We offer upskilling and reskilling programs to support international talent in Finland and early-stage entrepreneurs. All of our programs are free for participants.

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Azure TRAINING FOr Ukrainians

Together with Microsoft and the Ukrainian Association in Finland, we want to support Ukrainian asylum seekers to learn high in-demand skills by providing hands-on-training that enables you to find a job in the industry. 

In our free full-time training , you will get to know Microsoft’s Azure program and will be able to kickstart your career in cloud computing. 

SPARK program

The Shortcut Spark Program is a free 3-month program for women and non-binary people who want to create their own business. Together with a group of like-minded people, you will learn the most important skills to start your business, set it up for long-term growth and build meaningful connections along the way. 


Together with Microsoft, we provide a hands-on training that teaches you the basics of secure cloud computing with Azure. After this program, you are ready to work with Microsoft Azure Security. 

AWS Level up! 2024

Level Up! 2024 is a free, full-time upskilling program aimed at boosting your career in AWS cloud computing.

AWS Finland and The Shortcut have teamed up to offer this tuition-free 10-week hybrid program in Helsinki. 

Registration will open after the summer.

AWS Re/Start

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time skills development program to jump-start your career working in cloud computing.

AWS re/Start and The Shortcut have teamed up to offer this hybrid program in Helsinki. 

career coaching for international talents in rauma

This free intensive coaching program will guide you to the Finnish job market and give a taste of the first entrepreneurial steps in the Rauma region. 

This program is a collaboration of The Shortcut and International House Rauma, and is made possible by the City of Rauma, Satakunnan Ely-keskus, and TE-keskus.

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