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Usefulness and needs as the basis in adult training and education, using a national development programme on information, guidance and counselling services

Opin Ovi projects implement the European Social Fund (ESF) development programme

The development programme of the ESF aims at increasing creative entrepreneurship to create new employment, ensuring the availability of skilled workforce, promoting job opportunities and equality in the labour market, developing wide expertise, clusters, an innovative environment and an infrastructure that supports employment and the economy as well as international cooperation. The programme is carried out during 2007-2013 and it is funded by the Centres of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (before 1 January 2010 Employment and Economic Development Centres), regional councils, the Finnish National Board of Education as well as the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Usefulness and needs as the basis in adult guidance, using a development programme on information, guidance and counselling services is a European Social Fund development programme within the third priority, to be implemented through national and regional projects during the years 2008-2013. The development programme includes three large-scale subprogrammes:

Priority 3: Developing specialization, innovation and service systems to promote labour market activity

EU

1) Developing electronic services particularly in guidance and counselling services to improve the usefulness and methods of adult education and training

NUOVE development project on guidance and counselling services and  career planning

  • development of electronic education and training guidance and counselling services and career planning services
 

2) Developing the ways of operation in guidance and counselling services of adult guidance and counselling professionals and adult trainers, strengthening the skills as well as recognition and accreditation of adult students’  prior learning

STUDIO and ERKKERI training programmes

  • developing the skills of adult trainers and educators 

Regional Opin ovi projects

  • regional development of adult guidance and counselling services

Coordination project for adult guidance

  • coordinating the mutual networking, communication, follow-up and assessment of the projects in the development programme as well as supporting Opin ovi projects in regional development work
 

3) Assessment and research of guidance work

NUOVE / Research units 3A and 3B

  • Survey of the present state of assessment and assessment tools in guidance and counselling services in international level in educational and labour administration as well as development of assessment and feedback systems and assessment tools
  • Evaluation of the national development programme