Evaluation Lithuania

In Lithuania no specific adult guidance institutions have been established and currently adult education providers (vocationally oriented and general education) are the main providers of guidance and orientation services. However, for the majority of educational institutions guidance and counselling play only a minor role in their services. In addition, public employment services have a developed system of career and learning guidance for unemployed adults. The system of adults‘ guidance lacks clarity and coordination when it comes to governance and institutional framework issues. Existing services do not meet the expectations and needs of low skilled adults: services are not equally distributed throughout Lithuania; adults are not always aware of the availability of such services in their neighbourhood; services are not always targeted to low skilled adults, and guidance staff may lack knowledge of and tools for this target group. The GOAL experimentation was carried out by educational institutions: the Vilnius Adult Education Centre (VAEC) and the Public Institution Vilnius Jerusalem Labour Market Training Centre (VJLMTC). Both centres have built on existing services and expertise to further develop the educational guidance services.

The links below will lead you to the Lithuanian results for the main themes of the GOAL evaluation.

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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