How are you? Isn’t this how the letters begin. This is our short blog letter to honour and thank you all. Let’s face it, what would we be without you all. (And this is where I would put a smiley emoji if this was a WhatsApp message. You can see me smiling.) Therefore, I’ll continue the letter. Dear partners, we are well. TAKK has survived the biggest plunge of vocational education and training in Finland for decades. It’s not that we wouldn’t be doing the right things, but all of Finland needs to save in costs these times and this is how we do our share as expected. Debts are not the legacy to pass on to the next generations. We are smaller, but very vibrant. We have more of shorter training programmes, but our parking lot is daily full of cars. We have lots of activities, but even more with employers and workseekers, because without the work, there are no students. We are fewer, but blending in the marketplaces and student gatherings to outreach the target groups. We are easy to reach, live and online.
Moving on to you all, thank you so much for being. Just being there, as then you are to be found and brought into the networks of TAKK and vice versa. There are hundreds or even thousands of EU projects where you have partnered with us in developing something greater than each of us could have done separately. Strategic development of organisations, mobility periods for students and staff members, digital skills, learning environments, new methodologies, value dialogues and an unforgettable number of sectoral development projects. Let’s continue together this good work. Have a great year!
Yours sincerely, TAKK