On the 14th October 2020, the Dualplus partnership carried out a Peer-review-workshop on innovative and successful job orientation measures in the Alpine Space. Given the travel restrictions related to the Corona pandemic, the workshop was organised as a virtual meeting.
After an introduction to the peer review workshop made by the coordinator Dr. Adriana Bär, six experts from Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Italy presented their good practices to other professionals in the field of job orientation and dual education.
The presentations were followed by vital discussions and exchange of experience in smaller working groups about success factors, pros & cons and possible transfer and implementation possibilities of those job orientation concepts to other Alpine regions. The workshop results will help to further shape the information on job orientation measures that will be presented by the DuALPlus partners in the "Career guidance toolbox" currently under development.
For more information on the good practices and a summary of the questions and issues discussed within the working groups, have a look at the experts‘ presentations and notes:
1) School fairs (introduced by Mr. Speckner - reference teacher of the „Erzbischöfliche Maria-Ward-Mädchenrealschule Traunstein/Sparz Middle School“): job information events/fairs/expositions which are organised by and taking place in schools.
- expert’s presentation WG-1
- summary notes WG-1
2) Job counselling (introduced by Mr. Francesco Pisanu, Deputy Director, School policies office at the Autonomous Province of Trento): institution/ agency/ organisation/ entity giving advice to individuals helping them to choose a career/ make career decisions
- expert’s presentation WG-2
- summary notes WG-2
3) Job fairs (introduced by Mr. Alojzij Kokalj, Head of Inter-Entrepreneurial Education Center Škofja Loka): event in which employers give information to potential employees. Job seekers attend these while trying to make a good impression on potential coworkers by speaking face-to-face with one another, asking questions in an attempt to get a good feel on the work needed.
- expert’s presentation WG-3
- summary notes WG-3
4) Group initiatives (introduced by Mrs. Hannelore Schwabl - LVH Education and Service cooperation): Job orientation measures, which are especially tailored to and targeted at a particular target group (e.g. gender-specific, school type specific, specific to a certain age)
- expert’s presentation WG-4
- summary notes WG-4
5) Information events (introduced by Mrs. Nicole Bösch - BIFO Beratung für Bildung und Beruf, Dornbirn): General information events which are organised like traditional seminars/ conferences with one/ several presenters/ speakers and a rather passive audience who is mainly listening
- expert’s presentation WG-5
- summary notes WG-5
6) Talent check-up (introduced by Mrs. Marie Bohm and Mr. Gerd Sauerwein (talent check-up coordinator), bifo (consultancy for education and jobs in Vorarlberg)): specific form of one-to-one job counselling, which includes a thorough assessment and testing of talents, interests and skills of the participant.
- expert’s presentation WG-6
- summary notes WG-6
Introduction to the workshop: Sharing and transferring of good practices in job orientation in the Alpine Space