The general subject area of the conference will be focused on the student. The themes will deal with student’s career orientation on a time axis that covers the before, during, and after. These three moments are career guidance in secondary education and vocational training, career guidance at university, and career guidance in the workplace. Within this chronological axis, the subject areas that will be discussed are:
Career guidance policies
Career guidance policies are designed to facilitate the development of actions or services to which all citizens have access. Hence, its guidelines promote quality and coordination among guidance services.
1. Guiding role in secondary and higher education; non-university education
Different administrations promote policies for developing guidance actions with students from their first learning stages (Ministry, Autonomous Communities, Provincial Directorates).
2. Guiding role of universities: the responsibility of higher education institutions
Among the duties granted to the university, there are functions as the following ones. The training for the professional activities, as well as its student guidance during their transit through this institution. University policy: Ministry, CRUE, Rectorates.
3. Professional guidance strategies in and for employment: industry 4.0
Professional guidance politics and for employment-related to labor market new changes. It will deal with this fourth industrial revolution, also called Industry 4.0. Ministries, Chambers of Commerce, business and trade union organizations.
Career guidance services
Career guidance services promote the ongoing acquisition of personal, educational, and professional career management skills.
4. Guidance in secondary education and vocational training
Set of career guidance services and actions developed with secondary and higher education students.
5. Guidance services in universities
Description of career guidance actions. They are aimed at students and are carried out within the central services and university centers.
6. Career guidance in employment services, trade unions, business organizations and human resources in companies
Career guidance actions developed within the work environment throughout its related organizations or entities.
Career Management Skills
Nowadays, people are required to be able to manage effectively in different contexts. They have to be capable in their learning management and professional career. Such competencies are called Career Management Skills (CMS).
7. Lifelong learning competencies and the guidance contents in non-university higher education
Guidance actions that ensure the competence of learning to learn within non-university formal education.
8. Methodologies and career management skills training at the university level
This stage includes the description of the methodologies used within the university. Its purpose is to provide students with the necessary competencies for the management of their professional career and life course.
9. Strategies for career guidance in entrepreneurship and employment: work-based learning
It is based on good practices examples. They promote career management competencies in the work environment where internships and graduate induction programs are conducted. (and Alumnii).
10. Training of Career Guidance Professionals
It covers education and training programs for professionals responsible for counseling and support in the decision-making process regarding professional careers and life projects.
11. Career guidance and Covid-19
It includes adaptation efforts in the guiding process due to the health situation caused by Covid-19.