Informing, motivating, offering support – educational guidance in Mexican vocational education and training

Coverbild: BWP 2/2017
Issue/Year (Volume) 2/2017 (46)
Page(s) 44-47

Young people are often unclear as to their career wishes whilst at school. For this reason, services such as vocational orientation and guidance have an important role to play. This article presents the challenges and aims of educational guidance, and measures undertaken in this, at the National College of Technical Professional Education in Mexico (CONALEP). It investigates the question of how CONALEP can succeed in making educational guidance an established part of everyday vocational school provision even though this does not form a regular component of curricula. The article concludes by illustrating options for the possible further development of the concept of educational guidance by CONALEP.