Next month (8th NOVEMBER – 13th DECEMBER 2022) sees the formal launch of the first Global Careers Month. The month will include events across the world and will soon be formally announced with a dedicated website.
Global Careers Month is an initiative of the Inter-Agency Group on Career Guidance which includes the International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission (EC), the European Training Foundation (ETF), and CEDEFOP.
Get involved – put on an event. If you work in a school, college, training centre, university and/or part of a professional body or sector lead why not put on an event to mark the month? In support of this initiative dmh associates are launching their latest webinar “Youth Employment: Testing times“
The objectives are to:
Raise awareness about the role and importance of effective career guidance to enable access to employment, decent work, careers, and to support individual and community development in challenging economic times and contexts
Identify shared challenges to the development of career guidance systems as well as local specificities linked to local contexts;
Showcase high quality, as well as innovative solutions to promote career development support in diverse contexts and for learners at different stages of their educational and vocational pathways
Disseminate research undertaken by the collaborating agencies on the design and delivery of effective career guidance.
Global Careers Month is an initiative of the Inter-Agency Group on Career Guidance which includes the International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, the World Bank, OECD, the European Commission, the European Training Foundation, and CEDEFOP.
These highly influential organisations have a shared vision and believe career guidance deserves greater attention from national authorities (e.g. ministries of education, labour, youth, economic development, ) and social partners (e.g. employers, trades unions, community organisations etc).
There will be an opening and a closing Global webinar – more details to follow.
National and regional associations will organise regional events by:
Organising webinars during the month of activities, reflecting on challenges, practices, and initiatives of each global region
Associating relevant national and regional initiatives to Global Careers Month, thus increasing their visibility.
Individuals and organisations from across the world interested in cooperating with this initiative may propose ideas.
They can also contact relevant local career services and practitioners to document and display practices/testimonials of interest or gather research outputs and tools that may contribute to a global library to support a community of practice.