Continuous learning

Suunnittelupalaveri, kuvituskuva.
According to the OECD, Finland will be the first country in the world to face a true revolution in working life. Skill development must take into account the investments made by companies and their needs in relation to skills.

When companies in the technology industry are recruiting new personnel, 60 per cent of positions require a university degree or equivalent qualification. Skills are our key to success, and they are developed in companies every day. However, the investments made by companies and their needs for skills are often overlooked by statistics and surveys. This should be taken into account in the development of continuous learning. 

Continuous learning must enable skills to be developed in line with companies’ needs in an agile, flexible and proactive way. 

Companies’ needs change, and they vary depending on the size and circumstances of companies. The offering must correspond to companies’ needs in real-time and proactively. The education system must offer a wide range of solutions for skill development.

The skills that people accumulate in different ways must be identified and acknowledged to make it easier for companies to find the experts they need. Companies are promoting skills and learning as a strategic choice for developing their competitiveness in a rapidly changing world.