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Webinar on career guidance and practice during the pandemic

Join the career guidance webinar taking place on Wednesday, 17 February which will share and discuss the findings of a survey and subsequent report, Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic, hosted by the International Labour Organization. The initiative investigating career guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic was a joint exercise by several international organisations: the European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), the European Commission, the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The survey design and implementation was coordinated by Cedefop.

The report outlines the various responses during the pandemic and examines the policy, systems and practice changes that occurred during the first phase of government reactions to the pandemic, the extent to which the pandemic and its social consequences triggered a debate on career guidance reform, and the role for career guidance in pandemic recovery measures. It also considers the support role of international and donor bodies. Improvement of access and quality of service provision during lockdown periods and the enhancement of the role of career guidance during economic recovery were some of the key conclusions.

Policymakers, social partners, career guidance practitioners and service managers will come together during the webinar to exchange knowledge, experiences and practices in an effort to understand how to address existing gaps, support recovery efforts and enable long-term system improvements. Be sure to join!

More information can be found on the dedicated page of the ILO website


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