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My Life After School: Enabling transitions into work

Summary

My Life After School is a website where students can find information about different career paths. It provides practical information about schools, living costs, salaries, and chance of getting a job in the Czech Republic. Also, there is information about work environment, workload and videos showing the different kinds of job. The different jobs in the resource are categorised by alphabetical order, fields of study or work activities.

Published on the 16/05/2023

Launch year2022

How many schools are currently making use of it?51-250+

Other tagsIs informed by research, Is funded by government, Is recognized by peers, Is an evaluated resource, Free of cost

Career developmentAccessing information/guidance, Questionnaires, Labour Market Information, Subject selection, Post-secondary education & training

Age groupLower-secondary (ages 12 to 15), Upper-secondary (ages 16 to 18)

TechnologyVideo streaming

CountryCzechia

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Resource overview

Website: My Life After School

My Life After School is for free to use. It used in many different subjects within secondary schools - usually in civil studies. The students can work with this resource by themselves. They get the opportunity to explore different occupations. Schools are offered free model lessons from MS PAKT which guide students through the application

Description of technology

The resource works as a normal website. It is free for everyone who has access to internet. There is also a video (in Czech) on YouTube, that can guide users through the application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsVkaEyU5VM/

How the resource makes career guidance more effective, efficient and/or equitable for students

My Life After School is especially useful because it holds a lot of information regarding guidance counselling in one place. It makes searching for possible career path easier and more accessible. Students can find information about suitable education routes, wages, chances to get a job with every single occupation. The resource also allows students to calculate what their living costs can be expected to be.

Challenges or potential barriers to use

It is only for the Czech Republic. Even though the resource is updated regularly, it is not possible to add information about every single occupation, because it is limited by the availability of statistical data.r.

The resource is free of charge

Support for users

The resource is very self-explanatory. Every student can work with it by themselves. It is best when a teacher explains basic information about labour market before students start going through the app.

Additional details

Has the resource been…

Yes or No?

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…informed by research?

Yes

All the information is updated every year from sources including the Labour Office, National Project Kompas and statistics of average wages from organisation Trexima.

…funded by government?

No

The resource was financed by Regional Project OKAP, which is financed by European Union. It is also supported by Regional Offices and Labour Offices which use it within career counselling.

https://www.euroguidance.cz/novinky/2020/nckp.html/

…recognized by peers?

No

In 2020, it won a national award for career counselling.

…evaluated?

No

At the end of application, there is a questionary, where users evaluate their satisfaction with resource. At the moment the average score is 4.2 from 5 stars.

This resource is government supported.

Disclaimer: This content is provided by the submitting organisation.

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