Career guidance services at TE Offices play an important role during transition phases in working life and education

10.3.2020

Vocational guidance and career guidance services are also considered an important part of TE Services as a whole and guidance has had a positive impact on the clients' work, and studies as well as their likelihood to seek out these services. There is a need for development, in particular in the resourcing, client targeting and regional availability of guidance services. The information is based on a study commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The most satisfied clients were those who had received more guidance and those for whom guidance had helped lead to a clear end result. Clients expressed the most appreciation for access to guidance and their instructor’s expertise. However, the client's responses were divided in terms of the usefulness of guidance, and some felt that the psychologist assigned to them was not sufficiently familiar with their situation and that the guidance was too general and non-specific in nature. This may in part be due to the lack of resources widely highlighted in the study.

With regard to the success of the guidance work, it would be crucial that psychologists are given enough time to immerse themselves in the client’s current situation and time to communicate discussions and their conclusions to TE experts, who then take over client work.

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Report: Career guidance services at TE Offices play an important role during transition phases in working life and education, (tem.fi)