The Youth Career and Advising Center (JKC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation whose main goals and objectives are the development of social, educational and cultural programs as well as endorsement of civic initiatives and advancement of public service system. The main focus of the activities is dedicated to 4 topics: career education and guidance; effective communication and life skills; development education; organisational management. JKC aims to meet public needs through educational, scientific, cultural, social and legal initiatives and to carry out activities to realize the following objectives:
- Provide information and counselling in order to enable people to become responsible for their lives and make important decisions;
- Facilitate non-formal education for acquiring skills and attitudes for successful self-expression (career planning, communication, conflict management, team building, leadership skills development, project management, active civic participation);
- initiate programmes and projects in order to introduce new approaches and methods for successful development of life skills.
- Develop educational, social and cultural initiatives;
- Create and improve the system of career guidance services;
- Stimulate actions of academic community;
- Initiate strategic projects for change in educational system and integration into EU environment;
- Provide information about study opportunities in Lithuania and abroad;
- Provide guidance on career decision making process and personal realisation;
- Provide educational programmes for youth and adults.

Other objectives of JKC include the following:
- Publication of books.
- Other forms of publication.
- Research in the fields of social sciences and humanities.

YCAC is a member of these organizations:
- NAFSA (National Association of International Educators)
- EAIE (European Association of International Education)
- IAEVG/AIOSP (International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance)
- NGDO coalition “New Connections”
- Association of Vocational Counselling Professionals

More information about JKC’s projects: http://bit.ly/eZj4Q3

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