It was the occasion for these sectors to present their recommendations on how to improve career guidance for people between 14-18 in order to motivate them to follow STEM-related studies, vocational education and training, and as a result, to work for our industrial sectors.
Ceemet and ECEG consider, amongst other priorities, that:
- Public authorities should invest in effective, practical, and flexible career guidance free from gender stereotypes. They should also put in place communication campaigns to promote vocational education and training as a proper alternative for academic paths in industry.
- The educational system with the support of public authorities should invest in tailor made career advice targeted to youngsters.
- The chemical and MET sectors should reinforce the link between educational institutions, industry, and career guidance professionals. They should organize informative sessions and awareness raising events/campaign to promote the good working conditions existing in the chemical and MET industries.
- Parents should guide children towards STEM studies.