European Pathway - a Gateway to work (EPaG)

Project description

European Pathway - a Gateway to work (EPaG) is a pilot project carried out by seven vocational education colleges in Finland and their international partners. The aim is to pilot and develop long term VET learning mobilities (6-12months) for apprentices with the ultimate goal to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance their employability prospects, whilst also strengthening their sense of European citizenship.

Stays of more than 6 months provide the highest added value in terms of improvement of professional, personal and social skills. Mobility brings gains for the company as well as for the apprentice him/herself. While short term placements (less than 6 months) help to improve personal and social skills, longer placements considerably improve professional skills and employability as the benefit to the employer.

Target group

VET-students and teacher, working life


1.8.2017 - 31.1.2019

Project manager

Mika Heino, Omnia


Coordination: Kainuu Vocational College
Partners: Luovi Vocational College, Education Centre Brahe, Savonlinna Vocational College, Ylä-Savo Vocational College, Omnia, Education and Mobility, Spain, The Placement Factory, The United Kingdom


European commission; ErasmusPro

Contact information

Mika Heino
tel. +358 46 851 5082