TURKU, FINLAND - Next week (19-24 Aug.), five international talents will visit Finland. The winners are from Singapore, Lithuania, Latvia, India and Albania and were selected from more than a thousand applicants. They will visit with their families and explore daily life, work and free time activities in Turku Region.
The five talents were selected during the Talent Call Turku campaign, which was organized in the spring. A total of 1,011 applications from 75 countries submitted their names for the program. The campaign was launched to promote Finland as a good place to live and work because of a shortage of skilled workers such as coders and engineers.
During the visiting week, the winners of the campaign and their families learn about life in Finland. They will visit local companies, a local school and kindergarten as well as some of Southwest Finland’s popular attractions in the city and archipelago.
- To ensure continued economic growth, Finland needs to recruit foreign experts in a variety of fields. The companies in Turku Region are actively looking for new workers but domestic migration is not enough to solve the problem. Because of this, Finland has to increase its marketing efforts abroad, says Pipa Turvanen, Network Manager responsible for talent attraction at Turku Science Park Oy.
One of the participants is Audrey Kow. She is a web-developer from Singapore. She is visiting with her husband Ryan.
Media representatives are welcome to meet visiting talents, companies that are presenting job opportunities to them and the Talent Turku Team.
Wed. 21st August, 12.50–14.00, Valtion virastotalo (State Office Building)
address: Itsenäisyydenaukio 2, 20800 Turku, Finland
Get together at the lobby of virastotalo at 12.50. Please inform your participation by Tue. 20th August by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media representatives are also welcome to participate in the school visit of Ypsilon school and kindergarten in the morning and/or Deliverde Puutarhat Ltd. company visit (vegetable garden) in the afternoon.
It is possible to participate in other visits during the week with a separate agreement. The visits include Meyer Turku and PerkinElmer. The program of the week is attached.
Also Talent Turku team is pleased to assist foreign media. If you need photos or comments of international talents’ visit, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com for help.
International media contacts: Vanessa Deggins, firstname.lastname@example.org, Turku Science Park Ltd., tel. +358 40 672 8877
Talent Turku and Talent Call Turku campaign: Pipa Turvanen, Network Manager, Turku Science Park Ltd., email@example.com, tel. +358 40 729 5364
More about Talent Call Turku campaign: www.talentcall.fi
Turku Business Region is the most dynamic cluster of business and innovation activities in Finland. The 22,000 companies, six universities, and an extensive co-operation network of different players in the region speed up the generation of new products and services as well as growth of business operations and local well-being.
The spearhead field of Turku Business Region are CleanTurku (bio and circular economies and cleantech), HealthTurku (health and well-being), ExperienceTurku (movies, games, experience industry), MaritimeTurku (maritime industry), and TechTurku (manufacturing and technology industries).
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