In June I attended the eighth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy in Seoul, Korea from the 18th – 21st June 2017. It was a fantastic event attended by 107 delegates representing 21 countries, international labour market experts, and officials of international policy research and development organisations: the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), and the European Training Foundation (ETF).
The Symposium discussed changes in the labour market and how career development can help societies to respond to and shape such changes. For further information on the symposium process visit the ICCDPP website.
The final output of the event was a Communique which sets out some key principles for effective career development systems. The idea is that it functions as a summary of international good practice and can be useful for countries to review and develop their systems.