Implications for future programme development
GOAL experience in Lithuania suggests that counsellors need a several compilations of different tools, from which they can select those that best suit the individual client’s needs and goals. Counsellors expressed their need for specialised compilations by target groups (motivated / non-motivated clients, young clients who dropped out of school). This raises a need for mapping of existing tools on the national level and making them available for professionals. Current compilations of tools (e.g. published on Euroguidance platform) are targeted for school-age students. A similar platform could be established or supplemented for professionals working with adults.
Implications of policy
Programme partners from PES system revealed that new methodologies and tools for individual and group counselling of low-motivated job seekers was developed and introduced from 2017. It would be beneficial that counsellors working outside the PES system would have access at least partially to these tools.
Implications for policy
In Lithuania, fragmentation in the adult education sector appears to manifest itself in a number of ways relevant to GOAL. Similarly, to counsellors’ competence profiles and continuing professional development, there is no clear understanding or guidance regarding where responsibility lies for developing, mapping and disseminating guidance tools for adults.