LearnIT - Coding and Finnish Language is an eight-month training program for unemployed or those who are under the threat of becoming unemployed, who are looking for a chance to learn new programming skills, polish their existing ones and improve their Finnish.
This training is primarily targeted for job seeker customers in Pirkanmaa region whose native language is not Finnish and for those who need improvement in their Finnish language skills. The goal of this program is to enable participants to apply to software development positions with roles such as front-end developer or back-end developer or other roles in the IT sector.
Content and Methods
LearnIT- Coding and Finnish Language training program offers you the opportunity to update your skillset and to learn and practice new technologies with modern programming languages and gain hands-on experience with new tools and methods. The program gives you an opportunity to learn Finnish language in an authentic work environment.
The training is full-time and implemented as blended learning. Training includes onsite and online studies and meetings as well as studying independently.
Training is made of three key elements: software development, Finnish language and on-the-job-training in a real company. On top of these, all participants get tips and support for career management and job seeking. Training is personalized for each participant based on their respective skills, needs and targets.
Working life-oriented Finnish language training
The Finnish language training includes oral and written communication in Finnish, working life and culture in Finland and everyday life at the workplace: meetings, teamwork and customer service.
On-the-job training includes three months of practical training in a real company where you will put your knowledge into practice, solve real-world problems and improve your skills in cooperation with employees at the workplace and your tutor. BearIT helps you to find the IT internship but we also encourage you to proactively look for a possible internship yourself.
Software development topics
Software project management 💼
Development environments and tools🔧
Databases and data warehouses📊
We expect applicants to have a suitable educational, work-related or self-taught background. A suitable educational background can be a degree or a course which is either technical in nature or related to software development. We value it if you have previous work experience from the ICT-sector or have gained significant experience in the form of a hobby.
In addition, participants should have advanced beginner proficiency level A2.2 in Finnish as we do not start from the very basics of Finnish. You should be fluent in spoken and written English in order to succeed in this course.
Information about Labour Market Training
Labour market training is primarily intended for adults who are unemployed or at risk of losing their jobs and who have completed their compulsory education.
During participation in labour market training, you are paid the unemployment benefit to which you would be entitled as an unemployed jobseeker (labour market subsidy, basic unemployment allowance or earnings-related unemployment allowance). In addition you can be granted a supplementary amount and compensation for expenses.
Education and training guidance from the TE Service Educational Advisers:
Telephone service for personal customers +358 295 020 713 from Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:15 pm
The training program is provided by BearIT and Finnish language training by its subcontractor. BearIT is a modern software and working life service company. BearIT is also a Finnish Social Enterprise® with an exceptionally remarkable experience in digitalization and a unique ability to recognize competence.
Olemme ohjelmisto- ja työelämäpalveluiden moderni asiantuntijayritys. Meitä leimaa poikkeuksellisen mittava kokemus digitalisaatiosta sekä ainutlaatuinen kyky tunnistaa osaamista. Hyödynnämme niitä ennakkoluulottomasti uusien, hyvää tekevien ratkaisujen kehittämisessä.
Olemme ylpeitä pehmeistä arvoistamme, joista emme tingi. Eikä onneksi tarvitsekaan – meitä ja asiakkaitamme yhdistää aito auttamisenhalu. Yhdessä luomme merkittäviä tekoja, joilla on arvoa.
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