Career s Education in Estonian Schools. Tiina Trampärk Careers education specialist. Careers education. Part of the career services system Pupils develop the skills and knowledge necessary for career planning and attitudes which enhance preparedness for lifelong learning
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Careers Education in Estonian Schools
Careers education specialist
–knowledge to find relevant career information (labour market, specialities, learning possibilities)
–willingness to make conscious career-related decisions
8 of the schools are from the previous period
„The fundamentals of career services“(240 h, 6 AP)
„Basic training for career coordinators“(80 h, 2 AP)
At the moment there are no study programmes for career coordinators in Estonian universities
new careers coordinators (i.e mentees) were given personal assistance and support by experienced school coordinators (i.e mentors);
6 mentor groups were formed.
Feedback showed that such supportive relationships worked out well.
Staff turnover – mentor programme
we focused on different activities from the organisational plan of career services;
careers coordinators chose the activity that they and their schools were most interested in:
Work group was formed in every school; people involved were:
career coordinator, representative from school management, activity leader, class teachers, subject teachers.
From the 2010-2011 academic year 6 VETs are testing the development activities of careers education
Careers education compulsory component in general subject;
VET careers education teams will describe: