Policy Planner Toolkit

Why investing in a shared CMS framework?

CMS provide several improvements and benefits, at any policy level:

  • Efficient investment in education and training: CMS allow citizens to define career and learning goals, increasing the rates of participation in education and training through improved understanding and matching of individuals’ interests and abilities with learning opportunities.
  • Labour market efficiency: CMS allow citizens in managing their careers, improving work performance and motivation, reducing time spent in job search and time spent unemployed through improved understanding and matching of individual’s competences and interests with work and career development opportunities.
  • Lifelong learning: Career Management Skills foster and facilitate all personal development and employability of all citizens of all ages through continuous engagement with education and training.
  • Social inclusion: providing lifelong CMS promote the educational, social and economic integration and reintegration of all citizens and groups including early school-leavers and third-country nationals, especially those who have difficulties in accessing and understanding information about learning and work, leading to social inclusion, to active citizenship and to a reduction in long term unemployment and poverty cycles.
  • Social equity: CMS can empower citizens to overcome gender, ethnic, age, disability, social class and institutional barriers to learning and work.
  • Economic development: CMS will be a strong lever to support higher work participation rates and for enhancing the upskilling of the workforce for the knowledge based economy and society.
  • National and Regional Policy: Career Management Skills foster the access to new public programmes and new opportunities, new learning paths, new professions, new business and self-employment options. A new Lifelong Career Guidance System based on CMS will be transversal to all other systems and it will ensure the strategic function of improving the effectiveness of all other systems.

Why using the CAREERS CMS framework?

  1. The model is structured to facilitate the users’ understanding of the skills they need during life to manage different challenges related to building a rewarding educational and professional career over time.
  2. The subdivision of the model into functional areas allows institutions to plan career learning interventions and guidance services effectively, with different timelines and types of tools and providing specific digital resources.
  3. The framework represents a tool that allows policy makers to map and track the role of different stakeholders involved in the provision of career guidance services with the aim of creating a strategic network, a guidance community with clear and shared roles and missions related to different types of services.
  4. The CMS model makes it possible to design interventions capable of activating and supporting every individual based on her/his specific needs and in the reference of his/her context of life.
  5. Competences are described in terms of the learning outcomes that can be achieved at different times, throughout the lifespan. This choice is functional to define and connect the process of reflection and learning through which these outcomes can be acquired by the person.
  6. This model makes it possible to design career guidance actions according to the different levels of support that must be provided to the person by professionals for different CMS areas.
  7. This helps define the type of services to be provided and, implicitly, also defines the skills of those who are expected to provide the services.
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