The future of Career Education in Nordic countries and self-governing areas

  • Skovhus, Randi Boelskifte (Projektdeltager)
  • Kettunen, Jaana (Projektdeltager)
  • Björnsdóttir, Maria Dóra (Projektdeltager)
  • Kjærgaard, Roger (Projektdeltager)
  • Rosvall, Per-Åke (Projektdeltager)
  • Røise, Petra (Projektdeltager)
  • Tønnesen, Christine (Projektdeltager)



Young people’s choice of upper secondary education (vocational or academic) has been a topic of increasing concern in the Nordic welfare states - not only in terms of tackling skills shortages/skills mismatch but also promoting social mobility, increasing immigrants’ participation rates in education and challenging gender stereotypes. The Nordic countries all provide career education in the final years of compulsory school to support this transition. Career education is a systematic attempt to support pupils’ career development through educational strategies, including providing information about different occupations, offering work-site based experiences, and career planning courses. While all Nordic countries and self-governing areas have detailed descriptions of career education, national evaluations, show that, very few schools meet the expectations. Thus, the Nordic countries share a challenge.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/2131/12/23


  • Uddannelse, professioner og erhverv
  • career guidance
  • karrierelæring
  • karrierevejledning
  • career education