CaT – The Career Tree Project

We want to assist you in making right choices


On February 22, 2018 at the headquarters of the University of Economics and Innovation in Aula A, took place the conference: "Advice in career planning. Multidimensional measurement of professional predispositions with the use of the CaT tool ", the main purpose was to present the results of the project" Career Tree CaT, which has been implementing by our institution since 2014.

The conference was opened by the Vice-Rector for Didactics, Quality of Education and Student Affairs of the University of Economics and Innovation Michał Jarmuł, PhD, professor of WSEI, then the following spoke: post-doctoral Zbigniew B. Gaś, Associate Professor of WSEI, who was a moderator.

The first part of the conference was aimed at presenting the concept of a modern tool created on-line. The goal that guided the concept of using the tool was to improve the quality of work of vocational counselors: psychologists and pedagogues and teachers supporting youth in career planning.

The authors of the concept and the tool themselves gave their speeches, WSEI experts PhD Robert Porzak, PhD Monika Baryła-Matejczuk, Fr. PhD Jacek Łukasiewicz and PhD Grzegorz Kata. Later on, invited guests were presented their speeches PhD Katarzyna Hartfil, Psychologist and vocational counselor at the Junior High and High School Jan III Sobieski in Lublin and Mrs Edyta Migałka, representing the VCC Foundation.

The second part of the conference was workshop sessions, which allowed participants to get to know the practical side of the tool.

During the conference honored us representatives of institutions such as:

- Center for Education Development (ORE) - Małgorzata Rosak, delegated by the Minister of National Education Mrs Anna Zalewska 

- Agnieszka Włodarczyk, representing the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE), our guardian and a good spirit of the project 

- Lublin City Council, Faculty of Education and Upbringing on behalf of Director Ewa Dumkiewicz-Sprawka, Mr. Wojciech Polak 

- Valdani Vicari & Associati (VVA) (European Commission) Ms Iva Plašilová 

- Voivodeship Labor Office in Lublin on behalf of Director Małgorzata Sokół, Ms. Maryla Wójtowicz 

- Center for Continual Education in Lublin (CKU) Mrs. Deputy Director Anna Ruman Kołodyńska

representatives of Poviat Labor Offices, Employment Agencies, Volunteer Labor Corps (OHP), Vocational Education Schools and employees of Career Services and Psychological and pedagogical centers.

The conference was also attended by guests from abroad from labor market institutions: 

Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg Belgium


ECTE – European Center in Training for Employement (Greece)

Eduforma s.r.l. (Italy)

Institute for the Development of Employees Advancement Services Ltd. (Ireland)


Thank you for your interest, time spent together, exchange of ideas and invite you to follow the project website.




On February 22nd, 2018 at 10am Conference entitled:


"CONSULTING IN CAREER PLANNING", multidimensional measurement of professional predispositions using the CaT tool"

dedicated to the Multidimensional Diagnosis System, and Career Tree education and career counseling.


The aim of the conference is to present a tool consisting of:

  • package of diagnostic tests and educational and vocational advice for young people aged 16-22
  • work tools for psychologists, educators and teachers supporting young people in planning and developing their careers
  • help in the career counseling process

During the conference will be presented:

  • tool quality: relevance, reliability verified on a representative group of young people aged 16 - 22
  • the cross-cultural nature of the tool, which will be available in Poland, Great Britain, Turkey, Spain, and Slovenia
  • diagnosis dimensions within: personality, system of values and life goals, temperament, cognitive abilities, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial skills, professional, current qualifications
  • on-line report
  • diagnosis results


In the second part of the conference, Experts will conduct workshop sessions in computer rooms, presenting in practice the operation of the tool.


Applications for the Conference via the form available: here



University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin

Monika Frączek +48 81 749 32 27

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Participation in the conference is free of charge!


The authors of the concept and the System:

  1. PROFESSOR PH.D. ZBIGNIEW B. GAŚ, Moderator of the Conference (WSEI Lublin)
  2. Ph.D. ROBERT PORZAK "Structure and characteristics of the Career Tree (CaT) - an automated diagnosis and counseling system in an educational and professional career" (WSEI Lublin)
  3. Ph.D. JACEK ŁUKASIEWICZ "The importance of presenting and discussing the results of the study in professional counseling. The specificity of the structure of diagnostic reports (for the counselor and the examined person) in the Career Tree "(WSEI Lublin)
  4. Ph.D. MONIKA BARYŁA- MATEJCZUK "Group career counseling as a method of supporting the development of social competences" (WSEI Lublin)
  5. Ph.D. GRZEGORZ KATA "Methods and strategies to facilitate resistance in career counseling. Proposals for actions developed within the Career Tree "(WSEI Lublin)

The University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin has participated in the Global Education Conference 2017. This annual education conference is one of the greatest events of its kind across the globe. The Conference has become the platform allowing the exchange of experiences, best practices and information in the area of education that attracts the attention of the increasing number of viewers from all over the world.

This year, during four intensive conference days, there have been around 120 online presentations taking place addressing teachers, learners, students, education and training institutions, policymakers, parents and other stakeholders. Presentations concerned wide spectrum of topics, nevertheless, all of them were closely connected to education in the global perspective.

WSEI has been represented by Grzegorz Kata, PhD, Robert Porzak, PhD and Jacek Łukasiewicz, PhD. They have presented CaT – Career Tree project ( implemented by the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin, Baobab Association, Kadis d.o.o., Polish Psychologists’ Association, Bahcesehir University within the Erasmus+ programme.

CaT is the project dedicated to supporting young people facing important decisions concerning their future education or employment. The innovative diagnostic tools available online, as well as materials and methodology for career counsellors, developed as the end project results, may contribute to increasing the quality of career counselling services provided to young people and, by means of that, help them make more conscious choices regarding their further development or career.

The archive video material from the conference should be available at the Global Education Conference website shortly:



Faculty of Administration and Economics of the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin organized on 30-31 May 2017 in Nałęczów IX INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE "MECHANISMS FOR SUPPORTING THE SECTOR OF SMALL SECTORS IN POLAND AND THE WORLD".

The CaT tool and effects of the project were presented by Dr. Robert Porzak.

The development of the SME sector also depends on a better assessment and diagnosis of the hidden potential of young people entering the labour market.

The tool created at CaT will provide a quick and scientifically based assessment of the competence profile of future employees. The adaptive tests offered by the tool also enable the self-assessment of young people as to his or her ability to become an entrepreneur.

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