Social, economic and cultural changes in the society require new professional skills and form a new approach to the phenomenon of the choice of profession, which encourages the development of professional orientation services. Choosing profession, as a social phenomenon, is becoming a stable modern state of one's life. So, today we need to speak about the phenomenon of professional orientation at school as a permanent and unavoidable process, which affects every person seeking to integrate successfully into the constantly changing world of the job market. Thus, the improvement of professional qualifications or retraining, which helps to acquire competence important for the job market, is becoming constant.
It is acknowledged today that professional orientation services are one of the most important components of the whole life teaching strategy. So, the importance of the development of professional orientation services is emphasized.
The aim of this thesis is to reveal opportunities for professional orientation forming a conscious and purposeful self-determination of pupils.
The tasks of the thesis:
To discuss the external development of the professional orientation problem and the theoretical origin of it in Lithuania;
To analyze the aims and concept of professional orientation in the main educational documents, where the topic of the development of professional orientation is discussed;
To ground the need of pupils to use professional orientation resources and the accessibility of them at school while choosing a professional activity;
To examine a view of pupils on the role of school forming their choice of profession;
It is advisable to implement professional orientation, briefing and consultation services taking into consideration the needs of pupils at all school ages.
The results of the research showed that professional orientation implemented at schools now is not sufficient enough, although in education plans it is anticipated to help students to acquire knowledge on professional qualification, corresponding to the level of modern technologies, culture and personal skills.
Raktažodžiai: profesinis orientavimas, professional orientation, vocational guidance, profesija, profesinis informavimas