Finland – A proposal for a National Competency Framework for Career Professionals
This publication is a response to the need presented in the Finnish National Strategy for Lifelong Guidance 2020–2023 (Valtioneuvosto, 2020) to create national descriptions of competencies required in the field of guidance.
The publication is the result of a collaborative process including several hundred guidance professionals and experts from across Finland, with a literature review forming the basis of the work. Kettunen et al. (2023) have developed assessment forms for career professionals and organizations based on the competency framework. A separate report (Vuorinen et al., 2023) details the project behind the competency framework development.
The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility is funding the competency framework proposal as part of a national development project for lifelong guidance. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Development and Administrative Services Centre (KEHA Centre).
A proposal for a National Competency Framework for Career Professionals (2024) Finnish Institute for Educational Research Reports and Working Papers 6. Authors and Finnish Institute for Educational Research