Vocational guidance aims at helping individuals learn about opportunities for education, training and work, and facilitating their career planning. It includes vocational orientation and counselling, and may be given in schools, training centres, specialized offices or institutions.
Vocational guidance services can play an essential role in promoting equal opportunity for girls and women in their choice of jobs, vocational training courses and future occupational areas. Such services ought to ensure that proposals are not influenced by considerations based on stereotypes or prejudices that have the effect of channelling women into particular sectors or activities.
→ see also Human resources development, Occupational segregation and Vocational training
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