TASSU – Gender
Equality and Equal Pay for Career Starters
Project duration: 1 August 2008 – 29 February 2012
Implementing organisation: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Innovation Centre
to reduce horizontal and vertical gender segregation in working life,
to strengthen the capabilities of women working in expert positions in male-dominated sectors, and correspondingly, men working in female-dominated ones,
to function in gender-segregated tasks and workplaces, and to train them for managerial duties,to promote the equality of men and women in working life, particularly at the early stages of their careers and when moving on to a managerial position,
to provide support for teachers and student counsellors in gender sensitive counselling.
project activities are divided into three main sections based on the target
- managerial training, equality training and equality consultation is offered to work communities and those participating in working life,
- career training is offered to students, and
- teachers and student counsellors are supported in providing gender sensitive student counselling.
Key measures and products
The career guidance section provides career guidance and preparation to young women about to enter working life and to female adult students in the field of technology. The section 'From an expert into a supervisor' provides training for managerial work. Training and consulting particularly address the challenges of managerial work in segregated work communities. Managerial training is implemented in cooperation with the HAMK University of Applied Sciences.
Teachers and student counsellors in basic and secondary education are offered support in issues related to gender-sensitive student counselling. In addition, events are held in schools, providing information on various occupations and the related education. The project also involves generating managerial training material and methods, and practices that can be applied in educational organisations, in order to increase equality in segregated fields of study.