Career Counselling Services is a Youth Board of Cyprus project, based on four action pillars. It offers young people of various ages and needs counselling and guidance on academic, professional and personal development.
Career Counselling Services are geared for students, young job seekers and young professionals.
Career Counselling Services are based on four action pillars:
Personalised career counselling and guidance
Personal meetings between YBC career counsellors and school students, university students and young people. Personal counselling sessions may cover a wide range of topics: school subjects selection guidance, filling of public university entrance application forms, information on studying in Cyprus and abroad, CV building, academic and professional options, etc.
The meetings are held at Youth Board of Cyprus Youth Information Centres.
Career test and result analysis
Career tests are suitable for students (Middle school, High school, Technical school), university students and other young people.
Career test is a valuable supportive tool for career counsellors that allows them to offer personalised guidance based on the interests and skills of each young person.
Through the career test, young people achieve self-awareness and discover certain hidden talents, skills and personality features. This self-discovery will help them select a more suitable academic and professional path.
The test is offered FREE of charge, following a preliminary meeting with the YBC career counsellor who will decide whether a career test is recommended or not.
Series of workshops on soft skills development
These address school and university students, job seekers and young professionals. They are held at Youth Information Centres in every city, as well as other places, by the Youth Board of Cyprus.
The workshops aim at preparing young people for the job market (e.g. CV drafting, preparation for a job interview, good practices for job hunting, etc.). They also provide professional development skills that help young people become successful professionals (e.g. presentation and communication skills, cooperation and group work, digital skills development, etc.)
Career academies are open to students, job seekers and young professionals who wish to achieve professional development.
Youth Board of Cyprus Career Academies are one or two-day events that offer comprehensive training on professional development through lectures and workshops by leading key-note speakers.
Participants attend intensive lectures, inspirational speeches by young professionals or other trainers from the business sector and participate actively in experiential workshops. Through their active participation, young participants exchange good practices, practise networking and develop on a personal and professional level.
A wide range of topics is covered, such as:
Career choice, job hunting, junior career development, funding opportunities, professional skills development, etc.
All Career Counselling Services are offered FREE of charge to all young people.