Digitalents Helsinki is a modern and creative youth community, in which young people learn coding, game development and new media skills by doing. Digitalents Helsinki creates jobs for young people through an effective community and broad-based networking. Young people are guided to employment or studies after an eight-month work period. The community supports the participating young people until they find their next career path.
The community seeks to make 16–29 year olds active members of the job market by focusing on the development of digital and workplace skills. It seeks to create a good and functional network with businesses, educational institutions and the Helsinki City organization. The objective of the cooperation is to increase and to maintain the awareness of various actors of each other by sharing contacts, information and best practices.
The community offers its customers services in the gaming, software, media, and information and communication technology sectors.
Young people’s career paths are supported by youth workers. The activity is led by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure division.
How to join?
You can participate in Digitalents Helsinki as a hobbyist, student, work-trial participant, pay-subsidized employee or an unemployed job seeker.
Businesses can bring their expertise and resources into Digitalents Helsinki in the form of mentoring or funding.
If you consider yourself an expert on new forms of employment, service design, game development, software development or new media, and wish to share your expertise with young people, then come and join the community!