Dace Briede-Zālīte was awarded a national career guidance award for contributions to careers education. The most important achievements in 2019 included the organisation of career lessons for 4630 young people, personally meeting with 2700 youngsters, giving lectures on goal planning and personality analysis (DISC) methodology for determining career choices. Dace Briede-Zālīte has actively participated in the EU funded project “PROTI UN DARI” (Know and Do) for young people who are neither in education nor employment and are therefore at risk of exclusion from the world of work. She has also provided numerous individual consultations during the national education exhibition “School 2019”. Additionally, she has carried out a career event in a Nordplus funded project for the Baltic States, as well as has created a set of digital intellectual games.

The founder of the Youth Academy “PACELT PASAULI” (Lift the World), Dace Briede-Zālīte has created this service-minded career guidance concept already in 2010. This started out as an initiative to support young people in finding their future profession by involving school teachers and adults in order to help children to build a better future. The programmes of the Youth Academy help young people to develop self-confidence and understand their needs, as well as providing additional knowledge on how to become more successful in life and future choices.

The Youth Academy “PACELT PASAULI” works not only with young people regarding careers education but also gives lectures to parents and teachers. These programmes are designed to improve communication among young people, parents and teachers. Visits to schools with a goal mapping programme and career guidance for youth started back in 2010, being among pioneers in youth career counselling in Latvia. Since 2017 work has begun in the EU-funded project “Proti un Dari”, where programmes created by Dace Briede-Zālīte have been applied in career counselling for young adults to find an appropriate career path, especially for those who find it difficult to integrate into the labour market.

  • Author / Originator: Dace Briede-Zālīte
  • Country of origin Latvia
  • Resource launch date March 24, 2021
  • Main focus Career Development
  • Modality Remote, Presential
  • Context Schools, Higher Education
  • Type Intervention, Training
  • Target group Teachers, Primary School Students, Secondary School Students, Post-Secondary School Students, VET Students, University Students, Jobseekers, Parents, Disadvantaged groups
  • This practice developed through Erasmus+ No
  • Website https://paceltpasauli.lv/