The Center for Entrepreneurial Education and Business Support (CEDA), in partnership with the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research (MECR) and the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) organized on December 1-2, 2017, the National Conference: “A successful career at home. The Systemic Approach to Career Education”.
The event was occasioned by the completion of the project “Re-Engineering Vocational Orientation and Career Counseling” (REVOCC).
The event was attended by high-level officials, representatives of line ministries, high school directors, colleges, vocational schools, teachers and pupils, economic agents, entrepreneurs, international experts, namely:
- Gero Suller – Attaché of the Austrian Embassy for Work, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.
- Stela Grigoraş – Minister, Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family.
- Irina Oriol – Representative of the Austrian Development Agency, ADA.
- Valentin Crudu – Head of General Education Directorate, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.
- Daniela Cotoviţchi – Principal Consultant, General Education Directorate, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.
- Otilia Dandara – Pro-rector State University from Moldova.
- Raisa Dogaru – Director, National Agency for Employment.
- Sofia Şuleanschi –Executive Director CEDA.
- Liliana Luminiţa Anghel – International Expert.
- Directors of Employment Agencies, Career Guidance Centers.
The first day of the conference discussed the results of the implementation of the REVOCC project, career education policies and perspectives.
Participants’ presentations can be downloaded here:
The second day of the conference “A Successful Career at Home” continued with the development of three workshops:
1. “The Infusional Approach to Career Education in Different Education Disciplines” moderated by Mrs. Daniela Cotovitchi – Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.
2. “Career guidance services from the labor market perspective. A Successful Career at Home – Economic Opportunities for Young People, including Entrepreneurship as a Career Option ” Moderated by Ms. Raisa Dogaru – ANOFM Director; Elena Bordeanu – AFA and Victor Pitei – CEDA.
3. “Initial and Continuing Training of Teachers from the Career Education Perspective” moderated by Ms. Otilia Dandara – Pro-rector State University of Moldova.
The REVOCC project has helped re-engineer and promote career education. Within the REVOCC project a number of structural transformations related to education and career guidance have been carried out, including:
– The module “Personal Development and Career Design” has been revised and implemented within the Civic Education and Class master discipline in grades V-XII and secondary technical VET.
– Informative seminars were organized for about 1035 civic education teachers.
– 2 sets of teaching materials were developed and distributed in all educational institutions.
Teaching materials are available online
– Career Guidance Centers at AOFM Soroca, Cahul and Chisinau were opened. They are equipped with technology, furniture, the CCP electronic platform that allows the identification of professional interests, helps young people in career choices, selecting from the 1250 described occupational profiles which professions fit them and presenting over 350 videos about professions.
– Within Career Guidance Centers have been created access for people with disabilities and the Chisinau Center for the first time in Moldova has been equipped with an electronic platform CASPER
CASPER – System for assessing the work potential of people with disabilities that allows a complex assessment of the person with disabilities and a match with the profile of a job.
– The jobs Forum has been reconfigured and held for the first time locally.
“Together with our partners, under the project we have made efforts to ensure that career guidance is recognized as an important element of education,” said Sofia Suleanschi, director of CEDA. She underlined that the experience gained within the REVOCC project demonstrates the need to continue to combine efforts to create opportunities for youth career development here at home in the Republic of Moldova.
Currently, career education is part of the policies promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, ANOFM, etc.