The National Resource Centre for Vocational Guidance (NRCVG) serves as one of the main instruments to develop European dimension in education and training through the provision of information on education and training opportunities in the EU - EEA Member States and the associated countries. It aims to facilitate transnational mobility in the European Space.
The Turkish National Recourses Centre for Vocational Guidance operating under Loenardo da Vinci Programme has been set-up in consultation with the European Commission since 2005. All EU – EEA Member States and the associated countries, totally 31 countries, have their own centres called “Euroguidance”.
The objectives of the transnational network of National Resources Centres for vocational guidance
The NRCVG objectives are as follows:
Developing the European dimension in the national systems of educational and vocational guidance and counselling, together with the authorities responsible for the provision of transnational guidance services in each country
Promoting the European dimension in education and training in close cooperation with national systems of educational and vocational guidance and counselling in the participating countries.
Contributing to mobility in education and training by providing quality information to relevant target groups on:
(a) education and training opportunities;
(b) opportunities for work experience placements;
(c) the Community Initiatives and Programmes;
(d) pathways to occupations and careers;
(e) the legal framework for mobility;
in the EU – EEA Member States and the associated countries.
Contributing to the exchange of quality information on:
(a) education and training systems in the EU – EEA Member States and the associated countries;
(b) vocational and educational guidance systems in the EU – EEA Member States and the associated countries;
(c) qualifications and skills.
Promoting mutual awareness and co-operation between guidance services in the different EU – EEA Members States and in the associated countries in terms of working methods and dissemination of innovative practices.
Tasks of the Turkish NRCVG
Collecting, producing and disseminating quality information about education and training opportunities
Suppporting the development of the European portal (PLOTEUS) on Learning Opportunities;
- identification of appropriate information resources available on the Web, concerning learning opportunities (compulsory education, VET, higher education, adult education), practical information, national education and training systems, international exchanges, documentation centres, contacts.
- classification of the above-mentioned resources via a dedicated software, provided by the Commission to the Centres;
- production of texts for the portal as appropriate, for instance: information on the education and training systems, reports on relevant experiences, news, etc.;
- maintenance of the links: check the validity of the links on a regular basis
Promoting co-operation between the various actors in the field of guidance and counselling at national and transnational level, and contributing to the awareness on European opportunities in the field of education and training among guidance counsellors through concrete activities.
Contributing to the development of the transnational network of NRCVGs, also through the implementation of communication, information and support activities (documentation, directories, web sites, network seminars, information events at European level etc.).
Contributing to the dissemination and/or valorisation of innovative guidance projects developed under Leonardo da Vinci (first and second phase), and any other Community programme or initiative.