The Nousu tour brought Jyri Häkämies to Turku
The Nousu tour brought Jyri Häkämies, the Minister of Economic Affairs, to Turku
Jyri Häkämies, the Minister of Economic Affairs, joint tour with the Federation of Finnish Enterprises ended on Monday 28 May, in Turku. The Nousu (Rise) tour took in Helsinki, Tampere, Kuopio and Turku and the minister met with hundreds of young entrepreneurs. In Turku, Häkämies was also shown around the Enterprise Society village at Logomo.
The Federation of Finnish Enterprises (FFE) organised the Nousu tour with the Ministry of Employment Economic Development; the Minister of Economic Affairs, Jyri Häkämies; and four regional FFE organisations. The tour was designed to encourage young entrepreneurs to develop their own activities and to encourage young people considering entrepreneurship to take action in becoming entrepreneurs. During the tour the Minister also visited various educational institutions and learnt about their models for promoting entrepreneurship.
– The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in many young people I met during the tour. Young people demand a lot from their work life and will become adaptable. We want to do that which is perceived as important and pleasing to oneself, and entrepreneurship provides an excellent value base for doing that, says Häkämies.
Logomo Enterprise Society village was a success
The Minister’s visit to Logomo involved much hustle and bustle when the school students from Lieto Kirkonkulma School went about acquainting themselves with an entrepreneur's life in Logomo’s Enterprise society. The business village had arrived in Turku from Seinäjoki and Monday was the last day it was open. The 500m2 village will continue its life in the autumn in Kuopio, Helsinki and Tampere.
– The Enterprise Society village began its activities in January, and during the spring as many as 4,000 students from Southwest Finland's schools have got acquainted with it, says Tomi Alakoski, Youth Service Manager, who runs the Economic Information Office.
In the village the students practice entrepreneurship. Each student works for a day in one of the occupations while simultaneously studying the foundations of society and its economy, for example, credit card payments and invoicing. Before their day in the village, students are given 10 study lessons on entrepreneurship in their own schools, make job applications, and practice job interviews.
Häkämies was also impressed by what he saw.
The Enterprise Society village's Mayor and its UPM CEO
Anni Hänninen and Tomi Kult from the 5A class of the Lieto Kirkonkulma school were excited about the day and the Enterprise Society village. Anni acted as Mayor, and Tomi was UPM's CEO. The pair agreed to meet with the Minister for Economic Development for a private interview.
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