Workshops for young people
Helsinki Vocational College offers four workshops for young people to try out various jobs: a Media Immersion Workshop, a Metal Workshop, Blue Workshop and WooDoo Workshop. Each workshop admits 34 young people at a time.
The workshops are intended primarily for unemployed 15- to 19-year-olds. The workshops can admit young people under 25 if space allows. Workshop attendants receive the labour market subsidy for the duration of their workshop attendance.
The workshops allow attendants to work on exercises and outside orders as well as to improve their vocational skills. The work experience improves their opportunities to be accepted to formal studies. The workshops last an average 5 months.
Application to workshops is made through the Future Desk, TE offices (public employment and business offices) or educational institutions. All workshops accept applications at all times.