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Workshops for young people

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  • Helsinki
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Helsinki Vocational College offers four workshops for young people to try out various jobs: a Media Immersion Workshop, a Metal Workshop and WooDoo Workshop. The workshops are intended primarily for unemployed 15- to 19-year-olds. The workshops can admit young people under 25 if space allows.

The workshops allow attendants to work on exercises and outside orders as well as to improve their vocational skills. The work experience improves their opportunities to be accepted to formal studies. The workshops last an average 5 months.

Application to workshops is made through the Future Desk, TE offices (public employment and business offices) or educational institutions. All workshops accept applications at all times.

To whom and on what terms

Unemployed young people aged under 29 are eligible for workshop activities.

Application to workshops is made through the Future Desk, TE offices (public employment and business offices) or educational institutions. All workshops accept applications at all times. The applicant must be unemployed.

Background information

Youth workshops are communities for youths under the age of 29 and they are organised by municipalities together or alone or by an organisation that produces youth services.

The idea of the workshop activity is to facilitate a youth’s access to education or work, to help him/her to finish his/her education or to gain access to the service he/she needs with the help of coaching.

The objective of the workshop activity is to teach the youth life management skills and to help him/her to grow, to become independent and to participate in the community.

Usually, the youth comes to the workshop either by direction of an authority or on his/her own initiative.

The youth is entitled to a personal coaching plan.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 7/2/2020