International meeting place Kompassi offers job coaching as well as a wide variety of courses and trainings. You can read about them below.
Education and employment
Provide job training for unemployed job seekers with an immigrant background. Validi job coaching is individual coaching, the goal of which is to find a place to work or study.
Contact: Helena Räisänen, employment manager, job coach phone 044 901 8638.
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Finnish language teaching
Kompassi offers two different levels of non-stop Finnish language lessons to study the structures of the Finnish language (group`s for beginners and more advanced).
The levels of the lessons are defined by Kompassi itself. They do not directly correspond to official language proficiency levels.
In addition to non-stop lessons, we offer Finnish language development and strengthening groups led by Kompass volunteers.
Finnish language lessons and groups offered by Kompassi are open to everyone and free of charge. You don’t need to register for them. All teaching takes place in the premises of Kompassi.
Nonstop lessons are taught by Finnish language teacher Satu Nummi
050 455 2745, email@example.com
Welcome to Finland – course
The course is a Finnish language and social orientation course for immigrants. The aim of the courses is to provide Finnish language teaching to make everyday life run smoothly, as well as social knowledge and local knowledge.
The duration of the courses can vary according to the customer’s needs to 4-8 weeks. The effective group size for the course is 10–20 people.
The language of instruction is Finnish, but the courses can include sections in the participants’ mother tongue. Puijola has the capabilities to implement courses in small groups also for illiterate people.
The teacher is Finnish language teacher Satu Nummi.
More information and contact:
Katja Koponen, director
tel. 044 787 2872,
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In Kompassi our goal is an equal society for all. Our activities support integration and inclusion. Kompassi also provides advice and guidance for everyday matters.
We emphasize community, well-being and peer support. Our operations have a strong group of volunteers who build diverse activities together with the staff every year.
You can come to us directly during opening hours (Kauppakatu 40-42, Kuopio) or by appointment. Contact information can be found at this link.
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