A report by Kerstin Holland (Head of International Relations, Estonia Unemployment Insurance Fund) and Anthony Mann (Senior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills)
With schools closed across the world in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, education systems have understandably rushed to enable online teaching and learning. As schools adjust to a new culture of distance learning, it is important to reflect on what else young people are missing out on now that school gates have closed. One important area relates to career guidance and Estonia, a country renowned for its use of digital technologies to deliver public services, is showing how countries can help young people in confinement access to the help they need. Note: In Estonia, career guidance is embedded within the public employment service (PES).