October 27, 2021

How youth explore, experience and think about their future: A new look at effective career guidance

How do we know what really works in career guidance?

The OECD’s Career Readiness project draws on the best available international evidence to understand how schools can reduce student risk of unemployment and poor school-to-work transitions, bringing relevant evidence of ‘what works’ to the attention of practitioners and policy makers during this period of global economic turbulence.

The project does this by looking at evidence found in national longitudinal studies which follow the same cohort of people from school to early adulthood.

This new analysis of 12 datasets from 10 countries looks at career guidance-related attitudes and experiences at ages 14-16, and identifies relationships with better outcomes in employment 10-15 years later.

Read the report here