Career choice readiness of young people in vocational preparation schemes
Initial situation, development and success criteria
A high degree of career choice readiness is usually deemed to be a key target objective of the vocational preparation schemes that are normally offered at the end of the period of general schooling. But what is the significance of the development of career choice readiness following completion of school, especially if the transitional process does not run smoothly? Using an empirical study on vocational preparation schemes carried out by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit [Federal Employment Agency] as a basis, this article investigates the extent to which career choice readiness also represents an important reference value within this context, and studies the nature of the correlation between such readiness, individual course of measures and destination of participants.