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Working it out: career guidance and employer engagement

Reports on the importance of career guidance for young people and discusses good career guidance practice in schools in the thirty-six countries that make up the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Highlights the importance of career guidance, citing high youth unemployment; the increasing amount of time young people are spending in education and training; and the growing complexity of the labour market. Argues that the engagement of employers, employees, and the wider economic community is essential in developing effective career guidance in schools. Promotes closer co-operation between schools and employers and contends that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in particular should be targeted for career guidance at an early stage.


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Musset, Pauline; Kureková, Lucia Mýtna
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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