Context and aims
GOAL is a pilot project in the Czech Republic – Goal project team is starting from scratch. The system level outreach approach in career guidance is an uncharted territory in the Czech Republic especially for this target group.
Both centres use the promotional tools that come within the allowed budget. Project websites have been launched together with contacts and information about working hours. Regarding the target group and their lack of relevant information, direct contacts through cooperation with relevant stakeholders is seen as the most effective tool at present.
Strengths and achievements
According to the needs and strengths analysis, there were concerns that cooperation with strategic partners such as Labour office would be difficult or insufficient. These fears were mainly due to a lack of previous experience in cooperation with these partners. Looking back at GOAL, the evaluators are able to conclude that cooperation achieved a very high level, greatly exceeding the project team’s initial expectations.
Challenges and barriers
It is important to mention that these services are not provided by schools or Labour Office because there is generally a negative attitude among the target group about these services.