Helsinki Skills Centre boosts employment services for immigrants
Helsinki Skills Centre has opened a new service aimed at helping local unemployed immigrants and immigrants who are under threat of becoming unemployed.
Helsinki Skills Centre (Stadin osaamiskeskus), a service from the City of Helsinki that aims to speed up the educational and employment paths of Helsinki’s immigrants, has boosted its services for the jobless during the covid-19 pandemic.
“We at the Skills Centre want to do our part by developing our activities in such a way that we can help people make the transition to work or studies under these exceptional circumstances, too. This way, we can ease the workload of the TE Services employment offices and help our customers get started in new educational programs or jobs,” says Frans Winstén, Helsinki Skills Centre’s head of training.
Help is just one phone call away
The services of the Helsinki Skills Centre are open every weekday from 9 am to 3 pm. Interested parties can call tel. 09 310 28705 or fill in an online form to sign up. The services are primarily available in Finnish and English, and in other languages when possible.
“We map out our customers’ skills, draw up paths towards working life or training that meet each individual’s needs, and offer job interview coaching. We also assist our customers with their CVs and other job search-related documentation,” Winstén says.
Helsinki Skills Centre operations have been planned in conjunction with Finland’s TE Services employment, other metropolitan area skills centres and urban migration authorities. The new service model will also be adapted in each of the other area centres.
Helsinki Skills Center
tel. 09 310 28705