Key findings

Outreach strategies

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.

Outreach strategies

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.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COUNSELLOR

Iceland
Iceland

"GOAL interview: a client came to discuss a program for validation of employability skills, in which she is going to participate."

"In-house discussions with other counsellors and project managers on an unexpected issue with a student. We tried to solve the issue together. We had to contact another school."

Lithuania
Lithuania

“Presentation for unemployed people about possibilities to get involved into the Goal project and get free of charge orientation and guidance.”

“Orientation and guidance of adult people. 2 clients are consulted: they are unemployed and have plans for learning a new profession in order to find a job.“

Netherlands
Netherlands

“The prison population and educational needs of the detainees are far from homogeneous.”

 “Usually, there are 6 to 8 detainees at a time, each with an individual program. I guide them. The guidance can be focused on basic education, vocational education or specific courses detainees are taking at that time”

Slovenia
Slovenia

"Working with clients gives me energy and brings me joy, because between individual sessions I can see progress, changes, new beliefs, enrolment in education programmes and I can build good relationships with my clients."

 

"The feeling that I do a lot of good for my clients is priceless."

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

“At the start of every session, counsellors try to gather information about the client, his or her position within the family and wider friendship circles, and his or her health. They also explore the client’s feelings, ideas and motivation.”

“Based on the client’s answers, the counsellor selects ways to proceed in order to meet the client’s needs and goals.”

Flanders
Flanders

"All information, agreements made and steps taken during sessions are written down in the registration system"

“Even the names of persons clients have been talking about are registered in order to remember the whole communication line and, more importantly, to avoid them having to say things twice. It creates a sense of trust with our clients.”

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