An exploration of guidance in VET - Social Inclusion - from policy to practice
Practice in VET Guidance Counselling is characterised by the commitment of guidance practitioners to the provision of quality guidance services for their clients, including:
- those adults and young people for whom education and training has been a challenge;
- persons who have arrived to a foreign country seeking a new life;
- low income families and individuals;
- single parents, early school leavers and persons with disabilities.
All in all, guidance counselling in VET is underpinned by the desire to support people in trying to understand themselves and their choices better, providing support on how to make informed and useful decisions and how to overcome challenges and to engage their own capacities and motivations.
The article "Social Inclusion from policy to practice", from the National Centre for Guidance in Education, explores this theme (with particualr reference to Ireland) in more detail, and can be found through this link here.