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New toolkit helps strengthen national career and lifelong learning approaches

The European Commission has published a practitioner's toolkit to help public employment services (PES) to assess needs and strengthen the career guidance (CG) and lifelong learning system (LLL) and services.

‘The Toolkit is written for teams in PES where services and partnerships are considered and planned, working together with education, employers, third sector organisations, and others in building and strengthening the CG and LLL system and services,’ said the European Commission. It can be useful both for PES teams responsible for a certain labour market area, and for national teams redesigning and planning PES service processes, connected to career guidance and lifelong learning.

The practitioner’s toolkit provides answers to the following questions, among others:

  • Which partners can PES cooperate with?
  • Which services should be offered to people at different stages of a lifecycle?

The toolkit also provides a template for drafting an action plan. It uses instruments like forecasting, partnership building, collaboration with employers, a multi-channelling approach, staff monitoring and capacity building.

Toolkit: Building Career Guidance and Lifelong Learning


Source: European Commission

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