Towards work life – project 2016 – 2018

The purpose of the Towards work life –project is to help unemployed and long-term unemployed immigrants who permanently live in Satakunta. The objective is to prevent prolonging of unemployment and to promote the employment of immigrants by pervasive consultancy, acting towards employment and teaching of the Finnish language.

“…nice to get the kind of help before first job…”

“… by way of wide network she can likely help…” With the help of the project people had had the kind of personal and concrete help that they hadn’t found anywhere else.

“… used a lot of time and explained things one at the time…”, “… And it helped me a lot.”

People were thinking the project was a very important help to the immigrants and they wanted to recommend to other immigrants to take part to the project. “…I recommend to all to go to the Multiculture Association

The above sentences are citations from Teea Köykkäri’s thesis, here is a link to the thesis. She interviewed the clients of the Toward Work Life –project about their opinions and their experiences with the Towards Work Life -project of the Multicultural Association of Satakunta  and its effectiveness, as well as their thoughts about employment challenges for the immigrants in the Pori area.

According to the received feedback the project has done very productive work in favor of its clients. Good feedback was also received for the information presentations of the project in Pori.

The results of the project in the two first years (2016 – 2017):

  • full-time jobs: 26 people
  • part-time job: 15 people
  • hour work: 52 people
  • work try outs: 45 people
  • trials: 23 people
  • rehabilitative work: 73 people


The project offers and searches for work and work trials, employs with supported salary, and gives induction and counseling during the whole work or service time.

The project offers all-inclusive advisory services and guidance to its clients for employment regarding their needs and situation:

  • help with writing work documents (CV, work applications)
  • information about Finnish work life, working culture and trade unions
  • support to prepare for job interviews with the use of a job interview simulator
  • help to assimilate diplomas
  • assistance on running errands (official forms, e-services) and guidance to various services
  • provide assistance in training to receive competence and occupational cards (ex. hot work card, work safety card and hygiene pass)


The project supports and encourages its clients to study Finnish independently with various Finnish language courses and through the Elävä kieliketju – practice.



Elena Kim                                                                       Päivi Sihvonen

Responsible project coordinator                               Project coordinator

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The leaflet of Towards work life -project

Suunta työelämään -hankkeen rekisteriseloste


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