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Good practices of the Young Adults' Skills Programme in Finland

Language: EN
Document available also in: FI

Welcome to read the good practices of the Young Adults' Skills Programme (shortly NAO) in Finland in 2013–2016. The next pages contain information on the background of the skills programme, the operational model, the quantitative and qualitative results, and the good policies and cases developed by the educational institutes implementing the programme. In addition to the NAO, the site contains information on the results and policies of the "Improving the competence of adults" (AOV/ENO 2015–2016) skills programme. 

The structure of the site is based on the following categorisation created for the needs of skill programme management and data collection: 

  • cooperation networks of application operations,
  • internal policy reforms of educational institutes
  • building the early stages of studies
  • and implementing support during studies.

Methods and cooperation partners used by the educational institutes under each theme were studied in a survey in the autumn of 2015. The results on the frequency of different methods and the good practices and case studies of the institutes are categorised under each main theme as above. There is also separate information in each section regarding whether the developed models have been made or will be made a part of the normal operations in the institute.

The same survey was repeated with slight modifications in the autumn of 2015. This provided comparative information on the changes in the methods of the institutes, on the expansion of the cooperation networks, and on making previously modelled new methods a part of the normal operations in the institutes. The results will be further updated in the autumn of 2016.

On this site, you can find further information on the following:

Read next Background and administration of the Young Adults' Skills Programme

For any questions regarding the administration and supplementation of the portal, please contact Erno Hyvönen, erno.hyvonen(at)

About the writer

Erno Hyvönen is a project planner of the Young adults’ skills and Improving the competence of adults programmes at the Ministry for Education and Culture. His duties include monitoring the results of programmes, supporting the institutions carrying out the programmes as well as sharing the programme results


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