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Talent Coastline Employment

The employment situation in Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia is very good. Many sectors even have a lack of skilled workforce. To maintain the vitality and competitiveness of companies and our welfare society, there is a severe need for skilled workforce.

The Talent Coastline Employment project aims to develop services supporting entry to the labor market and integration services for international talents. The overreaching aim is to improve the vitality and competitiveness in Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia. The project is a part of the Talent Coastline ecosystem, coordinated by the ELY-centre.

The project consists of three parts:

Live with us! The aim of this part is to improve language skills of international talents and supporting creation of local networks.

Work for us! The goal of this part is to improve and support international recruitment for employers by means of education and communication.

Help from us! The purpose is to improve the coordination of services by the authorities, within information, guidance and counseling for international talents. The aim is to establish this service types on local and regional level.


Financier: European Social Fund trough ELY-centre in Central Finland.

Total costs: 426 584 € (ESF share 75 %)

Main project implementer:

City of Vaasa (+ Vamia)

Minor implementers:

City of Kokkola

Yrkesakademin i Österbotten (YA!)

University of Vaasa, Linginno

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