Annemarie Oomen

Annemarie holds BAs in career development, social sciences and educational policy. She recently retired from being a senior consultant for APS, National Center for School Improvement, a NGO in the Netherlands and started her PhD at the University of Derby. Parental involvement in career education and guidance (CEG) in secondary education is her issue currently.

After practicing careers work over 15 years in secondary schools and career services, she joined APS in 1989. There  she developed and introduced, on national level, concepts and implementation strategies on the integration of CEG into education. She has been a consultant for the Ministry of Education and other governmental organisations. Since 1983 she published, mainly in Dutch.

Abroad she has been a project director/consultant, trainer on CEG in several European  (Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, UK), and international ( Brazil, West Indies) contexts. She presented her work with mixed international audiences. Her experience abroad include membership of the Dutch country team in the symposia on  'Career Development and Public Policy' since 1999. She compiled the Dutch report in the OECD career policy review and was member of the visiting team to Canada and the Czech Republic. Currently she is a consultant on Career Management Skills in the ELGPN.