WHAT IS EUROGUIDANCE?
EUROGUIDANCE is an EU network of career guidance practitioners. It is supported by the European Commission and has 34 country members throughout Europe. The network aims to promote cross-border guidance co-operation and foster learning mobility.
The Euroguidance Malta Centre is funded under the Erasmus + Programme for the period 2014 to 2020.
- Provides information resources for career guidance practitioners on all education levels, in their work with national and international matters;
- Produces information and training materials;
- Designs continuous professional development programmes for career guidance practitioners through the organisation of various seminars, training courses and study visits;
- Supports career guidance practitioners on mobility issues and assists them to better understand the opportunities available to European citizens throughout Europe;
- Promotes the development of the European dimension in educational and vocational
- Organises a range of events for Maltese career guidance practitioners as well as visitors from other countries (where applicable). These professionals raise awareness about Euroguidance activities among students and clients within the employment sector;
- Represents Malta at meetings on an international level.
- Promotes co-operation among different stakeholders in education, training and employment;
- Collaborates with EUPA (National Europass Centre) and NCFHE (EQF National Contact Point) regarding EU guidance-related matters and joint activities among the three networks.
EVENTS AND INITIATIVES ORGANISED BY EUROGUIDANCE MALTA
- Annual conferences
- Annual peer learning activities amongst career guidance practitioners
- Stakeholders breakfast fora
- Continuous professional development training
- Joint network meetings with EUPA and NCFHE
- Research study and national conference regarding the professionalising of the career guidance sector organised by the Malta Career Guidance Association
- Development of an accredited learning programme – 3 ECTS course organised by IFE in collaboration with NSSS
- Setting up and development of the Euroguidance Malta official website
- Contribution towards the organisation of the I Choose fair
STUDY OPPORTUNITIES IN MALTA
Award in an Understanding of Career Guidance and Development
This course has been developed in collaboration with the National Student Support Services for educators interested in career education and career guidance practice. This course aims to instil knowledge, skills and competence in the field of career guidance to educators who wish to become more professionally involved in this educational field.
Award in Involving and Collaborating with Parents
in the Primary School Years 3 to 6 (ages 7 to 10)
This course considers the diversity of schools in the 21st century and explores the participants’ and hence the parents’ familial, cultural, socio-economic backgrounds. It also explores the idea that Involving and collaborating effectively with parents, as important stakeholders in the Primary School, is crucial for the success of any school.
Award in Involving and Collaborating with Parents in the
Middle and Secondary School – Forms 1 to 5 (ages 11 to 16)
This course considers the diversity of schools in the 21st century and explores the participants’ and hence the parents’ familial, cultural, socio-economic backgrounds. It also explores the idea that Involving and collaborating effectively with parents, as important stakeholders in school, is crucial for the success of any school.
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EUROGUIDANCE MALTA PUBLICATIONS
Three publications compiled by the Career Guidance Service within the National Schools Support Services are issued by the Malta Euroguidance Centre administered locally by the Directorate for Educational Services. The Centre comes under the Erasmus+ European Commission Programme which falls under the remit of the Ministry for Education and Employment. These publications were updated and produced in collaboration with the Malta Career Guidance Association (MCGA).
(1) Career Exposure Student’s Reflective Logbook for Year 10 students
The Career Exposure Experience, where students spend one week at the place of work, offers all Year 10 students the opportunity to:
- Learn first-hand about the world of work;
- Gain an understanding of the specific skills and educational training/qualifications required for the jobs/careers you will be observing;
- Become aware of the structure of the department/section they will be carrying their experience in;
- Analyse the various career opportunities offered within the sector;
- Initiate contacts with key persons working within the sector;
- Re-evaluate their own interest in a career in the sector.
The Career Exposure student’s Reflective Logbook assists students in their reflective thinking throughout the whole experience. It is a fill-in handbook that helps them prepare themselves before their first visit, guides them throughout the experience and enables them to reflect upon the impressions/knowledge that they will gain from it.
(2) ‘Lenti Fuq id-Dinja tax-Xoghol’ – Booklet for Year 11 students
This booklet helps students become more acquainted with employability skills and with what the labour market has to offer. It includes various career-related information such as employability skills, CV writing, interview skills, induction training, work conditions and workplace policies.
(3) ‘Lenti Fuq il-Karrieri’ – Booklet for parents/guardians of Year 11 students
This booklet targets parents/guardians of Year 11 students to guide them as to how they can assist their children in making the right choices in relation to postsecondary education, seeking employment, and the respective career choices. It includes relevant career-related information on the main postsecondary institutions in Malta, which include amongst others State, Church and private Sixth Forms, Vocational Institutions and other post-secondary and tertiary institutions students can attend.