The goal of Momentum is to improve employment and networking amongst the highly educated in Northern Finland. The project offers a wide range of services, including career coaching, working life lectures, peer group meetings, webinars, podcasts, internet-based coaching sessions and such, in both Finnish and English.
The core of Momentum is based on different forms of short courses improving the target groups’ skills in job-seeking and networking. The coaching courses take place both on the internet and as for example career coaching sessions in Oulu - consisting of Curriculum Vitae workshops, job interview coaching sessions, workshops introducing social media as a professional job-searching and skill marketing tool, communication and networking lectures, management orientated courses, courses on the well-being of the unemployed, and so forth.
The most essential parts of the content are also broadcast to the target group living in the more remote areas in Northern Finland as webinars, internet-based work-shops and such. The aim is to increase the professional skills and knowhow of the target group, as well as to make the participants skilled and effective in their job seeking. Momentum has services in Finnish and for the core content also in English.
The target group consists mainly of Masters of Arts, engineers either with or without a university level degree, Masters of Economic Sciences and Bachelors of Business Administration, but also all others with a high degree education. The target group also includes university students and students in the Northern universities of applied sciences.
Momentum is run by PSOTTY ry, the support organization for independent employment of Northern Finland. PSOTTY ry is financed and governed by a variety of trade unions: Union of Professional Engineers in Finland (IL), Union of
Academic Engineers and Architects (TEK), The Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ), Union of Bachelors of Business (Tradenomit), The Finnish Association of Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit), Akava Special Branches (AE), Social Science Professionals (YKA) and The Union of Professionals in Natural, Environmental and Forestry Sciences (Loimu). The project is in co-operation also with the city of Oulu and other Northern Finnish cities, as well as University of Oulu, University of Lapland, several Northern universities of applied sciences, and other academies and learning institutes operating in Northern Finland.