Talent Coastline

Boosting Growth in Ostrobothnian Regions

Talent Coastline Events


Talent Café #5 – Meet the employers:  Vaasa and Sydösterbotten regions

Talent Café #5 was organised on November 26th, at 16:00–18:00. During the event we got an overview of the business environment in Vaasa and Sydösterbotten regions and a closer look at five strong and innovative companies, their functions and talents: Gambit, Stora Enso, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Kone-Ketonen, Wärtsilä. Also, useful tips for job search was provided during the event. 


Talent Café #4 – Meet the employers: Jakobstad and Kokkola regions

The regions of Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia are known for strong entrepreneurship and the largest number of companies per capita on the mainland of Finland. The export share of approximately 71 % is also exceptionally high. What are these companies? Are you eager to get more information of their functions and recruitings? Jump into our online tour across Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia! Our first stop is at Jakobstad and Kokkola. Welcome to hear inspirational presentations of these strong companies! The event took place at October 26th, 2020. 


Talent Café #3 - Entrepreneurship

The third Talent Café's theme was Entrepreneurship. The event took place on Microsoft Teams on August 20th at 16.00-17.30. International jobseekers have the opportunity to make their own opportunity and start their own business. We brought five speakers to the event, and each of them held a presentation about the theme of entrepreneurship for the event's participants.

Perttu Kellomäki, TE-Services, had a very detailed and informative presentation on the TE-services for new entrepreneurs. Jarl Matti Anttila, Jakamo, was born in Norway and is a local entrepreneur. He gave an inspirational speech about what kind of team you need to build if you want to build a successful company. Francis Oyeyiola, YA/part time entrepreneur, had a speech about work life skills: knowledge, the ability to practice the knowledge, and the talent. Marcus Wikars, Auga Technologies, brought up some very interesting points: for example that it is important to build an environment in the company that makes people feel happy, not always hiring the most skilled people but hiring the people that fit the company best, as skills can always be improved with experience. Tommi Virkama, VASEK (Startia), discussed the process of starting a business, start up grant, financing, subsidies, taxation and light entrepreneurship, between the others.

Talent Café #2 - Networking

The second Talent Café was about networking, and it took place on Teams on Thursday, July 2nd.

Jobseekers can find a new position often through their network. Moving to a new country means leaving behind a network of people and stepping into a blank sheet of new potential relationships and networks. We all know networking is very important when searching for a job. But how to do that?

We had the pleasure to have three speakers who gave useful tips and advice on how to boost your networking skills: Shaima Abdelmageed, Business Solutions Manager, Kamilla Sultanova, Project Manager at Hanken and Johanna Kauppinen, Managing Counsel at Wärtsilä.

Talent Café #1 - Job Search During Corona

The Coronavirus situation brought many challenges to the workforce and business life of Finland as well as the rest of Europe and the world. Talent Coastline planned a series of online events called Talent Café. The Talent Café is meant for the internationals living in the Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia regions who are searching for a job, have recently been laid off or who are employed but will start searching for a new position in the close future. The first event took place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 4th of June at 16.00-17.00.

After a short introduction about Talent Coastline given by Francesca Cucinotta, Competence and Internationalisation Manager and Talent Coastline Manager, there was a presentation by Anna Korsbäck, TE-Services, about the current issues in the job market in Finland and the most updated information on employment trends, with useful links for the international talents, as well as advice on job search during the Coronavirus time, provided by Eleonora Matrella, Talent Coastline Expert. The event was facilitated by Narashima Boopathi, international entrepreneur.