The UK Government HM Treasury are set to announce a new National Retraining Partnership as part of the autumn budget. The aim is to help adult’s access lifelong learning and gain skills for future careers.
Suffering from financial difficulties, the municipality of Hämeenkyrö found its salvation in Tekes' Liideri programme to develop business operations, productivity and the joy of work. The training to renew working methods and the subsequent completion of a specialist vocational qualification got the employees' creative juices flowing.
Emmi Kairenius, 24, graduated as a gardener and dreamed of working abroad. Apprenticeship exchange made her dream come true. A one-month apprenticeship at a Dutch nursery garden increased her professional self-esteem and sparked an interest towards international work opportunities.
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