The objective of the Digipore Six City Strategy project is to increase employment in the field of technology, strengthen the digital skills and expertise of job-seekers and increase the attractiveness of the technology branch as an employer. In addition to this, a further objective is to create new services through agile piloting to benefit those who are not working or studying. The services utilise online learning, communal knowledge formation and crowd wisdom.
The Digipore project smooths the way to working life for young people and updates the expertise of more experienced workers. The project determines the needs of companies and offers potential employees an opportunity to prove their abilities to cooperation companies.
Digipore examines its target group from the point of view of life-cycle thinking. The partial projects carried out in different cities focus on different phases of the life cycles of working life and digitalisation. In Oulu and Espoo, the focus is on finding work for highly-educated jobseekers, whereas the other Six Cities focus on jobseekers under the age of 29.
The project presents a fresh approach to promoting employment. Instead of traditional jobseeker-oriented activities, the project is based on the needs of companies. The project also stems from trying to address the changes taking place in how we work and bringing digitalisation in particular to those who are in danger of becoming marginalised in society.
The Digipore project is coordinated by the City of Turku with the City of Oulu, the City of Espoo, the City of Helsinki, the City of Vantaa and the City of Tampere as partners.
The project period is 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2019 with a budget of 1,103,227 euros.
City of Turku