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.

a Tale of Growth – InfoCare Oy

Information technology service provider, InfoCare Oy piloted a concept for itself and capital city region companies in Vantaa with which success in the markets now and in the future is ensured. InfoCare Oy is a partner in the Urban Growth Vantaa project.

Urban growth – GSIP Vantaa committed to finding out what works

GSIP-Vantaa is exploiting a research design to test innovative ways to improve the skills and competencies of the local labour force, and to boost employment and growth in the region. In practice, the outcomes of the program participants are compared to those of the firms and individuals randomly assigned to control group. This set up allows us to provide credible information for policy makers and local agents on what works.