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HT-Metka Oy (Ltd)

Organisation address: Mankala, Etelä-Suomi, Finland
Project leader: Mrs. Hilkka Perttola
Email: hilkka.perttola [at] metka.fi
Partner website: www.ht-metka.fi
Project page: http://www.ht-metka.fi/lena.htm

Staff involved: Hilkka Perttola, Pekka Perttola
Learners involved so far:

Description: HT-Metka Oy is a private development company since 1994. It is professional in development of disadvantaged rural areas and in building networks. As an aim is to promote empowerment of individuals and will to develop themselves. These create the basis to employability and active citizenship. Target groups are adults of different ages. The methods are training, advising and mentoring.
The personnel have a long term experience as trainers and as advisers. The location of HT-Metka Oy between two regions, Kymi and Lahti Regions it is appropriate to act in both regions. Both the regions are disadvantaged areas, they are sparsely populated and ageing. Both the regions have lost in very large amount jobs especially in forest and paper industries. HT-Metka has always in it's actions taking care of sustainable development. In an earlier learning partnership was started to  concrete values of environment among inhabitants and actors in the region. It is worth to strenghten this theme because the Finnish Brand Team has risen environment as the first stage in Finland.