Awarded for Institutional Cleaning (#72/100)

Thank you – happy award winners, Eija Järvilahti, Armi Hyvönen and Maria-Liisa Korolainen

TAKK got the Company of the Year 2017 in Sanitation and Cleaning Award (free translation). Extremely proud we are, about the award that has traditionally been given to companies in the sector. This year, Puhtaustieto Oy and Siivoustaito gave the award for TAKK, first educational institution to receive it. The efforts we in TAKK have put to high level, modern and pervasive education in institutional cleaning, are noted.

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TAKKCareerBooster in Technopolis on Tuesday (#71/100)

Boost your career!

Tomorrow is an interesting, social and visionary day. TAKKCareerBooster (Erasmus+ project) team is present in Pirkanmaan vientipäivä, in Technopolis, Tampere. This is a case, of all those days, when we combine forces across the organisations – this time between Tampere Chamber of Commerce (TCC) and Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK). TAKKCareerBooster is a project, that takes both TCC and TAKK staff members to Europe. Tuesday is the day when we start promoting the European periods to TCC members.

The basic idea of TAKKCareerBooster project is to develop competence in different European countries, directly in the workplaces during on-the-job periods. The participants of the periods look for new ideas, concepts, methodologies and skills. The participants can go to these periods on their own or as pairs of two people, one from TAKK and one from a TCC member organisation. We prefer the twosome trips, as the learning across the organisations is so much more effective than learning one-by-one. Learning across here simply refers to exchanging ideas between the two people, discussing the experience and learning from each other – learning together.

Empty the Coin Machine (#70/100)

Thinking of the Reform of Vocational Education and Training (VET) might make you mad. But this slogan on my wall keeps me totally sane. I’ll empty the coin machine (“tyhjennän pajatson”, as the Finns say) with this, my favourite phrase for the weekend. Keep cool in the winds of change and don’t lose track!


Knock on the Door (#69/100)

Lots of interest towards Education Finland

Our application is in. Why keep it a secret? Naturally, we want to be part of the Education Finland growth programme. TAKK just explained what we have done and where, what are our goals and how do we intend to reach them. Also, we elaborated, how big is the action team working on this and what is the business logic we have – for the time being. Continue reading

Are you Aware of International VET Service Business? (#68/100)

To the point: Have you checked the website of us 11 education providers’ project in Ammatillinen koulutusvienti (vocational education export)? This is serious business and not only our business, but the business of our customer. The first Finnish qualification module certificates for customers outside of Europe have been signed and we intend to have our first ones signed next year in 2018 in TAKK.

Happy to catch up with these colleagues on Monday in Espoo. See you soon!

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Learning Together – Fitted Glove (#67/100)

Happy for the Yhdessä Oppien series of trainings

Yesterday was a lovely day. Today was even better. TAKK started a wonderful new series of trainings for staff members in Intercultural Competence. Practical as VET is, so is this training. Right to the point: we want to make sure our students of immigrant background access the qualification-based studies and worklife smoothest ever and our teams of language trainers, vocational teachers, instructors, counsellors and planners in TAKK fit together like hand to a glove. Continue reading

Handmade in TAKK (#64/100)

The creating team: Ilse Brandt (teacher), Emilia Suominen, Mari Salmela and Anastasia Petrova

Learning by doing, on-the-job training, learning at work – very familiar phrases for all of us in vocational education. Doing with hands, artisan work, handmade – all refer to the human touch and the creative mind we all possess, used to create something never-seen-before. Handmade is always interesting as a creation and unique as a product, no matter how many blemishes or ”beauty faults” (kauneusvirhe) it has. actually, the blemishes make the creation so beautiful, telling about the story of the artisan. Continue reading