What is JOTPA?

 The Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment (in Finnish: Jatkuvan oppimisen ja työllisyyden palvelukeskus JOTPA) promotes the competence development of working-age people and the availability of skilled labour. The centre analyses the competence and labour market needs of working life, finances education and training intended for working-age people, develops information, advisory and guidance services and supports regional and other cooperation. The Service Centre also participates in the work to develop a digital service package for continuous learning. 

The Act on a Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment entered into force on 1 September 2021. The Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment serves as a separate organisational unit for the Agency reporting directly to the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The Service Centre will employ around fifteen people, five of them working in fixed-term positions in 2021–2024.