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Skills Centria – support with studies

Skills Centria is designed to support students in their studies, job seeking, and career planning while also offering low-threshold activities related to well-being and the fluency of studies. The activities are open to all students and are organized in both English and Finnish.

Special education teacher’s open workshops

The special education teacher will be there for you every Monday from 15 to 17 in the pink working area on the first floor at the Kokkola campus (158). She offers advice, help and support for study assignments. If doing tasks at home doesn’t work, come to campus on Mondays to work — help is next door!

Support for study challenges and help with tasks can also be obtained remotely. The special education teacher will be on call on Zoom starting in September on Thursdays from 8 to 9.

You can also contact the special teacher at any time and book an appointment in Kokkola or remotely on Teams. Päivi Ruohoniemi, tel. +358 50 5359690, paivi.ruohoniemi@centria.fi.

Language and Communication workshops

Finnish Language and Communication workshop

Teacher: Hertta Erkkilä, email hertta.erkkila@centria.fi

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. You can participate in the workshop occasionally. The student can bring with them reports or essays they have written that the supervisor can comment on. The content is refined according to the learning objectives of the participants. This workshop also supports the written phase of the thesis process. The workshop is intended for everyone, both Finnish and international students.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

Swedish Language and Communication workshop

Teacher: Jenny Jansson, email jenny.jansson@centria.fi 

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. The aim is to strengthen your Swedish language skills. You can participate in the workshop occasionally.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

English language and communication workshop

Teacher: Karin Kallis, email karin.kallis@centria.fi

In the workshop, the student receives guidance according to their own needs. The aim is to strengthen your English language skills. You can participate in the workshop occasionally.

You can attend a face-to-face meeting or online. Appointments are arranged through the online appointment system. The student sends an e-mail to the teacher in advance about their participation and explains more about their learning goals. The teacher responds to the email and provides the student with a link through which he or she can book an appointment smoothly.

Support at the end of the studies

Supervisors: Hanna-Riina Aho hanna-riina.aho@centria.fi & Anni-Maija Viitasaari anni-maija.viitasaari@centria.fi

The thesis workshop is intended for students doing thesis work who need guidance and support for their thesis. The workshop provides help with various questions regarding the different stages of the thesis process. The student is guided according to the individual situation and need. The student must have a thesis topic and a thesis supervisor. The workshop is intended for both Finnish-speaking and international students. Participation in the workshop is occasional and registration is not required.

Thesis workshops are implemented as hybrid meetings. If the student is not able to participate in the thesis workshop, the student can agree on a supervision time by contacting the supervisors by e-mail.

The dates and places of the thesis workshops for the academic year 2022–2023 will be announced on August 9th.

Support in job seeking (workshops, sessions and external providers)

Open Dude-project events for students at Centria University of applied sciences. The material of the Dude-project is mainly in English. English/Finnish is spoken at the event, depending on the group taking part.

  • Contents: The MyWay2-project is developing and executing coaching sessions and functional workshops where the self-image of the participants is strengthened, personal skills are recognized and found out how to be used. The participants also get to network.
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  • At Centria Jobi you find work- and trainee-opportunities, thesis jobs, projects, events, and courses.
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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 most essential parts of the content are also broadcasted to 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.

TE-live is a TE service that produces live broadcasts of job vacancies, various themes in working life and training opportunities.

Wellbeing, everyday-life and studying skills

Services and events offered by partners

The FSHS responsibility areas are:

  • to provide students with health and medical care services
  • to promote students’ health and ability to study, and
  • to promote the well-being of the study environment and student community
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The purpose of Nyyti’s operations is to support students’ mental health and ability to study. Their aim to improve students’ study skills and ability to cope with everyday life as well as related peer activities. Moreover, their aim to enhance the skills of people in charge of mental health promotion and problem prevention among students and in student communities.

Hygienepass courses and tests

We welcome suggestions for useful activities or study circles skillscentria@centria.fi.