2023 Ceemet and ECEG Career Guidance Position Paper of MET and Chemical industries

On 24 January 2023, Ceemet and ECEG (European Chemicals Employers) organised a joint event on “career guidance in a changing world of work – the case of the MET and chemical industries”. This event that took place in the European Parliamen was hosted by MEP Sylvie Brunet, Renew Europe, France.

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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

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