Career Learning Group

"Our lives are constant journeys of decision making. This starts from day one at school". 

Various studies conclude that young people shape their decision-makings mainly through experiences at work. Gaining different work experiences supports self-development, a professional image and career planning. Self-reflection or reflection on personal values will support better decision-making. Want to learn more? Let’s meet and greet! We would love to support you.

We strengthen careers

The future careers of today’s students and employees are unpredictable and flexible. The preparation for flexible careers require a different learning and working environment than suitable for traditional, more stable careers. Therefore, education and labour organizations require a focus on employability and lifelong learning.

Want to learn more? We would love to support you.

Young people have to make many choices during their learning career. The employment landscape is rapidly changing. For many, it is challenging to make decisions about their further study or career paths. Career learning helps to improve the development of self-image, engagement with the field, competencies and a network.

Preparation for flexible careers

Various studies conclude that young people shape their decision-makings mainly through experiences at work. Gaining different work experiences supports self-development, a professional image and career planning. Self-reflection or reflection on personal values will support better decision-making by identifying and connecting the internal motivation with the capabilities of the student.

Not only do students en employees need to learn how to adjust to new demands on the labour market or in their organisation, they also need to learn how to relate their own values, ambition and talents to the new demands in work for well being and good life outcomes. In the Netherlands the qualification demands for students in pre- and secondary vocational education have been extended with career competencies by the Ministry of Education. This requires a new way of guidance.

Career guidance nowadays should be less focused on ‘making the right choice’ but more on developing career competencies. Kuijpers and Scheerens (2006) and Kuijpers, Schyns and Scheerens (2006) identify five distinctive career competencies:

 

“5 distinctive career competencies”

Motivation reflection: observation of wishes and values that are important for one’s own career;

Capacity reflection: observation of capabilities that are important for one’s career;

Work exploration: investigating work and job possibilities;

Career directedness: making thoughtful decisions and taking actions that allow work and learning to correspond with one’s capabilities and motive and challenges at work;

Networking: building and maintaining contacts focused on career development.

We support:

  • Educational institutions
  • Government and non government organizations
  • Private businesses

 

We will delve into introspection, experiencing decision-making and defining your new challenges. 

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Large-scale studies with over 10,000 students of Dutch pre-vocational, secondary and higher vocational education (Kuijpers, Meijers & Gundy, 2011; Kuijpers & Meijers, 2012) show that these 5 distinctive career competencies are used and developed in a learning environment that stimulates real-life experiences with work and a dialogue about these experiences.

About us

Career Learning Group is an initiative of the Dutch ‘Loopbaangroep’. The largest organizational advice & training agency in the Netherlands, focused on career development in educational and within business organizations. We are a team consisting of energetic and passionate people with a drive to make the world a bit better together. Let’s meet and greet! We would love to support you.

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