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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 executes the aims of the national Talent Boost programme and is a part of the Course towards Finland/Kokka kohti Suomea project and the Talent Coastline ecosystem, coordinated by the Ostrobothnia 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 with 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: 518 317 € (ESF share 75 %)

Main project implementer:

City of Vaasa (+ Vamia)

Minor implementers:

City of Kokkola

Yrkesakademin i Österbotten (YA!)

University of Vaasa, Language centre Linginno

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  • Presentations of the many initiativs taken by the sub projects, YA, Vamia, Linginno and the City of Kokkola, for enhancing the attraction and retention of new international inhabitants in our region.

  • Are you recruiting people from abroad? Are you wondering about the practical issues in Finland? We will cover up to 80% of the relocation service costs for your new employee and their family.

  • Summary of activities withing the Get Together Network for all internationals who have moved to Vaasa for work, as a spouse or for studies, and for locals!

  • We are happy to introduce the Vaasa Welcome Office Newsletter mailing list to you! If you want to find out what's up in the Vaasa region - please subscribe!

  • Here you find presentations and other materials from webinars and events arranged within the project and in collaboration with other actors.

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