Provisions on labour market training are laid down in the Act on Public Employment and Business Service. Labour market training can be vocational labour market training. The objective of vocational education and training is not to complete a qualification or a part of it. In addition, labour market training may include entrepreneurship training or integration training for immigrants in particular.
Integration training as labour market training
One of the key objectives and strengths of integration training organised as labour market training is a workplace-oriented approach.
The training may include:
- Finnish or Swedish studies
- development of working life skills
- vocational education and training
- general education, such as basic education and general upper secondary school education, if they promote an immigrant’s access to working life and further education.
Integration training organised as labour market training can be arranged, for example, by professional group, so that the training focuses especially on preparatory contents related to the profession in question. Training may include learning and traineeships aimed at improving practical professional skills.
Government proposal to the Parliament on an act amending the Act on Public Employment and Business Service and certain associated acts (in Finnish)