The Education Division's advisory services provide general guidance via telephone Mon-Fri 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00, and at the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00 at Työpajankatu 8, 00580 Helsinki.

Working life and entrepreneurship cooperation

What happens after general upper secondary school? While studying in general upper secondary school, you have an excellent opportunity to think about your study and career options. You get to learn more about working life, professions and career paths. You can also improve your working life and entrepreneurship skills and create connections with the society around you.
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Our general upper secondary schools cooperate with many operators in the working life, which shows in teaching and daily life at our schools in many ways. Events, theme days and study units related to working life give you a chance to find out more about different industries, professions and career opportunities. You can also develop your working life and entrepreneurship skills as part of your studies in each subject. The teachers and guidance counsellors at general upper secondary schools will support you in identifying your strengths and planning your future. 

Examples of our general upper secondary schools’ cooperation with companies and working life: 

  1. study units that prepare students for various work duties 
  2. events related to further studies and working life 
  3. visits to companies 
  4. collaboration projects with companies 
  5. career shadowing and the work practice programme (TET)
  6. job application and CV workshops.