Continuous learning challenges the working adult – how to provide organizational support?

TEXT Laura Erkkilä, Annu-Riina Lamberg and Marilla Kortesalmi Continuous learning is on the agenda of society, but the individual’s perspective is overlooked Working life and its competence requirements are changing rapidly in Finland. The main factors of change include globalisation, technological change and age structure. New work emerges in sectors marked by high competence requirements, […]

Competence Development and Management Support

It all started with a recruitment event in the winter of 2020. The GSIP project organised a tailor-made recruitment event for A-Kumppanit, which is a company taking care of property maintenance. The main purpose of the recruitment event was to recruit new employees to the company.

Personnel growth development– GSIP2 Learnings

Project Urban Growth – GSIP Vantaa addresses a socially important issue when it encourages companies in Vantaa to make social investments and grow responsibly. The purpose is to raise the competence level of the workforce in Vantaa, improve and increase employment in the region and support companies to grow responsibly.

Urban Growth GSIP Vantaa
Experiences so far from the Field

Download the Urban Growth GSIP Vantaa – Experiences so far from the Field! The publication contains 18 articles written by experts that are working on the project. The articles are about various topics and implementation of the co-development project.

GSIP Journal 2: get an update on Vantaa’s project

The Journal N° 2 concerns the implementation of the GSIP Project during 2020. It summarizes the findings of a multi-level analysis of key Project deliverables and first-hand experience of the Project life.

The need for skilled workforce has not disappeared

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced greatly on companies across the world and Finland is not an exception. A survey made by the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce in 2019 showed that the lack of skilled workforce is acute, and a substantial amount of companies also considered it as an obstacle to business growth.

Modern models are needed for a certificate of competence

Certificates of competence have been of clear benefit in employment. But what would be the certificate model of the future and how would it be obtained? In employment services, the need for competence verification has been solved by building models for demonstrating competence in work activities and in authentic working environments under similar conditions in workshops.

Committed activity for the benefit of the company

In company YPR Yleinen Pohjarakennus Oy, common opinion is that competence grows through work. That is why the company has offered practice and summer jobs to students from different schools in the capital city region every year, but without success. The company joined the Urban Growth Vantaa project because the project was committed to advancing the company’s agenda.