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

Join us for our current programs.


The Shortcut Spark Academy is a free 3,5-month program for women and non-binary people who want to create their own business. Together with a group of likeminded 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. 

Applications for The Spark Academy 2023 first cohort are open until the 5th of February.


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 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. 

Applications for AWS re/Start Spring 2023 cohort are open until the 12th of February.

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Attend our events and workshops where we teach you about finding a job and the startup world in Finland.​

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We offer career coaching services via the Työ-SIB program and free career coaching sessions.

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Join our Talent Community to receive job opportunities and workshop invitations according to your background.

The Shortcut Learning Hub

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Everything you need to know about finding a job in Finland or starting your own business – in one place. We have collected all the valuable workshops, events and workbooks we have created over the years and put them together in our free and open learning hub.