The objective of the Follow App project is to set-up and test a graduate tracking method supported by digital tools designed to track employment and career progression of apprentices in DUAL VET programmes, addressed to VET teachers, counsellors, in-company trainers and learners, improving the responsiveness of VET to the changing demands in the labour market and strengthening the Quality Assurance in VET.
The project features a fantastic consortium, with partners from Instituto para el fomento del desarrollo y la formación (Spain), as well as Centro Servizi Formazione (Italy), DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING (Greece), AssForSEO (Italy), AIN – Asociación Industria Navarra (Spain), Avrupa Birliği ve Dış İlişkiler Bürosu (Turkey).
As work is ongoing on the project, INQS has recently been investigating best practices around guidance tracking. One such example is CareersPortal.ie
CareersPortal.ie is Ireland’s National Career Guidance website, providing the most up-to-date and relevant career information and resources to those needing or providing career guidance as well as graduate tracking tools and processes. Careers Portal provides a range of linked self-assessment tools and online courses, as well as links to relevant resources and application points around both job seeking and graduate tracking. The Careers Portal’s self-stated aim is “ to provide the most up-to-date career information supporting career and educational research in an integrated, innovative, supportive and engaging manner.” The website – as a national career portal – identifies itself as providing information to the following key audiences – 2nd Level Students, 3rd Level Students, Adult Learners, Jobseekers, Parents and Guardians, Career Guidance Professionals/Providers, etc. – as well as providing tracking tools for same.
For more on the Follow App project, please see the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Follow App.project