Application process has started to five different educational models, which enable your rapid transition to individual career path. The aim is to remove the language barrier and build up the networks for you to get employed.
Deploying competence in Finland
According to UTH-research (1), in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area with 47% of the immigrant population of Finland, a special need has been identified to create an ecosystem for the integration of highly educated immigrants to work-life. As the number of immigrants living in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa is growing yearly, deploying the competence of each and everyone makes a big difference both in the society and in the daily lives of highly educated immigrants.
Jobseekers with higher education and immigration background are facing multiple obstacles in finding employment that corresponds to their skills and education. For example, the previous education might not be recognized by the recruiting companies or lack of some niche skills might prevent the use of the existing education. Comparison of the foreign-born unemployment data available from OECD (2) and the total unemployment rate (3) shows that the immigrants have a lot higher unemployment rate in Finland and this has been recognized by the SIMHE (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education) services at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
Paths to support your integration and employment
Since 2016, SIMHE-Metropolia (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education) has been offering its services for recognizing the competences and for guiding to suitable educational and career paths. Within SIMHE services, Deploying Competence in Finland Project will facilitate your participation to private and public sector jobs via different development paths: first, it will create an ecosystem for promoting your integration in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. In addition, higher education institutions will implement several educational paths for recognition and completion of your competence. Each educational model enables your rapid transition to an individual career path. The above development paths will be supplemented by improving the accessibility of the education offering of the higher education institutions by collecting the relevant courses to an easy-to-access location.
What is our goal with the project?
The aim of the project is to develop a cross-administrative ecosystem, which enables the recognition and completion of your competence and rapid transition to individual career path, for promoting your integration in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Most importantly, the project includes partnerships from potential employers: direct link with the public and private sector employers ensures that the additional training is impacting the right skills and facilitate your employment.
We aim to strengthen the inclusion and equality of the multicultural population in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and also promote your employment and integration as active members of the society.
Check if you belong to our target group!
Check if you are in the target group in this specific project!
Do you have a higher education degree in the following areas? If yes, do you need to get the legal qualification?
- Nursing, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (continuous application)
If you have a nursing degree from an ETA or EU country, you belong to our target group. During this path, you will get to know about the Finnish service system, legislation and decrees.
- Early childhood education and care, University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ (application deadline 5th April, 2019)
If you have a degree in early childhood education and care from abroad, you belong to our target group. The aim of this path is to complement your existing degree with certain pedagogical studies required in Finland.
In addition, different supplementary studies, providing a bridge for the participants to professional and managerial positions, are organized in three different paths:
- Construction and Real Estate Management, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (application deadline 30th April, 2019)
- Sales, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (application deadline 30th April, 2019)
- Travel and hospitality, Laurea University of Applied Sciences (application deadline 30th April, 2019)
All the educational paths have a common objective, which is to develop your Finnish language skills in the specific area of studies. More information about the specific requirements concerning each path and the scheduling can be found from the website of the project.
If you have a degree in one of the areas mentioned above, do not hesitate to apply!
- UTH-research online: http://www.terveytemme.fi/uth/(read 11th March, 2019)
- OECD data online: https://data.oecd.org/migration/foreign-born-unemployment.htm (read 11th March, 2019)
- Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey online: https://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2017/06/tyti_2017_06_2017-07-25_tie_001_en.html (read 11th March, 2019)