Monitoring the VET graduates insertion on the labour market (MIA)


Monitoring the VET graduates insertion on the labour market (MIA)

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Project funded by

European Social Fund (ESF)

Promoter name and country

Centrul Municipiului Bucureşti de Resurse şi Asistenţă Educaţională, Romania

Type of provider


Area of implementation

  • urban

Context and motivation of the project - legislative background/obligations, institutional policy, institutional structures

Today’s career counselling services are faced with a wide ranging array of questuions: how to adapt schools to the permanent changes on the labour market? how to match opportunities and personal resources, goals and action plans? how to involve the students in the career development? In this context there is a need for more effective collaboration between stakeholders: the formal education system, ICT developers, employment services, NGOs, local communities. Conselling services providers need to better assess guidance and career counselling needs and to support the adaptation formal curriculum to the current labour market. It is of the utmost importance to include soft skills in the national curriculum: self-awareness, communication, personal marketing, entrepreneurship, teamwork, decision making, occupational and labor market analysis. The general aim should be to develope a positive attitude towards career choice and development.

Aims of the project

„- Monitoring the VET graduates insertion on the labour market (data base) - Supporting VET students:  To explore one's own career  To become aware of their personal profile  To be responsible for personal career decisions  To develop positive and realistic attitudes towards the employment process  To share learning experiences and knowledge  To analyze the labour market  To understand the correlation between interests, competencies, attitudes and opportunities ”

Target group

  • students
  • Guidance practitioners
  • Teachers

Description of the target group

Over 15000 students enrolled in VET schools, in 3counties (Ilfov, Prahova, Giurgiu) and the municipality of Bucharest.

Staff (selection, evaluation, training, promotion)

project management team school counsellors IT experts

Methodological approach, activities implemented

„- Survey about the insertion of VET graduates on the labour market and needs analysis - Guidance and career counselling sessions for over 12000 VET students in 3 counties and the municipality of Bucharest. - guide with resource for career counselling activities („A successful career”) - Action plan for the improvement of career counselling services for the VET students - Board for monitoring the insertion of VET students on the labour market ”

Results and impact - data of program internal/ external evaluation, beneficiary satisfaction, the impact of the didactical practices at individual and institutional level

The research run by the project provided essential data regarding the insertion rate and the successful insertion rate in 12 months after graduation, on education levels. (Raportul de Inserție MIA, 2013). The main results, as they were inferred from students’ feedback was: • Knowing and valuing personal resources • Awareness of criteria for choosing the right job • Identifying ways to develop the necessary skills for the job • Obtaining relevant information about careers • Familiarization with various professional areas • Prospecting possible careers • Knowledge and practice of useful behaviors for successful job interviews • Exchange of relevant information with those who are already employed

Conclusions, lessons learned

The project has been deemed to be highly profitable by participating students and VET school. It has helped develop a favourable culture for career development, leading to a positive attitude towards employment, while taking into consideration opportunities at local/ regional/ national and European level. The project has motivated the participants to develop and maintain a competitive level of transferable skills.

Directions of further development/ Transferability, replicability

The training of the school counsellors and the teachers will be replicated in the future, based on the guide developed for the career counselling sessions. The ICT tools developed will continue to be used in monitoring the insertion of VET graduates.

Type of ESL (early school leaving) practice

  • Prevention
  • Intervention

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  • Governance and coordination
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  • Objectives and needs
  • Competences and skills for practitioners
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  • Evaluation of performance and effectiveness