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Post date: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 16:15

Generation Apprenticeship: Accelerating Real-Life Learning

Apprenticeship programmes have traditionally been the path to skilled employment in sectors including construction, engineering, motor and others. The recent review of apprenticeship training in Ireland made recommendations to expand the apprenticeship model.

Apprenticeship training in Ireland has traditionally been the path to skilled occupations in a range of industries and sectors such as construction, engineering, and electrical. Similar to other countries around the world, Ireland is engaged in major expansion of its apprenticeship system. Building on a strong tradition of apprenticeship since the 1970s, the system is undergoing significant transformation, steered by a national Apprenticeship Council. The Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland 2016-2020 includes a target of 50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship places to be provided over the next five years. The benefits of apprenticeship training in matching skills formation to the specific needs of companies, the productivity of apprentices as well as recruitment and retention savings are all positive elements with benefits for employers and those seeking to develop careers. Promoting the permeability between vocational educational training and other educational and career pathways is identified as one of the guiding principles for demonstrating the attractiveness of apprenticeships and improved career guidance. 

This article highlights how career guidance is an essential element in improving the attractiveness of apprenticeships empowering young people to make well-founded choices A range of new choices are now available in Insurance Practice, Electrical Engineering, Polymer Processing, Manufacturing Engineering, International Financial Services, ICT, Commis Chef and Accounting with many more on the way.

Helping more people discover and develop their talents through training is at the heart of the national apprenticeship system. Generation Apprenticeship is a major expansion of the apprenticeship system to provide greater choice by building on and extending the range of occupations across existing and new sectors. 

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Evidence Based Handbook: Guidance Case Studies

The purpose of this Handbook is to present the work of four guidance counsellors who developed an evidence-based approach for guidance in their schools as part of their participation on the NCGE Whole School Guidance Planning (WSGP) programme.
• Case Study 1 written by Gearóidin Brady, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Donegal.
• Case Study 2 written by Niamh Dwyer, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Kerry
• Case Study 3 written by Dymphna Foody, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Dublin.
• Case Study 4 written by Peter Hyde, a former guidance counsellor and now a deputy principal in a school in Cork.
This Handbook was launched at the National Conference on Guidance 2013 on March 1st with some of those involved speaking to a national and international audience of guidance practitioners and policy makers on their experience.

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Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Helping students to concentrate while studying

by Aidan Moran

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Supporting Refugee Students Transition to and Progress in Post-primary School

by Grainne Carley and Jessica Farnan

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

The Accomplishment Interview

This video was produced by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

by Dr. Claire Hayes

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Dyslexia: How the Guidance Counsellor can support the student with dyslexia

by Wyn McCormack

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling

by Jolanta Burke and Stephen James Minton

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Towards a more playful and politicized practice of guidance counselling

by Dr. Grace O'Grady

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Best Practice, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Psychometric Testing for Guidance Counsellors

by Declan Fitzgerald and Ciara Farrell

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme