This handbook supports the transfer and adaptation of career development tools used in guidance, early school leaving prevention, employment services, youth centres and other organisations.
It provides insights for policy-makers and managers of careers into how to use the potential of ICT to help people find training and jobs, increase their employability, and develop their competences. Using detailed analysis of the most established and effective practices in the EU, it also offers a decision-making tool, to help readers select the best options for their local context and target group(s).
The primary objective of this handbook is to support structured knowledge exchange on activities, methods and tools supporting the successful integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) and labour market information (LMI) in career guidance services and presenting potential for transferability. The handbook aims to support (national level) managers in identifying successful ICT and LMI initiatives to transfer to their context and providing guidelines on how to integrate them into their national context by identifying and analysing their essential components. The handbook aims to serve as a starting point, as more elaborated information is available in the individual ICT and LMI case studies annexed to it.
The 25 ICT and LMI practices presented have been selected using a multidimensional decision framework (Chapter 1), with a view to meeting the
following quality conditions:
(a) compatibility with research priorities for ICT and LMI integration in career guidance;
(b) innovativeness, exhibiting sufficient and reliable evidence for positive impact and successful implementation in the framework of career guidance centres at national and/or regional level;
(c) transferability and adaptability to other contexts.
The case studies were developed using meaningful data and information collected through interview-based fieldwork, conducted under the frame of field visits to the organisations responsible for the implementation of the selected practices; there was also well-targeted desk research prior to each field visit. With this in mind, the following section provides guidelines on how to use the current handbook.
SOURCE: Cedefop (2018). Handbook of ICT practices for guidance and career development. Luxembourg: Publications Office. http://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2801/368695
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