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.

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.

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.

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.

How did the Vantaa GSIP Project achieve to develop active employment programmes with strong social impact? The GSIP 1 model case study

This is the web-article No. 4 of the GSIP (Growth and Social Investments Pacts) Project, an initiative of the City of Vantaa (FI) to develop active employment programmes with strong social impact. It provides readers with a case study about the methods that local stakeholders may use to design and implement active employment programmes with strong social impact, combining efforts to support businesses, employees and unemployed persons.

How could European cities promote a solid active inclusion model

In his 1st Zoom-In, GSIP expert Gabriel Amitsis, focuses on a rather neglected issue in the overall debate about the development of local community jobs and skills agendas in Europe: the role and the contribution of European cities towards a solid active inclusion model through inclusive labour markets for unemployed persons. Gabriel highlights the EU and the Finnish approach to active inclusion, discusses the models that the GSIP Vantaa Project has applied so far to develop a sound local active inclusion agenda for unemployed persons, and summarizes key learning points and major challenges of interest to local policy makers and stakeholders across Europe.

How Universities participate in the development of local jobs and skills agendas? Lessons from the Vantaa GSIP Project

The evolving links between the university and the local government are becoming a major focus of European regional policies in specific areas, as the role of municipalities in local development expands. In addition, University-industry links (UILs) generate a range of complementary externalities between university and industry systems and are thus a major determinant of the efficiency of national, regional and local innovation systems.

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.