iCeGS Annual Lecture 2022

Date and time
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
14.30 - 17.00

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

Digitally transforming ourselves! Responding to the rapid changes in technology and its application to career guidance and development services.  

Delivered by Dr Jaana Kettunen, who is a Professor of Guidance and Vice-director at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) of the University of Jyväskylä. 

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About the lecture 

The digitalization of career services and the use of digital tools by career practitioners have come under the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has increased the significance of online and distance services, created demands for new digital resources and increased the need for existing ones. Digital transformation is just as much about people as it is about technology. As technological advances change how individuals explore and acquire information about education, training and work opportunities, there is a pressing need to align career services and associated professional practices with these new technologies. Digitalization and digital transformation offer considerable opportunities, but they also necessitate rethinking our approach to services and ensuring that practitioners are equipped with the competencies they need in this context.  


Dr. Jaana Kettunen is a Professor of Guidance and Vice-director at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) of the University of Jyväskylä. Her research that has a strong international orientation revolves around career guidance practice and public policy development with a special interest on the design and use of information and communication technology in career guidance. Dr. Kettunen is research associate at the Florida State University’s Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, USA. She is on the Board of the International Centre for Career Development and is Chair of ICT Strategy working group of the IAEVG and Technology Committee of the National Career Development Association NCDA. She is a nominated national expert at Cedefop´s CareersNet expert network for lifelong guidance and career development and member of its Advisory Board. She was a Member of Co-ordination unit of European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network ELGPN in 2007-2015.