In order to be successful an adult needs to have a structured career. Career guidance is supposed to be provided to employees by every institution / organization / business.
The discussions within the working groups highlighted the following:
- Lack of guidance from central institutions.
- One of the functions of the Development Unit established at the public VET providers is to provide career guidance, among other things.
- Some NGOs provide sporadic career guidance training.
- In pre-university secondary education elements of career guidance are integrated into the curriculum.
- In general, career guidance is unstructured and fragmented.
- There is no structured career guidance for adults.
- No career guidance is provided at an early age, although a good and structured career guidance for adults should begin at an early age.
As regards the competent institutions or mechanisms, the following were identified:
- Local regional employment offices
- Public and private providers of initial and continuous VET
- The National Employment Service
- Market need analysis at national level
As regards positive practices, the following were highlighted:
- Provision of career guidance at Universities.
- The establishment of Development Units in public VET providers.
- Implementation of internships/ WBL in companies.
- Integration of career elements into the curriculum.
- Organisation and participation in job fairs.
- Cooperation of VET providers and Universities with the private sector.
As regards the future challenges related to adult career guidance, the following were identified:
- Better harmonization and interaction between stakeholders.
- Greater attention by line ministries and other institutions in charge of adult career guidance.
- Public and private providers to provide career guidance training for adults.
- Businesses to provide career guidance and continuous professional training.
- Provision of career guidance at an early age.
- The increase in the level of information, awareness and promotion of adult career guidance.