Regional Workshops for young people
Workshops for Young People a.k.a. Coastal Workshops “Rannikkopajat”, is the name of the unit offering coaching for working life and job creation for young (under 29 years of age) people in the Kotka-Hamina-Virolahti-Pyhtää-Miehikkälä area by way of periods of work, workplacement, and training periods.
Coastal Workshops support and steer young people in a comprehensive manner towards managing their personal lives, towards achieving, strengthening, and maintaining the abilities to take part in working life opportunities.
Young people are directed to come to these Coastal Workshops by employment office staff and staff at educational institutions. Every young person is interviewed and the workshop period is put together with due consideration for the person’s individual needs.
Coastal Workshops are comprised of ten units at which the young people work under the guidance of an instructor/instructors. The jobs allocated by Coastal Workshops consist of work undertakings from private customers and local councils.
The units are as follows: Kitchen Workshop, Textiles Workshop, Woodwork Workshop, Labour Service Workshop, Data Workshop, Art Workshop (in Kotka), Home Workshop and Building Caretaker Workshop (in Hamina), Frontier Workshop (digital press, in Virolahti,) and Start Workshop for under 17-year-olds left without education.