Six weeks back we were contacted by a guy from Pietarsaari who wondered why we are not providing any training programs for those who are currently employed or unemployed and are looking for a job in the field of SW development.
Inspired by that phone call we started up a free-of-charge charity based front-end development training course (studying React) which gradually grew to a group of 5 English speaking participants from all over Finland.
During August and September 2020 we have conducted 10 3-hour training sessions along with weekly homework assignments. The participants are willing to continue the training and they are looking for jobs in the field of software development.
We are now looking for a partner or two to get these guys educated further and find them proper jobs. By the end of 2020 we have learnt quite a bit keeping up with the pace we currently have.
Small companies with light bureaucracy who have English as their working language would be perfect employers for the growing bunch.
Most of the students live in Helsinki suburban area, some are willing to relocate if need be.