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Effective Career Guidance

Effective career guidance enables young people to develop informed, critical perspectives about the relationship between education and employment, helping them to visualise and plan their transitions through schooling and into attractive work. Effective guidance is rich in first-hand encounters with the labour market, begins early and responds to the personal circumstances and interests of students.

At the OECD Career Readiness project, examples of effective career guidance are collected from around the world.

 

Examples of Practice - Lower Secondary School

Australia - BECOME career education programme: Providing an inquiry-based approach to career guidance beginning at primary/middle school.

Australia - St. Norbert College, Ocupationally-focused Work Experience and Student-led Career Fairs: enabling career thinking early, and ensuring that career education is made available from the whole school community.

Canada - Future Ready Learning K-12: enabling career thinking early, and ensuring that career education is made available from the whole school community.

Canada - Workplace Exploration in New Brunswick: enabling students to critically explore potential futures through exploratory workplace encounters.

Finland - Access to Guidance Counsellors and One-Stop Guidance Centres: facilitating easy access to trustworthy and understandable labour market information, and ensuring that advice is made available from guidance professionals.

France - Examples of Jobs and Careers in Science Class: bringing learning to life through integrating career learning into classroom teaching.

Germany - Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day: broadening and deepening the career thinking of students, challenging gender stereotypes through short workplace visits and job shadowing.

Korea - The Free Learning Semester Programme: supporting the flexible delivery of career education, and ensuring that employers, employees, and workplace experiences are systematically involved in provision.

New Zealand - Massey High School Building Academy: providing opportunities for young people to examine and explore the relationship between education and employment.

New Zealand - WE3 Continuum and Activities: enabling understanding of the relationship between classroom and workplace through critical exploration and engagement with the labour market.

United Kingdom - Career Talks with Guest Speakers: providing students with opportunities to explore future careers through first-hand interactions with employers and people in work.

United Kingdom - Inspiring the Future: helping young people to develop informed, critical perspectives about the relationship between education and employment through an efficient national delivery model.

United States - World of Work: assisting young people to analyse their individual strengths and interests through engagement with the working world in order to help students develop better understanding of career options and how they can be achieved.

Examples of Practice - Upper Secondary School

Australia - St. Norbert College, Ocupationally-focused Work Experience and Student-led Career Fairs: enabling career thinking early, and ensuring that career education is made available from the whole school community.

Canada - Centres of Excellence in New Brunswick: engaging employers in the funding and virtual delivery of information and experiential learning opportunities in strategically important economic sectors.

Canada - Future Ready Learning K-12: enabling career thinking early, and ensuring that career education is made available from the whole school community.

Canada - Take Our Kids to Work Day: providing secondary school students with virtual and in-person job shadowing opportunities.

Canada - Workplace Exploration in New Brunswick: enabling students to critically explore potential futures through exploratory workplace encounters.

Croatia - Public Employment Services & Job Search Preparation: providing easy access to information and guidance regarding the search for employment.

Finland - Access to Guidance Counsellors and One-Stop Guidance Centres: facilitating easy access to trustworthy and understandable labour market information, and ensuring that advice is made available from guidance professionals.

Finland - School-to-Work Group Method: enabling structured critical exploration of labour market entry through employer engagement to enhance transitions into work and psychological well-being.

Germany - Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day: broadening and deepening the career thinking of students, challenging gender stereotypes through short workplace visits and job shadowing.

Malta - Career Exposure Experience for Year 10 Students: enabling students to broaden and deepen career exploration through multiple job shadowing experiences.

New Zealand - Manurewa High School’s Passport to Employment programme: Offering secondary-school students opportunities to examine and explore the relationship between education and employment through first-hand experience of the world of work.

New Zealand - Massey High School Building Academy: providing opportunities for young people to examine and explore the relationship between education and employment.

New Zealand - SpeedMeet: helping secondary students to meet and engage with potential employers in the skilled trades and service industry.

New Zealand - WE3 Continuum and Activities: enabling understanding of the relationship between classroom and workplace through critical exploration and engagement with the labour market.

Spain - Career Talks at Colegio Legamar: offering secondary-school students opportunities to examine and explore the relationship between education and employment through career talks.

United Kingdom - Inspiring the Future: helping young people to develop informed, critical perspectives about the relationship between education and employment through an efficient national delivery model.

United States - Ethnographies of Work: enabling student agency and challenging inequality through critical investigation of the labour market.

United States - Guest Speakers at Chicago Public Schools: providing high school students with opportunities to explore future careers through interactions with employers and people in work in a classroom setting.

United States - Job Shadowing at Chicago Public Schools: providing high school students with career exploration experiences in the workplace.

United States - World of Work: assisting young people to analyse their individual strengths and interests through engagement with the working world in order to help students develop better understanding of career options and how they can be achieved.