Digital service package for continuous learning

OKM069:00/2021 Development

The core objective of the project is to build digital services to support individuals in making educational and career choices and maintaining and developing their competence throughout their careers and lives, as well as to promote a better match between work, competence, and demand and supply of education.

Project status

Basic information In progress

Project number OKM069:00/2021

Case numbers VN/24722/2021

Set by Ministry of Education and Culture

Term/schedule 27.5.2021 – 31.12.2025

Date of appointment 9.11.2021

Relation to the Government Programme

Orpo

Luku 5 Osaava Suomi

Alaluku 5.3 Korkea osaaminen ja sivistys tulevaisuuden perustana

Luku 6 Kasvun kaava

Alaluku 6.4 Kasvua datataloudesta ja digitalisaatiosta

Contact person
Tomi Kytölä, erityisasiantuntija
tel. +358 295 330 293
[email protected]

Contact person
Tiina Salminen, johtava asiantuntija
tel. +358 295 163 102
[email protected]

Goals and results

The aim of the Digital service bundle for continuous learning is to produce a customer-oriented and flexible service package that crosses administrative boundaries and supports individuals in making education and career choices and maintaining and developing their competence throughout their careers as well as well as promotes a better match between demand and supply of labour and education.

Key objectives of the service bundle include:
• supporting individuals’ transitions in education and working life by offering and developing new digital services, more efficient service chains and new operating models,
• helping working life actors find information on competence and its development that meets their needs,
• helping education providers target their offerings better,
• supporting new cross-administrative operating models for knowledge-based management with existing information sources and those to be built, including a labour market information resource,
• encouraging the administration to develop its capabilities for knowledge-based management and to improve the efficiency of service chains and its operation.

The service bundle will make up an independent whole that is interoperable with the existing services and information resources, including Studyinfo and Job Market Finland.

The target groups of the service bundle are individuals, career counsellors, working life actors and education providers, companies and actors in the labour and educational administrations.

Summary

The core objective of the project is to build digital services to support individuals in making educational and career choices and maintaining and developing their competence throughout their careers and lives, as well as to promote a better match between work, competence, and demand and supply of education.

Starting points

As a result of changes in working life and the technological transformation, individuals need to develop their competence throughout their careers and lives. The existing digital services are fragmented, and the available knowledge base is scattered.

The programme is underpinned by the Parliamentary reform of continuous learning prepared during the previous parliamentary term, which responded to the need to develop and update individuals’ competence at different stages of their lives and careers. The continuous learning policies were completed in late 2020, and the implementation of the reform will continue during Prime Minister Orpo's term of office.

The Digital services for continuous learning programme was prepared as part of Finland's Recovery and Resilience Plan, which is included in the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland. The Digital services for continuous learning programme included in Finland's Recovery and Resilience Plan consists of two mutually supportive parts:

1. a digital service bundle for continuous learning that covers the entire education system and crosses administrative boundaries, and
2. a digitalisation and flexible learning entity for higher education that covers all higher education institutions (Digivision 2030). Digivision 2030 is a project carried out in collaboration by all Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences, together with the Digital service bundle for continuous learning project and stakeholders.

The parties responsible for developing and implementing the Digital service bundle for continuous learning are the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The parties involved in developing the services are the Finnish National Agency for Education, the Development and Administration Centre of the Centres for Economic Development, the higher education institutions through their Digivision 2030 project, and the Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment. The measures will be promoted relying on strong stakeholder cooperation.

The service bundle is financed under the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

The project will support several objectives of Prime Minister Orpo’s Government Programme (2023–2027), including improving guidance, making better use of competence potential, supporting individual education and career choices, and reducing unnecessary completion of overlapping education programmes.

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Sidosryhmätilaisuus ohjausalan toimijoille – Jatkuvan oppimisen digitaalinen palvelukokonaisuus

Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment Event 16.2.2024 9.00