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.