Ministry of Finance involved in the Business Lead programme

Ministry of Finance involved in the Business Lead programme

This year the Ministry of Finance will take part in the Business Lead programme organised by Hanken & SSE Executive Education.

 

This year the Ministry of Finance will take part in the Business Lead programme organised by Hanken & SSE Executive Education

Public officials in the Ministry will act as mentors in the programme. The programme that started 13 May offers highly educated immigrants and refugees the opportunity to find out about Finnish working life.

If the funding base for the existing welfare state is to be secured at a time when the Finnish population is ageing and the proportionate size of the working-age population is shrinking, the employment rate must be raised and labour productivity enhanced. Employment can be increased by reducing unemployment, by encouraging people outside the labour force to join the labour market or by promoting work-based immigration.

– Supporting employment levels becomes even more important as the working-age population in Finland contracts. Finland is not yet using the full potential offered by the expertise of skilled people coming from elsewhere. Therefore, it is very important that there are various programmes for introducing people to Finnish working life, says Permanent Secretary Martti Hetemäki.

The Business Lead programme is part of the Integration SIB (Social Impact Bond) project implemented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. You can find more information about the Business Lead programme on Hanken SSE's webbsite.