Our partner community features a broad variety of organisations, including companies, foundations, educational institutions and various public actors. Our partners represent different sectors and industries, and they range from small local businesses to major publicly traded companies.

Read more about what our partnerships include below and get inspired to participate!

Financial skills, entrepreneurship spirit and positive encounters with Nordea

Nordea helps sixth- and ninth-grade students learn about the banking sector and improve their financial, working life and entrepreneurship skills in seven different regions in Yrityskylä Primary and Secondary Schools. The miniature banks of Yrityskylä Primary School are staffed daily by groups of excited 12-year-olds, who fill in the roles of bank managers, digital advisors and analysts and manage the financial operations of the miniature society.

Nordea employees have the opportunity to volunteer in Yrityskylä learning environments around the country. Nordea’s volunteers guide, encourage and support children and young people participating in the Yrityskylä day. Volunteering has offered hundreds of meaningful encounters and learning opportunities to children and Nordea employees alike.

We also teamed up with Nordea to create the story-driven Moneymaster games and the Moneymaster competition. The games introduce children to topics including responsible consumption, saving and investing. In addition to this, Nordea is closely involved in creating JA Finland’s upper secondary school learning materials.

Positive work experiences and tools for the future with LähiTapiola

Children run LähiTapiola companies in a total of six different Yrityskylä miniature societies. Sixth graders learn about sales and customer service, sell insurance policies, process the Yrityskylä residents’ claim notifications and look after the well-being of their employees.

In secondary school. ninth graders solve insurance-related challenges as part of the inspiring Yrityskylä game

In upper secondary school, the students acquire skills related to independent living, responsible entrepreneurship and working life.

In addition to this, LähiTapiola was involved in the 2023 JA Finland Tulevaisuusraportti survey, which investigates young people’s attitudes and expectations towards working life.

Financial skills for students of all ages with OP Financial Group

OP Financial Group supports children and young people in acquiring financial skills through JA Finland’s primary school, secondary school and upper secondary school services.

OP also educates upper secondary school students about responsible investing through the Sijoittajakoulu investment course and offers teachers training about financial matters. The personal finances course Oman talouden hallinta features insurance-related tasks developed in cooperation with OP.

Furthermore, sixth and ninth graders play the roles of customers and employees in regional Osuuspankki miniature banks located in seven Yrityskylä learning environments across the country.

OP also promotes young people’s entrepreneurship through JA Finland’s entrepreneurship programmes, including the Uskalla Yrittää event.

Yrityskylä Varsinais-Suomi nuoret

“It was a joy and an honour to be involved in such a meaningful project, and to not only help young people learn about working life but also to introduce locals to the chemical industry and particularly the Kraton factory in Oulu.

We’ve only had good experiences with this partnership! Many summer job applicants remember Kraton from their sixth-grade Yrityskylä day. We feel that this improves our visibility locally.

Johanna Niskala, HR Business Partner, Kraton Chemicals 

Diakonissalaitos Yrityskylä Espoossa

“We are involved in Yrityskylä because we want children to learn about the importance of the healthcare and social services sector and about using entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. Together with the Association for Finnish Work, we represent social entrepreneurship in Yrityskylä. Our partnership has been rewarding, and it has been good to hear children’s thoughts about working life.”

Laura Niemi, Communication and Sustainability Director, Deaconess Foundation


“The skills practised in Yrityskylä Secondary School, such as proactivity, being active and being business-oriented, are crucial for both future entrepreneurs and in working life in general.

The feedback we receive confirms that the day improves young people’s understanding of business and their view of entrepreneurship.”

Harri Broman, Chair of the Board, Broman Group


Let’s get in touch!

Tiina Solas

Tiina Solas

Chief of fundraising


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