Euroguidance Network Meeting

Euroguidance Network Meeting

NCGE and the Euroguidance Ireland Centre were delighted to welcome colleagues from 32 different countries to a two day Euroguidance meeting held in Dublin. The meeting was very productive, incorporating EU Commission updates on upcoming initiatives in the area of guidance and education as part of the Erasmus for All Programme, 2014-2020.

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Euroguidance Blog Project

Euroguidance Blog Project

The Euroguidance Ireland Centre embarked on Phase 1 a Pilot Blog Project from August- December 2013 in order to illustrate what it’s really like to study abroad- warts and all! Two students, Claire and Seán travelled to Paderborn, Germany and Montpellier, France respectively, in order to study for a year as part of the undergraduate programmes in DCU, Dublin. From there they reported back to us on all aspects of studying abroad from homesickness, to meeting new friends and how precious Irish tea bags become! CHECK IT OUT! http://blog.euroguidance.ie/nggallery/page/2/#sthash.e1dAJ47r.dpuf

Claire: ‘Settling into Paderborn has been an unbelievable experience. As I have said this is a small city in Germany but one I love to be part of! I am here now two months and it really feels like home. College began two weeks ago and so it isn’t too stressful yet. One thing I will…..’ READ BLOG

Seán: ‘Settling in here in Montpellier has been a tough but very rewarding challenge over the past 8 weeks. While I’m loving every second of being here, France is endlessly different to Ireland!! Life both in and outside of college is a massive change from home. Firstly, college life……’ READ BLOG

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Euroguidance Country Board Videos - Now available!

Euroguidance Country Board Videos - Now available!

NCGE and Euroguidance Ireland hosted the International Euroguidance Network meeting in Dublin on 25th- 26th February, 2013 in association with the Irish Presidency of the EU Council. Euroguidance Ireland organised for each Centre to develop an illustrated representation of their own country’s experience of Evidence Based Guidance in advance of the meeting. These were displayed throughout the week of events in association with the Irish Presidency, including the ELGPN meeting and the National Conference on Guidance. NCGE organised for these to be professionally filmed. Examples include footage of the: Danish Country Board, the Austrian contribution, the Italian EG Centre, and the Irish submission.

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Development of Cloud- based solution for interconnection of National datasources

Development of Cloud- based solution for interconnection of National datasources

This is a Tender request for the development of cloud based solution for interconnection of National datasources. To read our tender request document please click here.

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Using the Europass CV to showcase skills: new video resource

Using the Europass CV to showcase skills: new video resource

The National Europass Centres and the National Euroguidance Centres in the UK and Ireland are celebrating! Our first joint production on film ‘Showcase your skills with the Europass CV’ has gone live! This short video shows how a young person’s ordinary life can add up to a strong CV, using the Europass CV template. It is made for any guidance practitioner to use with individual clients or with groups, to help identify transferable skills acquired outside the formal workplace that really make a difference in shaping a winning CV. The video is available to view here: http://youtu.be/LS71ceOh7jk

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Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills

Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills

The Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills launched their first publication, Education and Skills: Working Together to bring Opportunities across Europe Home to You, at the Department of Education and Skills in July 2015. The publication was launched by Mary Doyle, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills who commented, “The publication will help us to collaborate and connect with each other to understand what's in place to disseminate information". Europass, in collaboration with the Irish ENIC-NARIC centre Qualifications Recognition, the European Qualifications Framework National Contact Point (EQFNCP), Léargas, the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), Euroguidance and the Higher Education Authority (HEA), launched the Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills in July 2014. For further information, please visit the Europass website.

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Vacancy - Euroguidance Assistant

Vacancy - Euroguidance Assistant

NCGE is currently recruiting for a qualified Guidance Counsellor as Euroguidance Assistant for the NCGE Euroguidance Centre. This is a part-time, short-term fixed contract appointment, with start date early January. Relevant experience and excellent ICT skills are a requirement for this position. Please click on the above link to access the job description and application details. All queries about the position should be directed to ncgeinfo@ncge.ie

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Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module launched

Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module launched

A free online Mobility Guidance Counselling course for Irish guidance counsellors was launched by Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, at the 2016 Annual IGC Conference held at the University of Limerick on Saturday, 27th February. Hosted by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance, this module offers a new area of continuing professional development (CPD) for guidance counsellors in this country. Hilary Lynch, Euroguidance Co-ordinator in NCGE, liaised with Euroguidance Sweden to translate, develop and adapt the CPD module for the Mobility Guidance Counselling process. Mobility Guidance Counselling is a relatively new area of study and the field is continually developing as we learn about how to best support our students in their quest to study, work or intern abroad. Guidance counsellors from post-primary to third level will be given the skills they need to support students before, during and after an overseas stay. The process is based on a model developed by Soren Kristensen Phd, an expert in Youth Mobility. IT Teaching and Learning contractor Charlene Hurtubise supported NCGE in developing the module. The online Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module can be completed at the convenience of the individual counsellor. Interested Guidance Counsellors can enrol for the CPD by contacting ncgeinfo@ncge.ie, marking the query ‘Mobility CPD’. For further information, contact: shivaun.gallagher@ncge.ie. Phone: + 353 1 8690715/6

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Euroguidance Insight Newsletter

Euroguidance Insight Newsletter

The Spring 2016 edition of the Euroguidance Insight newsletter is now available to download.

Insight is published twice yearly and features informative articles from all areas of the Euroguidance community.

Featured in this issue are articles on:

  • Shaping a future for newly arrived migrants
  • The benefit of EPALE for guidance practitioners
  • Career guidance in an unfair world
  • Lifelong guidance in France
  • How a new digital tool helps Danish youngsters choose an education
  • Initiatives to improve the access and quality of lifelong guidance in Estonia
  • The path of sociodynamic counselling in Poland
  • Libraries as entrepreneurs for adult learning and inclusion
  • Paths to professionalising career guidance
  • Presenting the Euroguidance centre to the wider public, from the Republic of Macedonia
  • The way to establishing a guidance window, from the Slovene community in Italy
  • Professionalisation of guidance and counselling in Romania.
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Time to Move

Time to Move

Eurodesk Ireland and Léargas invite youth workers, guidance counsellors, youth and career officers and everyone working with young people to join us at our Time To Move event on 11 October 2016 in Dublin Castle.  The event will bring those in the Youth sector together: to reflect together about benefits and challenges of youth mobility in the current context in Ireland and in Europe; to meet and network with organisations interested in supporting young people in their mobility projects and to find out about opportunities for young people to work, train, study and volunteer in Europe. Come and join the discussion, attend the workshops and gather useful information for young people you are working with! Click HERE to register for the event. Time to Move is free of charge, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Euroguidance Insight Newsletter

Euroguidance Insight Newsletter

The Winter 2016 edition of the EUROGUIDANCE INSIGHT newsletter is now available to download. Just click on the title link in this text for access. Insight is published twice yearly and features informative articles from all areas of the Euroguidance community.

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CPD Online Mobility Guidance Counselling Module

CPD Online Mobility Guidance Counselling Module

***Apply now for the IGC recognised online course in Mobility Guidance Counselling.*** NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland is once again running our free online course in Mobility Guidance Counselling. The module in Mobility Guidance Counselling (MGC) will be available online from 18th April to 23rd May, 2017. To apply please visit: vle.ncge.ie Below are testimonials from guidance counsellors who completed the course: ‘’An excellent overview of a systematic approach to supporting a student before, during and after a foreign learning experience." "I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of exploration at each stage of the module and the wide range of related resources." For further information please visit the Resources section on this website.

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NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosts UNRWA Placement and Career Guidance Unit

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosts UNRWA Placement and Career Guidance Unit

NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland recently hosted a study visit to Ireland for members of the Placement and Career Guidance Unit (PCGU) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The group comprised of nine Palestinian guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals from Lebanon. Guidance counselling services for young Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is still very much in its infancy. In 2010 UNRWA Lebanon Field Office adopted a new strategy for the PCGU to provide qualitative career guidance for students at various key stages and points of transition. However, there is a shortage of guidance provision in schools and even where provision is available, Palestinian students have limited access to the service. https://www.unrwa.org/ The visiting group work in UNRWA schools in the various camps in Lebanon as guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals. The purpose of this study visit to Dublin was to allow for a sharing of policy and best practice, the learning from which would inform future guidance provision. Various presentations and workshops were delivered, from DES; NCGE; QQI; JCT (Wellbeing), DCU, TY Ireland and CareersPortal. The study visit also included site visits to a number of second-level schools; An adult education and training centre and two Universities - DCU and Maynooth University.

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Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017

Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017

Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017 Only a few places left so apply now; applications are still open for the Mobility Guidance Counselling (MGC) online module. Applying is easy, simply go to vle.ncge.ie The MGC online CPD module for Guidance Counsellors working in Irish educational settings aims to provide guidance practitioners with the skills to support students in their quest to study in the EU. Essentially, the course incorporates resources designed to assist the guidance counsellor to empower students to make informed decisions. Mobility Guidance Counselling is based on a model developed in Sweden, by Soren Kristensen PhD, an expert in Youth Mobility. Euroguidance Ireland adapted the Swedish model for the Irish student and their specific learning mobility needs. The online module address practical elements such as linguistic, cultural and mental preparation, and also focuses on the importance of re-integration for students when they return home. The module is divided into four sections, each section taking approximately 45 minutes. A key benefit of this online CPD is that it may be completed in your own time and at your own convenience. The module runs from April 18th - May 23rd 2017 and is recognised by the IGC. Remember, applying is simply - simply log onto vle.ncge.ie and if you have any queries please contact our Euroguidance Officer liz.glennon@ngce.ie

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European Day of Languages Competition

European Day of Languages Competition

To celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September 2017, NCGE/ Euroguidance and Léargas are holding a competition to encourage learners and teachers to engage with languages in different ways. The 2017 Competition is entitled: ‘My Dream Job in…’ An opera singer in Salzburg? An engineer in Munich? A chef in Paris? A football player in Madrid? Click HERE for a video showcasing the competition...

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Have your say on European education and employment online tools and services

Have your say on European education and employment online tools and services

A public survey to better understand end users’ needs for online tools in the field of skills and qualifications has just been published by the Commission.This survey will help shaping the future developments of existing European tools and services related to education and employment, such as Europass.Individuals, organisations and other stakeholders are all welcome to participate.

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Revsion of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

Revsion of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.

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BREXIT Briefings from Euroguidance UK

BREXIT Briefings from Euroguidance UK

The UK has been a member of the EU since 1972 and is the first member state to decide to leave. With the UK destined to leave the EU, there remains little clarity on exactly what Brexit means for international mobility. As a result, Euroguidance UK have produced a suite of resources to assist the careers, guidance and education sectors understand the latest Brexit developments.

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