From skills to action
Recognising the potential of immigrants
The goal of the Skills to action project was to advance the employment of highly educated young immigrants and help them start their careers in the IT field. It’s challenging to find work in Finland, even if you have a higher education background. Many motivated immigrants suffer from unemployment or are working in jobs that don’t match their education. At the same time, Finnish companies are suffering from a serious IT talent and coder shortage. The aim of the Skills to action project was to develop a solution to address this issue.
1. A digital web application was developed during the project. The application consists of an aptitude test that helps people who are interested in working in the IT field to test their skills. The test results enable the user to find their strengths and areas of development. The test results can be attached to a CV.
2. Training and other events were organized to help participants to map their skills, inspire them to seek employment in the IT field and support them in job search. Based on the results, a three step model was developed.
3. Company visits and lectures were organized to help immigrants create connections with companies.
RESULTS IN NUMBERS
JOINED THE INITIATIVE
during the initiative