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.

GSIP Expert Journal 1: Get to know the project and what happened in the first 6 months!

In his 1st Journal, Gabriel Amitsis, UIA expert of the GSIP project, discusses all key activities that you need to know about it, what the project is about and how it approaches its innovative solution to develop a solid local jobs and skills agenda applying a labour market innovation discourse that interrelates innovation with inclusive business growth.

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.

How may policy discourse influence local jobs and skills agendas? The case of the Vantaa GSIP Project

Transnational and comparative social policy research shows that integrating individuals with complex social problems (such as low qualifications, outdated skills and unemployment) into society and the labour market cannot be achieved solely by traditional employment measures (mostly income support and job-search assistance). Additional instruments are needed, for example vocational training programmes, public job-creation schemes, incentive reinforcement, employment assistance and upskilling, applied either at the national or regional / local level.

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.