Business owner and employee skills and education
Investment in skills and entrepreneurship ensure Finland’s success story can continue for the next century and beyond.
A lack of skilled employees hinders businesses and their growth. This shortage slows down the economy, curbs employment and weakens the welfare state. Suomen Yrittäjät wants to point the way towards a Finland that grows on skills and entrepreneurship.
Towards a skills system
The system that teaches skills must consist of more than just schools and higher education: it must also include workplaces, other learning environments, owners of educational businesses, and companies developing learning technology. It must provide tailored solutions both for individuals and businesses at different learning stages.
Towards a skills policy
There needs to be a transition from an early childhood and youth education policy to a skills policy that recognizes the need for lifelong learning. This demands a departure from the traditional education-centric thinking and a shift to a new, skills-centric one.
Towards new entrepreneurship
The skills system must produce enterprise-minded workers, as well as independent business leaders able to creatively seize the opportunities provided by the new economy and succeed in diverse settings. This new entrepreneurship must be nurtured in cooperation between schools, higher education, businesses and enterprise agencies.
Towards new skills
To capitalize on the new opportunities for skills and nurturing enterprise, however, we must dare to let go of the old. Practices which once worked brilliantly may no longer be profitable.
Tutustu Suomen Yrittäjien osaamispoliittisiin tulevaisuusohjelmiin:
- Yrittäjäystävällistä ammatillista koulutusta
- Osaamisen ekosysteemi 2025: Kohti jatkuvan oppimisen järjestelmää
- Yrittäjämyönteinen korkeakoulutus 2025
- Read about the goals of Suomen Yrittäjät in skills policy for the 2019–2023 parliamentary term in its Kasva Suomi target programme (in Finnish).
- Read the skills policy goals of Suomen Yrittäjät at the municipal level for the 2021–2025 local council term in this programme: Local Businesses: the Lifeblood of the Municipality.