The aim of the project is to improve immigrants inclusion, access to training and employment, and job search skills. The project covers the region of Etelä-Savo.
In Helper, we want to be a catalyst for building a good life in South Savo. Our aim is to support the attraction and retention of our region by promoting positive attitudes and developments in relation to employment and recruitment of immigrants. We also want to develop inclusion in a way that strengthens participants’ employment, education and training and Finnish language skills.

The project measures include

  • creating a job-seeking volunteering model and developing leisure opportunities
  • Finnish job search and its digital opportunities and promotion of knowledge of working life
  • strengthening the use of plain language
  • building business partnerships to support labour supply
  • developing international recruitment
  • personalised guidance for job and education search
  • workshops, training, group guidance

Helper – would you like to become a volunteer job search counsellor or find out more about how your community can develop volunteering in the field of guidance and employment of immigrants? Contact helpers Heidi, Henna or Sanna-Mari.

 

More information

Johanna Pirinen
Project Manager
Juvenia
050 526 2582
johanna.pirinen@xamk.fi

Heidi Aska-Randelin
R&D Expert
Juvenia
050 475 1837
heidi.aska-randelin@xamk.fi

Henna Rämä
R&D Expert
Juvenia
050 441 5995
henna.rama@xamk.fi

Sanna-Mari Pöyry (starting from 1.4.2024)
R&D Expert
Juvenia
040 192 7974
sanna-mari.poyry@xamk.fi

Facts

Helper – sustainable employment paths for immigrants

1 February 2024 – 31 July 2026

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing
Xamk Research Units: Juvenia

Budget

Total budget: € 431 147

XAMK part of the total budget: € 107 786

Financiers and main source of funding: Euroopan unionin osarahoittama, Etelä-Savon Ely-keskus

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