Career guidance is an essential component of modern education and training systems to (re-)orientate younger and older generations towards the acquisition of 21st century skills. Lifelong guidance has been receiving increasing attention at both European and national levels. Two Resolutions of the Education Council (in 2004 and 2008) have highlighted the need for strong guidance services throughout the lifespan to equip citizens with the skills to manage their learning and careers and the transitions between and within education/training and work.
The Resolutions drew attention to four priority areas:
- the development of career management skills (CMS);
- accessibility of services;
- quality assurance and evidence base for policy and systems development;
- co-ordination of services.
Member States were invited to take action to modernise and strengthen their guidance policies and systems.
Taking into consideration the above, the project aims at providing career guidance practitioners and teachers with useful tools to implement Career Management Skills, even with a coherent and consistent use of modern ICT. It aims at improving quality in the learning and guidance processes, developing key skills of practitioners and teachers and experimenting with innovative tools and methodologies with the use of new technologies.