F.E.C. – Further Educated With Companies

Recruiting and Training Program for Unemployed

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  • A Labour Market Training program developed by Finnish Authorities to help highly educated unemployed workforce get recruited to a permanent job
  • The idea is to give the unemployed a further education in a specific field and at the same time,
  • Give the unemployed a possibilty for on the job training in a relevant company, with a need for new employees
  • First programs accomplished already in the early 90`s
  • Average recruitment percentage 70 %
  • Training program primarily meant for clerical employees / experts
  • Training is implemented to fulfill both the needs of the individual jobseeker and the participating companies
  • Training arranged by private training companies
  • These companies handle the whole program
  • training/schooling plan
  • selection of participants, both individuals and companies
  • Whole process controlled by relevant authorities

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F.E.C. program

  • Program lasts for 9 months –includs training sessions and on-the-job training
  • During program the individuals gets mentoring from training organisation in order to help and guide individulas in their tasks
  • Co-operating companies gets consulting help if needed in inaguration of the individuals in their tasks
  • The Goal of the Program is to secure a new job for the participating indviduals

F.E.C. process

1.Authorities declare an open bid process for labour market training

2.Training companies give a proposition with quote for

  • content of schooling on a general level
  • budget for implementation


F.E.C. – Program Implementation Selection of Criterias for participants

  • Selection of participants – Individuals

Criterias for participants

  • defined by labour authorities
  • handled by labour authorities
  • Selection of participants – companies

Criterias for participants

  • defined by training organisation
  • handled by training organisation



–Handled by labour authorities

–Managed by training organisation

  • Co-operating companies

–Handled and managed by training organisation

F.E.C. – Program Implementation

  • After selection is made

–A three party agreement is made

  • Parties are: Authorities, Individuals and Co-operating companies
  • Agreement stipulates that individual is taking part in a training at the co-operating company
  • Individual has the right to take part in training session during workperiod
  • Companies are not obliged to hire the individual, but it is recommendable to do so
  • On-the-Job training should inclued relevant tasks for the individuals
  • Hireing can take place during training time or it it recommended to do so at the end of training time at the latest
  • Schooling organised by training organisations inclueds

–Seminars or lectures with relevant content to general scope of program

–Content can be customized to suite both participating individuals or companies

F.E.C. success stories

  • Labour political training for academically educated people in Finland: Several courses
  • Real estate development training for Hungarians with Pohjola Insurance Corporation.
  • Real estate evaluation training for Hungarians with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and Technical university of Helsinki
  • Business research training in Hungary
  • Art management seminars with Art Academy of Hungary, Canada and France
  • EU-project management with Vantaa Polytechnic
  • International Project Management with EVTEK, Koszalin Technical University and MVA Hungary

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