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1 Developing young people's career management skills in Greece: The use of ICT and other methods as tools of lifelong guidance intervention Ms Fotini Vlachaki - Ms Helena Mastoraki, Guidance Experts, Greece PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009

2 Career management skills of young people counseling and guidance services information services – ICT tools lifelong career development PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009

3 Counseling & Guidance Services - Secondary education - 81 regional Counseling and Career Centers ( KESYP ), offer guidance services to students and young people up to 25 years old. - 570 School Career Counseling Offices ( GRASEP ) operate in secondary education schools. - 105 Offices for Connection with the Labour Market and Career Guidance ( GRASY ), operate in secondary technical vocational education schools. - Approximately 1000 trained guidance practitioners. - Computer based Psychometric tools (Vocational Interests, Decision Making, Vocational Self-efficancy, Vocational Values, Numeracy skills, mechanical skills)

4 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Counseling & Guidance Services – Employment Sector - 80 Centers for Employment Integration (KPA – OAED) and specialized Career Guidance Offices provide guidance, information and job placement services to the unemployed (adult and youngsters over 16een) all over Greece. Counseling & Guidance Services - Tertiary education - 37 Career Liaison Offices operate in Higher Education Institutes (AEI) and Higher Technological Educational Institutions (TEI). - Organization for Vocational Education & Training (OEEK) - 114 Career Development Offices (GEAS) in Institutes for Vocational Training (IEK) - pilot operation: provide information and job placement services to trainees all over Greece. - Organization for Tourism Education and Training (OTEK) - 5 Career Offices to support students and trainees to plan their career and enter the labor market. Counseling & Guidance Services – Initial Training Sector

5 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Counseling and Guidance Services: Examples of good practices in Secondary Education Career Education Programs in Secondary Education Schools - Pilot Career Education Projects as extra- curriculum activities, implemented on annual basis to support and expand the objectives of School Career Guidance at a local, regional and national level. - Career Days : KESYP, GRASEP, GRASY guidance practitioners, teachers, students in cooperation with local labour market experts. -thematic content: issues relating to the work environment, local economic activity, labour relations and occupational sectors, the European dimension of education-employment, the development of skills. - activities: visits, information meetings, projects, interviews, field research, web or written communication.

6 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Counseling and Guidance Services: Examples of good practices in Secondary Education 700 Career Guidance School Networks – Pedagogical Institute (ESF project 2003 - 2007) -700 groups of 5 - 7 secondary schools students worked on a project about guidance and labour market, participated in several activities, organized a conference to present the projects outcomes. - teleconference was used in some cases as a method of communication among the members of the groups from different regions of Greece.

7 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices in Tertiary Education E - Counseling and Guidance Services

8 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices in Tertiary Education E- Career Office

9 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices in Training OTEK Career Offices

10 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices in Employment Greek Employment Organization OAED – Counseling & Guidance Services Individual Counseling and Guidance Services: - young people aged 14-18 years are invited to visit OAED Career Offices on their own initiative (either alone or in organized groups (e.g. school classes). - offered to adults and unemployed who wish to redirect their career. Active Career Guidance Programme (once a year as a summer- school initiative): - aimed at young people 5-18 years old, particularly those who left school after 9 year compulsory education. - give a brief information on professions and help young people to explore their potential and to choose their profession, knowing what their strengths and cons of their decision.

11 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 PLOIGOS - National Database of Educational Opportunities (PLOTEUS II) http://ploigos.ekep.gr Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Primary Education (18.821 educational opportunities) Secondary Education (6.676 educational opportunities) Post - Secondary Education (15.271 educational opportunities) Higher Education (1.882 educational opportunities)

12 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools

13 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools

14 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools "ICHNILATIS Database - Information System (ESF Project) http://ichnilatis.ekep.gr provides information on issues and organizations - services concerning : Education Training Employment Counseling and Guidance

15 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools "ICHNILATIS Database - Information System http://ichnilatis.ekep.gr http://ichnilatis.ekep.gr

16 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools National Network of Counselors and Counseling Structures - Electronic communication ICT platform IRIDA http://irida.ekep.gr Facilitate the development of common initiatives and actions among different guidance structures at different fields (KESYP, GRASEP, GRASY, KPA, TERTIARY EDUCATION CAREER OFFICES). Disseminate current and innovative activities in career counseling and guidance. Create an active network, of information sharing and exchange of views and opinions, among guidance practitioners in Greece and abroad. Provide information to guidance practitioners regarding scientific and professional events - activities (meetings, conferences, publications etc.).

17 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools National Network of Counselors and Counseling Structures - Electronic communication ICT platform IRIDA

18 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools NESTOR Network - Pedagogical Institute - Information portal for guidance practitioners in education and for anyone interested in issues related to counseling and guidance. - Intranet to facilitate communication among guidance practitioners in education.

19 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools NESTOR Network - http://195.251.20.34 or http://sep.pi-schools.gr/ http://195.251.20.34http://sep.pi-schools.gr/

20 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Greek Employment Organization OAED Web Portal http://portal.oaed.grhttp://portal.oaed.gr a tool for providing information about OAED programs and services. interactive system to assist the matching of labor supply and demand. Prospective employees: - seek for information about job offers (adds), training programs, seminars and employment opportunities - upload and manage their CV - receive job offers Employers: - CVs criteria search tool - upload and manage job adds - be informed about in-service training programs

21 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Greek Employment Organization OAED Web Portal http://portal.oaed.grhttp://portal.oaed.gr

22 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Greek Employment Organization OAED Web Portal http://portal.oaed.grhttp://portal.oaed.gr

23 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools On – line 1450 Job profiles http://portal.oaed.grhttp://portal.oaed.gr

24 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Examples of good practices by the Social Partners Greek Workers Confederation (G.S.E.E) – Information Centre for the Employed and Unemployed - KE.PE.A. http://www.kepea.gr http://www.kepea.gr

25 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Examples of good practices by the Social Partners Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Employment and Recruitment Office http://services.acci.gr/jobfinder/ http://services.acci.gr/jobfinder/

26 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Examples of good practices by the Social Partners Hellenic Confederation of Professionals Craftsmen and Merchants – Web Platform for the Unemployed and Businesses http://www.gsevee.gr/index.asp?a_id=521&nnid=2749 http://www.gsevee.gr/index.asp?a_id=521&nnid=2749

27 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Provision of Information Services: ICT Tools Examples of good practices: an extra-curriculum secondary school based intervention RES- COMPASS project (under Leonardo pilot initiative) The project focuses on Renewable Energy Sector (RES) as a dynamic sector for employment for current students of secondary education Its duration is from September 2008- to September 2010 Its main objectives are: to explore and study specific job profiles and training opportunities on RES (such as: Energy & Regulation Advisors, Trainers Business Development Executives, Technicians, Technical Design Consultants) to deliver a website where relevant educational and labour market information can be found as well as an on line test is included which can be filled by students in order for them to explore their interests, personality features and capabilities related to RES (it will be released by mid December 2009)

28 Young people at risk is not an homogeneous group According to national dropout surveys contacting by the Transition Observatory of Pedagogic Institute as well as relevant social research data one can identify specific groups of secondary school students that may be excluded and/or exclude themselves from secondary education such as: young people coming from ethnic, religious and cultural minorities young people with disabilities (physical, mental and learning) young delinquents (such as drug users) youngsters from deprived homes PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Career Management skills of young people at risk

29 Main Bodies of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs : National Childrens Rights Observatory (law 2909/2001, under the jurisdiction of the General Secretariat for Youth). Pedagogic Institute (Career Department, Transition Observatory) Counselling Centres for promotion of Physical and mental Health (periphery- based:15 all over Greece) Career Counselling and Guidance Centres (local and school based 580 units) PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Focusing on young students at risk within formal secondary education system

30 Drop out surveys (last cohort 2003-04 dropout rate 14%) Research papers on: a. Vocational preparation and integration of the disabled (for sight, hearing, mobility, learning, siclesell aneamia) b. Vocational preparation and integration of socially excluded (émigrés Greeks, immigrants former dependants on drug substances, Muslim minority, gypsies and so on) Stydies focusing on Career Counselling methodologies whilst working with : a. students with learning disabilities and hyperactive students b. dyslexic students, c. for highly functional autistic students and students with Asperger syndrome) Guides in paper and electronic form for career counsellors focusing on particular sub- groups of students (disabled, ethnic and cultural minorities, deliquents and so forth) Relevant Guides for Primary and Secondary education professionals Employers guides (for employers of people in danger of social exclusion, or of disabilities etc) Psycjometric material (construction and/or adaptation) use with children and adolescents in danger of social exclusion: a. offenders, former dependents on drug substances; released from prison; underage offenders b. émigrés, immigrants, refugees c. muslim minorities and gypsies d. for sight-impaired adolescents e. Becker's interests questionnaire, for mentally retarded adolescents) PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Focused tools by Pedagogic Institute

31 Career Education Programme (extra curriculum activities): a. Cultivating intercultural communication skills (school network consisting of 6 schools at local level implemented during 2005-07 school years) b. Cultivating Social key- skills focusing on gypsy students of three gymnasiums located at Ag. Varvara, Athens Developing work experience programmes for students of Technical and Vocational secondary schools PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices by school Career Counsellors (local and national level):

32 Youth programme: A new Start Specific intervention programmes aiming at labour market integration for young persons who may have lack of education and/or work experience (stage work experience programmmes) subsidised programmes for employers who want to employ young people subsidised programmes for young entrepreneurs PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Young People from socially vulnerable groups at the employment sector Greek Employment Organization OAED

33 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices by the Social Partners: Market on Wheels: Young People with Special Needs and their transition to the Labour Market, (Entrepreneurships incubators)

34 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices by the Social Partners: "ON THE MOVE: NEXT STOP LABOUR MARKET), Youngsters dropouts up to 25

35 PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009 Examples of good practices by the Social Partners: Young People with special needs and employment in the open market, Aigean Univeristy, Department of Primary Studies

36 Contact Details: Ms Fotini Vlachaki, Guidance Counselor MSc Director of Programming and Development National Centre for Vocational Orientation, EKEP fotinivlachaki@ekep.gr Ms Helena Mastoraki, Social Worker, Sociologist, Guidance Counselor MASW, PhDc, School Career Counsellor, EEEEK of Aigaleo, hmastora@ath.forthnet.gr fotinivlachaki@ekep.gr hmastora@ath.forthnet.gr Thank you for your attention! PEER LEARNING EVENT : GUIDING AT RISK YOUTH THROUGH LEARNING TO WORK 26-27 November 2009


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