JULY 2023: UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, CAREER DEVELOPMENT POLICY GROUP
The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy 161 B Avenue Sainte Marguerite, 06200 Nice, France Director Dr. John McCarthy | [email protected]
The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy, an international non-profit organisation, collects, publishes and disseminates career guidance policy and systems information internationally to help countries and regions/states/provinces to make better policies and strategies for career guidance for their citizens.
ICCDPP supports the organizing and hosting of international symposia on career development and public policy. See SYMPOSIA on the homepage drop-down menu of www.iccdpp.org for the agenda, inputs and outputs of the symposia held since 1999. It also undertakes the international and national follow-up of the recommendations of these symposia.
Career guidance has a century long rich history and tradition of theory and practice innovation in England. The consistency of such developments over time stands in stark contrast to its value and interest to policy makers and developers which fluctuate constantly in government policies for education, training, and employment. Since 2021, the Career Development Policy Group has been advocating with government for a Career Guidance Guarantee, encouraging the development of its existing career guidance system, including offering everyone access to lifelong career guidance.
This new publication What is Career Guidance Worth? is a policy advocacy document, developed by experts at the University of Derby, that explains what career guidance is, its benefits, the strengths of the existing career guidance system in England, and its costs. It proposes improvements to seven features of the existing career guidance system in order to implement a Career Guidance Guarantee for all, and the costing of such development.
This publication is a good example of a national career guidance policy advocacy document, well worth studying and emulating.
Wishing courage, safety, freedom, self-determination, and independence to the people of Ukraine and all of its territory
John McCarthy, Director, ICCDPP 22 July 2023
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ICCDPP wishes to acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Children and Education, Denmark, and the Canadian Career Development Foundation