The International Tampere Skills Centre provides support and guidance for work and study for immigrants residing in Tampere. The working rationale of the Skills Centre is enhanced multi-professional co-operation, whereby experts work across sectoral lines on one platform. Skills Centre's activities aim to speed up immigrants' educational and employment paths and facilitate their access into the labor market in the Pirkanmaa region. The Skills Centre also provides counselling and advice to local employers, who are recruiting or looking for international talents.
From Monday 17th August onwards International Tampere Skills Centre’s customer service will operate according to a multi-service, or hybrid, model. In this multi-service model customers are being served both by phone and email, as well as face-to-face at the Skills Centre’s premises. The International Tampere Skills Centre is located at Rautatienkatu 10, Tampere.
If you want to see a Professional Coach or Business Coordinator in person, you should book an appointment beforehand. You can do this by contacting the employee in question or calling the Skills Centre’s Lobby, tel. 041 730 1470. Alternatively, you can send an email to the Skills Centre’s mail address [email protected]
Please note that the Skills Centre’s walk-in-service is temporarily closed and only those customers, who have a booked appointment, will be allowed to enter the premises. This rule applies also to accompanying family members.
The International Tampere Skills Centre offers:
- personal guidance on working life
- support for the early stages of employment
- assistance and tips for professional networking
- enhanced Finnish language training
- prepping and coaching
- recognition and acknowledgment of professional skills
- general guidance and support
The International Skills Centre's services are aimed at job seekers in Tampere who/se:
- have an immigrant background
- native language is not Finnish
- have a residence permit or are Finnish nationals
- are without work or a place to study
- are in need of support to find a job or a place to study
- are in need of support in order to integrate into the Finnish society.
You can become a customer of the International Tampere Skills Centre by sending an e-mail to osaamiskeskus (at) tampere.fi or calling Employment Services on +358 40 801 6581 (Mon-Fri 9: 00-15: 45).
On duty Tue-Fri 10 am - 11 am, also on weekdays whenever possible between 9am and 3.45pm.
The Centre functions as a multidisciplinary employment co-operative of the City of Tampere, Tampere Vocational College Tredu and the Pirkanmaa Employment Office. Other partners are Migration Info Centre Mainio, Tampere Social Services, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and other service providers in the Pirkanmaa region.