National development projects for lifelong guidance (RRF 2022–2024)

To boost sustainable growth, the employment rate and skills level must rise. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has therefore launched several development projects. The project to develop knowledge-based management, quality and coordination of lifelong guidance will coordinate the development of information, guidance and counselling services in different sectors at the national level.

The project will assess the current state of guidance nationally and create a model and framework for quality assurance by defining cross-sectoral indicators and criteria for monitoring quality. In addition, the project will collect and analyse information on guidance services, projects, practices and tools, and offer collected information and tools to all those involved in guidance to support their operations and the implementation of national strategic objectives for lifelong guidance. The project will also consider what kind of national quality criteria or recommendations could be used to improve the quality of guidance.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has delegated some of the project activities to KEHA Centre, which is a national agency providing development and administrative services for ELY Centres and TE Offices. The project to promote career planning skills will create a national framework for career planning skills. The project for guidance skills will assess the overall structure of counsellor training, prepare descriptions of core and special competence in guidance skills and organise continuing education for counsellors.

The projects receive funding from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), for which the Government has drawn up the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland.

Teea Oja, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 161, [email protected]

Funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU