Investing in Career Guidance (2021)
This booklet is a result of cooperation between six international organisations which came together to produce an overview of career guidance, its need worldwide, the ways to organise it, etc.
The new edition published in 2021 is an updated release to the first booklet which came out in 2019. Since, the joint international effort has been reflecting the fact that the need for guidance had increased sharply with people staying in education and training longer, and pressure growing on people to upskill and reskill.
Today’s labour market is even more turbulent than it was in 2019. Covid-19 has deeply disrupted demand for workers and accelerated patterns of automation and digital transformation that are radically changing the character of work and increasing risks of joblessness and precarious employment. Therefore, career guidance has an essential part to play in recovery plans and in helping people of all ages and backgrounds to navigate such disruption. Evidence reviews give policy makers confidence that investment in guidance can be expected to provide positive economic, educational and social returns to both individuals and society.