The transdisciplinary One-Stop Guidance Centers (Ohjaamo) for young people are the most important activity started in Finland in the framework of the Social Guarantee for Young People. The core activities of the One-Stop Guidance Centres include personal counselling and guidance, support with life management, career planning, development of social skills and abilities, and support of educating oneself and employment.
TESSU – Together for Guidance and Counselling -project improved the service capabilities of the One-Stop Guidance Centres, by offering training and consulting to the One-Stop Guidance Centers’ teams. The project developed new and innovative models for implementing training and education. The aim was to provide needs-based support that is available easily, quickly and flexibly and that advances multidisciplinary cooperation competence of the guidance centre staff.
Supported by the TESSU-project, the staff of the One-Stop Guidance Centres and their stakeholders work as a multidisciplinary, low access service provider communities.
TESSU-project was a joint project of the Teacher Education College of JAMK University of Applied Sciences, the Professional Teacher Education Unit of Häme University of Applied Sciences and Åbo Akademi University.