning agenda which aims to facilitate Europe’s development as a knowledge society through individuals’ engagement in learning and training (e.g. CEDEFOP, 2009; Commission of the European Communities, 2009). Second, is the social equity agenda, focusing on fair, inclusive and just processes and practices in the delivery of public services (e.g. Women and Work Commission, 2009; HM Government, 2009). Third, is the up-skilling agenda, which seeks to address key skill gaps in the workforce in order to increase global economic competitiveness and growth (e.g. HM Treasury, 2006; UKCES 2009).

Seminar 4: Emerging & potential uses of ICT to enhance careers practice (title to be confirmed)

29 November 2011, University of West of Scotland

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