The experience of success is at the heart of the art activities supporting the individual employment paths of young people and immigrants. Arts provide a way to look at yourself and your goals from new perspectives.
Commitment to the activities, achieving your personal, individual target and discussions engaged in during the activities support the participants’ wellbeing and voyage towards employment. For immigrants, art can also provide tools to visualise your new surroundings and support for learning the language, as well as improve social relationships. Because a group of new residents arrived to Utajärvi at the beginning of the project, the operation has initially focused on the first step on the employment path, i.e. supporting integration. The Lähde! Employment Path activities are carried out in cooperation with the youth workshops and outreach work organised by the municipalities of Vaala and Simo and as part of the integration activities for immigrants in Utajärvi.