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Call for Expression of Interest in professional training in Career Guidance
Publication Date: 06 Oct 2021
Source: Academic institutions-University of Malta

On-line, part-time Master in Lifelong Career Guidance specifically for the MENA region

 

Career guidance (or ‘vocational guidance’) has been adopted in several countries in the world because it:

  • helps young people and adults choose their educational and employment pathways more wisely;
  • leads to appropriate choices that ensure more motivated students and more productive and satisfied workers;
  • facilitates a better match between the demand and supply of skills.

 

Career guidance services are greatly needed in the MENA region. They can be part of the strategy to address the twin challenge of high youth and adult unemployment on the one hand, and skills gaps on the other. They can also foster social inclusion through giving access to a livelihood.

 

The University of Malta – with the expert support of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network – has issued a Call for the Expression of Interest for those who would like to receive professional training in career guidance.

 

The Master course is designed in such a way as to

  • take into account the economic, labour market, educational and cultural realities of the MENA region;
  • provide participants with the interdisciplinary theoretical background and practical experience needed in order to design, deliver, and evaluate lifelong career guidance services;
  • promote regional expertise in policy development, systems-building, and practitioner competence. 

 

Individuals as well as public and private entities interested in the Masters can

 

 

Scholarships, in the form of partial fee waivers, are being offered by the University of Malta to deserving applicants.

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This publication reflects a joint effort by the Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS) and Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This collaboration has documented current practices with the intention of supporting workers organisations so they can take part in the development of national, sectoral and enterprise skills policies and by providing them with advice, tools and training courses to enable them to do so.
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Publication Date: 09 May 2014
Source: International organizations
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Entrepreneurship education in the Arab States: Case studies and regional synthesis report
Publication Date: 12 Jul 2013
Source: International organizations, Other sources
The publication comprises four case studies on entrepreneurship education in Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Tunisia, as well as a regional synthesis report of the project entitled “Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States”. The project, that was jointly implemented by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre and the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Beirut and funded by the StratREAL Foundation (UK), aimed to support Arab countries in the development of educational policies and programmes to include the concept of “entrepreneurship” in their formal education systems.

The case studies and report assess the status of entrepreneurship education in the educational systems in the Arab States. In addition, they identify examples of good practice that already exist in the region. The document is an important input for countries that aim to develop strategic plans for the incorporation of entrepreneurship education into their educational systems.