Vytautas Magnus University
Vytautas Magnus University is one of leading universities in Lithuania having the greatest experience related to studies and researches on career counseling issues. It takes the leading role in developing the conceptual framework for career counselors training.
During recent years with support of European structural funds as well as Leonardo da Vinci program VMU experts team have developed a number of normative documents defining how to organize and implement career counseling service in educational and labor market systems, among them – Vocational Information Standard, Occupational Standard of Vocational Counselor, and Occupational Training Standard of Vocational Counselor.
Since 2002 VMU actively cooperates with Lithuanian Labour Exchanges and delivers short non-consecutive study modules for labour exchange career counselors’ professional development. VMU is the first to start formal career counselors’ training. In 2005 it initiated and in cooperation with other three Lithuanian universities (Klaipeda University, Siauliai University and Vilnius Pedagogical University) implemented the national project during which the master study programme “Career counseling” has been developed and about 100 researchers on career counseling have been prepared.
Staff involved in the NICE Network:
Prof. Dr. Kestutis Pukelis