Career Guidance in a Changing Labour Market

2018 – 2022

The European labour market is in a constant change, and consequently many employees face the situation in their workplace where they suddenly don’t have the requested necessary competence to continue in the same job. The necessity for re-training to achieve the right competence becomes more and more evident.

Because of the complexity of the modern labour market it also becomes more and more necessary with proper work guidance and advice for the individual workers with low skills. It is also necessary to aim at reducing the shame that traditionally has accompanied a person who doesn’t manage difficult job-situations without getting help.

The project aims to:

  1. Improve the quality and the effect of how work guidance is used in practice, in order to better motivate more low skilled workers / employees to seek work guidance as a preventive measure in cases where they might lose their job due to structural changes at work.
  2. Develop new ways of using the best and most efficient parts of excisting methodology, by focusing on exchange of good practice exchange, combined with re-design and validation of already in-use tools and / or describing how to adapt well-known methodology in new ways, for good improved practical work guidance towards the groups mentioned above.
  3. Investigate what work guidance factors – both on structural, practical and result-level- are most important to prepare workers with poor basic skills to be able to obtain a uctional work guidance.
  4. Create a Guidance Manual that will be easy to use for other interested parties in the future.



Project manager

Rasmus Kjær Kristiansen


The main target group for this project is teachers / trainers (coaches) that need to improve their coaching skills when delivering practical work guidance to employees with low basic skills and / or employees in danger of falling out of working life due to structural changes. The results will also be relevant for working with jobseekers trying to enter working life.


Project details


Project Period: 01-10-2018 – 31-01-2022


Programme: Erasmus+


Project Reference: 2018-1-NO01-KA204-038870


Project Short Name: WORKGUIDANCE


Project Grant: 154.757,00 EUR


Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices


Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education


Project partners


Fønix AS (NO) | Coordinator


VUC Storstrøm (DK)


Galway and Roscommon Education & Training Board (IE)


Centro Tecnológico Industrias Têxtil Vestuário Portugal (PO)


Ljudska univerza Ptuj (SI)


STEP Inštitut, zavod za psihologijo dela in podjetništvo (SI)


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