Vocational guidance and career planning
- Nationwide except the Åland Islands
- Public service
The vocational guidance and career planning services provide assistance and clarifications when you are thinking about different education and career choices in different stages of your life. When you speak confidentially with a TE Service psychologist who is specialised in education choices and changes in employment, you will be heard and your matters will be made a priority. When you describe your situation and your wishes to someone else, you will also get a better idea of what you should aim for and what measures you could use to achieve your goal.
An individual guidance session takes about an hour. You can talk to a psychologist once or more often. In addition to discussions, the guidance can include psychological tests, education or work try-outs and follow-up tasks.
Guidance is a suitable service for you if you are looking for answers to the following questions, for example.
- What working life or educational goals should I set for myself at this stage of my life?
- Which field or training should I focus on? Could I change my field?
- What am I interested in and what is important to me?
- What am I good at, what are my strengths and what could I improve in myself?
- How much am I ready to invest in order to achieve my goals?
- How does my state of health affect my choices?
- How do I make a choice if I am interested in everything or nothing?
Do the following
You can call the education guidance service number or start a discussion on the chat available in Job Market Finland.
You can also discuss access to guidance with an expert of the TE Office or local government pilot.
To whom and on what terms
You can participate in vocational guidance and career planning if you have sufficient knowledge of Finnish or Swedish, you are a person of working age or completing comprehensive school, you are considering your vocational choices or career issues, and you want help in clarifying your plans.
You do not need to be a job seeker in TE Services to participate in the service.
Some TE Offices or local government pilots may also offer guidance in other languages. If necessary, you can use an interpreter.
You must have sufficient hearing and ability to talk about your situation to receive guidance over the phone.
For video guidance, you must possess the technological equipment needed for a video connection and a sufficient internet connection.
The service is free of charge.