With the title “Transitions, career learning and career management skills. Multi-disciplinary and critical perspectives”, a research conference took place in October 19-20, at the Stockholm University. The conference was organised by a group of researchers within the national research network Career Development and Career Guidance, KAV (Karriärutveckling och karriärvägledning) and gathered researchers and contributors from different institutions from Sweden, Austria, Ireland, and other places.
The aim was to discuss on how career choice and career development can affect the establishment and mobility of individuals in their working life and may prevent social marginalization and exclusion. The conference was also aimed at initiating and developing multidisciplinary research collaboration which could potentially lead to increased knowledge about and critical understanding of transitions, career learning and career competence.
In the framework of the parallel session devoted to ‘Enhancing employability: from best practice to critical perspectives’ Skill Up project leader Adriana Ornellas, together with professors Eva Edman Stålbrandt & Kajsa Falkner from the Stockholm University presented the Skill Up project, focusing on the best practices in enhancing graduates’ skills for employability and presenting insights from three European countries.
Part of the Skill Up Project comprises a European wide analysis which is aimed at identifying the overall satisfaction of employers with new graduates’ employability skills. The analysis is also conducted in the project partner countries (Spain, Sweden and Germany).