L’aide à l’orientation professionnelle par la photo -

Vocational guidance by use of photos

Background and objectives

All over Europe, pedagogical measures for career advice and support of career entry are offered nowadays. Most teachers, however, do not dispose of adequate resources and tools and offer a lack of information concerning the conditions, the duration, the types and the costs of respective programmes and certificates.

The main objective of the project is to develop a tool supporting vocational guidance in an innovative way. In order to reach this, partners from 4 countries (France, Belgium, Austria and Bulgaria) have formed a team, with each of them being responsible for different activities in the course of the “Photo” project.

Activities and outcomes

The basic element of the tool to be transferred into new geographical areas is a set of 96 photos that represent different activities, professions and interests. These are demonstrated to young people to get information about which occupational fields are preferred and which are refused by them. The results are published together with comments about the awareness of the jobs’ characteristics and correspondent future steps into practice.

According to the young clients’ preferences, individual and personal dossiers are created and included in a portfolio as an essential component. The portfolio, however, facilitates the coaches’ work with the young people in the first place.

The newly developed tool can be used in different situations, such as on the computer, in videos or in presentations, but as well in paper form. It can also be applied in individual or group work.

Final results will be available as software on the internet.

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci TOI
Coordination: Education et Formation Tout Au Long de la Vie (FRA)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2011 – September 2013
Website: www.euro-cordiale.lu/zoom2choose
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.