The 44-th annual career specialist conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) take place on October 19-21 in Riga, Latvia, bringing together career guidance professionals from around the world. IAEVG scientific and practical conference is organized by the State Education Development Agency (VIAA) and the Latvian Career Support Development Association (LKAAA), to highlight the importance of guidance in economic development as well as the development of the field of career guidance in general.
Minister of Education and Science Anita Muižniece admits: “It is important to provide support people, especially at these difficult times, when such unpredictable changes take place in the processes of education and employment. Remote work and study modes bring additional confusion and sometimes increase uncertainty. But career information, career education and career guidance form a single system that helps people understand their opportunities and abilities, their choices and the importance of their future.”
VIAA director Dita Traidās emphasizes: “We are pleased to organize this conference, which brings together career development professionals - researchers, practitioners, educators and students from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to identify innovative solutions in the field of career guidance. Despite the fact that the IAEVG annual conference is taking place online for the first time and its participants do not have the opportunity to visit our country, we are pleased to contribute to the promotion of career development support at the international level.”
At the IAEVG conference, career professionals will be able to broaden their horizons, find ideas and methods for improving their work in order to increase the potential of career guidance in the field of both industry professionals and associations. For the first time, at the conference with support of Latvian specialists has summarized the most popular methods and materials of IAEVG national correspondents, which are available for viewing in the virtual exhibition.
During one of the sessions of the international conference will also host the National Career Support Conference “Teacher Career Counselor Resources for Promoting Self-Effectiveness”, which will be attended by pedagogical career counselors and other interested people from Latvia.
The IAEVG brings together guidance professionals from around the world. The cooperation partner of the Association in Latvia is VIAA, which this year has earned the right to organize the annual international conference with the support of the Euroguidance program and LKAAA. Conference is funded by the European Social Fund project “Career Support in General and Vocational Education Institutions”