Career Guidance

The career guidance field in Norway is coordinated through the National Unit for Lifelong Guidance, Skills Norway.

Career guidance is a fragmented sector in Norway and the need for national coordination and for overarching guidelines was the initial motivation for establishing the National Unit.

The main objective of the Unit is to improve the quality in career guidance and to promote equal access to career guidance services for young people and adults in all life stages.

The National Unit for Lifelong Guidance is nominated by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and our key mandate is to promote high-quality, all-age career guidance services across the country. The overall strategy is based on a lifelong perspective; that career guidance is relevant and necessary in all the different phases and transitions a person faces throughout life.