Koto-SIB program operates nationwide throughout Finland. In the capital region the services for the program are provided by Entry Education, Live Palvelut, Arffman and Monik ry, which are responsible for teaching the Finnish language and work life skills along with job-coaching and organizing the job interviews. In the beginning of February Careeria/Edupoli Oy starts a Koto-SIB program in Porvoo.
The online SIB program organized by Arffman provides similar services and SIB-studies online available everywhere in Finland. In Joensuu region the services for the program are provided by Honkalampi-säätiö. In Turku and Tampere region the service provider is Entry Education, and in Oulu as well as Jyväskylä the services are provided by Arffman.
Service Providers take care of the clients during their studies and they can help the client in their job search for three years if necessary. The clients of the SIB-program are supported in many different ways: They can get personal job-coaching, improve their skills in applying for job, acquire the necessary certificates and degrees for work, for example a bus drivers licence. However, the SIB-program does not offer vocational education. The idea is to become employed as quickly as possible. The program is suitable for people who want to get a full-time and permanent job fast.
The Koto-SIB program also offers opportunities for educated immigrants. Hanken & SSE Executive Education offers their award-winning Integration program Business Lead -program for immigrants, who have a university degree and some work experience and are interested in entrepreneurship and doing business. The program is open for new applications again in January 2019. The program starts in May 2019.