Effectiveness of career counselling - Case Japan

Hideo Shimomura is a Senior Researcher at the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT). In his article (2018), he writes about the effectiveness of career counselling from a Japanese perspective.

Career counselling in Japan is not necessarily limited to counseling support for individuals, but also includes other support such as career design, management and evaluation of school’s career education programmes as well as corporate systems of vocational ability development. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare defines career counselling as “counselling and other forms of support given in response to personal requests, to design their own vocational lives in accordance with their aptitudes, professional experience, etc., and thereby to make effective career choices and develop vocational abilities effectively in forms such as vocational training.” Read the whole article through this link.