Lifelong Guidance in Finland

Key Policies and Practices

In: Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries
Authors: Anna Toni and Raimo Vuorinen


Finland has a long history of good collaboration between the educational and employment sector regarding lifelong guidance, specifically career guidance. Today, this manifests as having a national strategy for lifelong guidance, good access to high quality services and innovative pilots such as the One-Stop Guidance Centres for youth. The new government led by Prime Minister Sanna Marin has decided to put even more efforts into lifelong guidance. This chapter describes what has been done and what future challenges lie ahead.