The objective of DigiPoint is to develop smooth paths to jobs, education and training in the digital industries for jobseekers. The project strengthens jobseekers’ social skills and life management and develops flexible education and training opportunities at universities. The project produces skilled and trained labour for technology industries that are suffering from a labour shortage.
DigiPoint develops services and operating models that are suitable for the skills development and life situation of people for whom finding employment is difficult. The aim is to have a positive impact on people’s life situations and preconditions for employment. Their self-confidence, social skills and interaction skills are strengthened. Their future prospects become more positive and goals in regard to seeking education, training and jobs are clarified.
Increasing flexible education and training opportunities and cooperation with universities is necessary so that as many people as possible for whom finding employment is difficult are provided with services and models for developing skills that are suitable for their life situation. Universities must become better at recognising the skills needed in working life so that the skills of students and employment market operators can be developed in accordance with the needs of the labour market and so that skills acquired elsewhere can also be recognised as part of studies.
The project also seeks solutions for responding to the skills requirements of working life resulting from digitalisation and utilises the possibilities of digitality in the development of skills.
The project is coordinated by the City of Turku, with the other project parties being the City of Espoo, the City of Helsinki/Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the City of Vantaa. The project will run from 1 April 2020 to 31 May 2022 and has a budget of EUR 1,342,594.
City of Turku
tel. +358 (0)40 616 3529, oskari.orvasto(at)turku.fi