Modernization of the career guidance system: experience of Scandinavian and Baltic countries

Ільїч, Людмила Миколаївна (2019) Modernization of the career guidance system: experience of Scandinavian and Baltic countries Економіка та держава (7). pp. 4-12. ISSN 2306-6806

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Today’s youth primarily link own’s professional aspirations, successful career pursuing and gaining a desired social status to getting higher education. At the same time national labor market demonstrates rather high level of overeducated labor force which eventually increases. It means that the country possesses significant potential of workforce employed in low-skilled jobs. Under such circumstances developing the efficient career guidance system is a strategic aim on the way of sustainable economic development security. The purpose of the article is to investigate a specific nature of career guidance system in Scandinavian and Baltic countries, as well as highlight innovation methods and social institution enable to upgrade the national career guidance system. The experience of career guidance system modernization in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania was analyzed. It is defined that in majority of the countries career guidance system is an essential part of life-long learning education. It has been found that career guidance system modernization in the states investigated took place considering the European Union quality norms and standards. The wide circle of occupational and educational stakeholders (representatives of ministries and agencies, heads of educational institutions, associations and communities of educationalists, employers, trade unions etc.) were engaged in discussing the prospective changes. The tools of career guidance policy formation and realization were investigated. It has been identified that the profound role of the state in formation career guidance policy and regulatory, organizational, financial, infrastructure and personnel support security concerning this policy realization is the common feature uniting Scandinavian and Baltic countries. Innovation approaches to provision of vocational guidance services like psychological diagnostics of person’s professional skills, individual and family consultations of career advisers as well as a wide range of information and consulting online services providing by authorities and non-governmental organization are highlighted. Taking into account the experience of Scandinavian and Baltic countries, the ways of increasing the efficiency of national career guidance system are defined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: career guidance; professional self-determination; education; labor market; career.
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет економіки та управління > Кафедра управління
Це архівні підрозділи > Кафедра фінансів та економіки
Depositing User: викладач Людмила Миколаївна Ільїч
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 05:59
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 05:59

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