Career Guidance and Employer Engagement

By Pauline Mussett and Lucia Mytna Kurekova (OECD)

Career Guidance and Employer Engagement

Launched on the 5th July 2018 at the 5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training a new report from the OECD – “Career guidance and employer engagement”. The report was presented by Dr Anthony Mann, Head of VET and Adult Learning at the OECD, and former Director of Research at Education and Employers.

Career and education decisions are amongst the most important young people make. Gender, ethnicity and socio-economic factors all strongly affect these choices. Career guidance is both an individual and a social good: it helps individuals to progress in their learning and work, but it also helps the effective functioning of the labour and learning markets, and contributes to a range of social policy goals, including social mobility and equity. But what makes for effective provision? This paper looks at the features of good career guidance practice, including the need for schools to begin early and the essential role of exposure to the world of work.

Read the full paper here.