Training and employment
Activities to orient customers towards employment support their social participation and active citizenship.
The activities seek to acquaint customers with employment and to develop and train them in skills required in the workplace.
Training for employment
The Haavikko Training and Adult Education Centre provides training for employment granted as special care to disabled young people who have finished their basic education, as well as working adults.
The aim of this training is to promote independence and growth into adulthood, familiarise and steer clients towards working life and provide housing training. Training for employment can include learning theoretical knowledge and skills and putting them into practice, for example. In addition to this, the training also involves practicing self-expression and interaction skills.
Haavikko engages in close cooperation with Keskuspuisto Vocational College’s TELMA group, which operates in Haavikko’s facilities. The training consists of two academic years and is conducted primarily as group education.
The application period to Haavikko is in March.
Haavikko Training and Adult Education Centre
Service area all of Helsinki
Students’ working days Mon–Thu 9–14, Fri 9–13
Metsäpurontie 13 i, 00630 Helsinki
Tel. 09 3106 9858
- Haiko L tel. 09 3107 3554
- Haiko K tel. 09 3105 5582
- Haiko R tel. 09 3107 3551
Haavikko is a teaching unit with 21 student places. It provides continuing education for young people with disabilities who have finished their basic education, as well as working adults. The objective of the education provided is to support students in becoming independent, as well as to provide coaching and guidance towards vocational studies and work.
Two preparatory training groups from Keskuspuisto Vocational College also study in Haavikko’s facilities.
- Acting Principal Jonna Mendolin, tel. 09 3106 9857
- Study Advisor Laura Pohjanpää, tel. 09 3107 3554
- Study Advisor Tiina Lindroos tel. 09 3105 5582
- Special Education Teacher Raija Louhivuori, tel. 09 3107 3551
- Special Education Teacher Hanna Eränen-Kosola tel. 3107 3550
Activities for promoting participation in working life
The activities are aimed at young and adult people with intellectual disabilities.
Activities for promoting participation in working life support social participation and active citizenship. The aim is to allow clients to experience working life and to develop and train the skills needed for it. The activities also include culture and art.
The main objective is to build the client’s career, based on their personal interests and capabilities, and to support life management in an individualised manner.
Activities for promoting participation in working life offer clients the chance to learn the rules of work life and consider individual career paths. Clients may also be referred to supported employment services or instructed to study.
Clients can apply for participation in the activities through their local social work unit.
Vallila Employment and Training Centre
Service area all of Helsinki
Kumpulantie 1, 00520 Helsinki, 4th and 7th floors
PO Box 7751, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel. 09 3105 2648, office
Fax 09 3105 2743
Vallila Employment and Training Centre provides activities for promoting participation in working life for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to allow clients to experience working life and to develop and train the skills needed for it.
The objective of Vallila Employment and Training Centre is to build the client’s career based on their personal interests and capabilities. One of the primary aims is to help clients progress along their career path. The personnel at Vallila Employment and Training Centre aim to actively guide clients to continue their studies, as well as supporting people in finding jobs on the open employment market via the assisted employment service.
The Employment and Training Centre comprises four units and two coaching groups. In the units clients are provided with training to encourage participation in different tasks and coaching groups both internally and externally, based on the client’s individual abilities.
Vallila Employment and Training Centre works in active collaboration with local operators and a range of different educational institutions.
Assisted employment service
The assisted employment service provides comprehensive services to clients who need support in regard to employment.
The service includes support for job-seeking and work orientation provided by an employment counsellor. The employment counsellor engages in close cooperation with both the employer and the client throughout the employment process, if necessary.
The assisted employment service is provided to clients over the age of 18.
Service area: all of Helsinki
Open: Mon-Fri 8-16
Telephone service: Wednesdays 11-15, tel. 09 3106 9597
Meetings must be scheduled separately
Address: Malminkatu 3 F, 00100 Helsinki
P.O.B. 7732, 00099 City of Helsinki
Senior Employment Counsellor Sami Niemi-Ruuth tel. 09 3107 3386
- Team 1:
- Saara Adado-Sani .tel. 09 3107 338
- Maiju Ahonen tel. 09 3107 3382
- Fanny Ala-Heikkilä puh 09 3107 3385
- Anneli Brandt tel. 09 3104 6882
- Team 2
- Team 3:
- Tarja Kannisto tel. 09 3107 3389
- Anna Leppänen tel. 09 3102 2023
- Kanerva Medel tel. 09 3104 5967
- Pirjo Niskakoski tel. 09 3107 3387
- Netta Tuominen tel. 09 3107 338
- Swedish speaking team:
- Fanny Ala-Heikkilä
- Hannaleena Luoma
- Netta Tuominen
The assisted employment service supports the employment of the disabled and those with reduced working abilities in the open employment market.
The assisted employment service offers a comprehensive service system, which includes finding a job, individual training for it, continuous support in the work through support visits at the work place and maintenance of the employment contract.
The service aims to help the disabled become a part of society and to improve their quality of life and livelihood.
Work coaching by the service of supported employment
The main objective of supported work is to find part-time or full-time paid work for the customer.
The service is applied for from the Service of supported employment. Written application is not required.
The services of supported employment offer a comprehensive service system, which includes finding a job, individual training for it, continuous support in the work through support visits at the work place and maintenance of the employment contract.
The service aims to help the customer to become a part of society and to improve the customer's quality of life and livelihood.