Project Details

Critical Review of Career Counseling in On-the-Job Training: Case Study of Ywets

Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme (Ywets) launched in 2002, until today, still the major effort of the Labor Department to bridge the school education and career path of youths, especially those who are less successful in schooling. It aims to “enhance the employability of young people, including work experience and job skills, and brighten their employment prospects, through the provision of on-the-job training.” The Scheme is divided into two major parts, i.e. induction course and on-the-job training (OJT) through work placement for the participants. Career counseling, provided by registered social workers, is one of the vital components of the work placement. However, more and more researches query counseling debriefing is not only largely ineffective but may also have long-term adverse effect on “weak”, especially in the clientele of young ones. The research aims at critically review the function and significance of career counseling which built-in the OJT of the Scheme, questions if career counseling generating very limited contribution to the enhancement of their employability, or even undermining the effectiveness the OJT by the work placement for the participants. OJT is emerging to be an important field of studies in education.

Commencement Date : 2008/8
Completion Date : 2009/4
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr LAW, Kam Yee 羅金義 [SSC]





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