Category: Finland


This is an excellent Powerpoint presentation on lifelong guidance in Finland, created by representatives of two ministries (Ms Ulla-Jill Karlsson, Ministry of Education and Culture and Ms Anna Toni, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment), and presented recently online at a National Conference on Career Development in South Africa organised ... Read More
May 30, 2024John McCarthy


The CIP theory of career choice concerns the application of general principles of cognitive information processing to making and implementing career choices.  The recently published “Cognitive Information Processing: Career Theory, Research, and Practice” aims to improve the integration of cognitive information processing (CIP) theory, research, and practice, leading to more cost-effective ... Read More
January 23, 2024John McCarthy


تملك فنلندا واحداً من أفضل موارد أنظمة التوجيه المهني المدرسي حول العالم، حيث يُعتبر التعليم المهني جزءاً متكاملاً وإلزامياً من المنهج المدرسي، وتبلغ نسبة الطالب الى ممارس توجيه مهني المدرسي 350:1. بالتالي، من الطبيعي ان تملك مؤسسات التعليم العالي والمستمر في فنلندا (بما في ذلك التعليم والتدريب التقني والمهني TVET) معدلات ... Read More
June 23, 2022John McCarthy


The National Audit Office, Finland, has just issued its report on the state and quality of the local cooperation network of guidance services as well as the activities of the steering ministries (Education and Culture; Employment and Economy) in reinforcing the prerequisites for guidance services. The report addresses: Clarifying the contents of ... Read More
July 3, 2015John McCarthy


This Concept Note on Nordic perspectives on career competences and guidance (2014) was commissioned by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning  (NVL) in co-operation with the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN. It explores: what is meant by career management competences (in the Nordic language context it is more meaningful to talk of 'career ... Read More
January 15, 2015John McCarthy