Education and training services

Education and training services are provided for government organisations by various educational institutions, such as the Police University College, the Emergency Services College, the National Defence University, the Customs Academy, the Border and Coast Guard Academy and the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services. Their task is to train personnel for government duties and occupations for which training is not arranged elsewhere.

HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd is a wholly State-owned limited liability company with the task of providing general personnel training services for the entire central government administration. These kinds of training fields that concern either all or a high proportion of government organisations include general government induction training, leadership training, financial and HR administration training, training in administrative law, training in public speaking and negotiation skills, customer care and quality training, and training in EU affairs. The services offered by HAUS also include a diverse range of open learning, customised training and other agency-specific projects.

HAUS takes part in international training and administrative development projects, such as the European Union's twinning activities. HAUS College arranges occupational and specialist vocational qualifications, which are financed as apprenticeship training by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

HAUS is also a government in-house unit as referred to in the Act on Public Contracts, from which government organisations may acquire services without competitive tendering. Government agencies also arrange training themselves as part of the development of their staff skills and activities, or they may purchase this from training companies outside central government.

The Finnish Institute of Public Management is building a new service called eOppiva during 2017 - 2019. This is a digital service package for learning and is part of the larger project on e-learning in central government. The focus in building the new service will not be on producing a new ICT system but, rather, on developing a new way of doing things. The new service will be aimed at public officials and is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of all personnel in central government. The service will begin in 2018 and will provide a single location for the production and use of both organisation-specific and government-wide online training. The content will range from short informational videos to training events and larger training packages.  The Finnish Institute of Public Management will be responsible for the operation of the service as a whole, including the website, general coordination (e.g. collaboration with the online learning platform provider Valtori), the shared learning content and support for producing online learning material.

HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd -State digital learning environment

Police University College

Emergency Services Academy Finland

National Defence University

Customs School

Border and Coast Guard School

The Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services

Contact information

Marjaana Laine
Ministerial Adviser
Tel. +358 2955 30304
[email protected]