TAKK projects run DIGItal (#90/100)

Digital Trainer of project 24/7

Four words for the TAKK present strategy: DIGI, INTEGRATION, SALES and QUALITY. Shortly in Finnish DIGI, KOTO, MYYNTI and LAATU. Short little words and lots behind them. Let’s take a practical peek at DIGI.

The long family name of DIGI is Developing digital learning and working environments. This involves developing quite many things and competences in several projects, and I will scan them from the perspective of the VET trainers.

  • Digi4Adults, Erasmus+ KA2 develops and shares methods for improving skills and competences to stay employed. Trainers Ms Pirjo Sillman of TAKK Interior Decorators, for example, in her blog text talks about taking little steps in image processing and blogging, as her students make benefit of visually elaborated portfolios in their employability.
  • Noheva (ESF) focuses on literacy, numeracy and IT skills for adult students; developing tests, materials and models. This helps trainers in identifying and supporting their students in lifelong learning skills and vocational studies.
  • Third case, Tasa-arvoinen oppiminen 24/7 (MEC), is an interesting prospect of developing the web store for qualification-based studies and a pedagogical script for making online programmes. This, I look forward to proceed in large scale, as our carbon foorprint just cannot take anymore the travel we have done so far.

It is time to go mobile, digital and software when the learning allows so and actually favours it! Definitely there is always the demand for the live meetings, discussion and experience exchange, but the digital is here to stay, support us and help to create learning environments never seen before, so let’s make the most of DIGItal in Finnish VET.

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Apples fly far from the Erasmus+ Tree (#65/100)

Congratulations Erasmus+

Wow! Erasmus+ is 30 years old/young! Congratulations for all the numerous and enlightening moments in all of the activities in this wonderful programme to all of Us and to all of You. Apples may not fall too far from the tree, but the winds and the birds and the butterflies fly the seeds to faraway corners of the world. So do the Erasmus+ seeds in our minds and the bodies and the hearts, they take us far in life.

Happy to be Erasmus+ generation.

Get Yourself Connected (#58/100)

by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK

Good cake

On this especially rainy day in Tampere and as the children get back to nurseries and the wild outdoors, it is the great time to make sand cakes, or better: mud cakes. You know how sand needs a decent amount of water to make a good cake, well, these are the golden days for children (the laundry…). Finnish children have a short rhyme ”Älä tule paha kakku, tule hyvä kakku” – ”Please, become a good cake, do not become a bad cake”.

Speaking of cakes, you know how all we have our favourite recipes? And how we know that with those recipes, we will succeed. But the recipe needs the right ingredients… The recipe of successful worklife is the mixture of great connections and the most fitted organisations to your needs. You mix them, you stir, and puff! There’s the cake.

This is my international education cake mix.  Have a good weekend!

steady amount of http://minedu.fi/en/vocational-education-and-training

a great mix of http://www.cimo.fi/

a whole lot of https://www.marketopportunities.fi/

knowledge of http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/anniversary_en

and a handful of https://finvet.fi/fi/

Stir, smooth and enjoy!

TAKKCareer Booster in ON (#48/100)

TAKKCareeerBooster is ON!

by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK

Remember the hash code blog? Well, our TAKKCareerBooster (Erasmus+ application) has been accepted. This means, we can now send our students, staff members and Tampere Chamber of Commerce member company partners to European learning periods for the next two years. Starting in August – after our few holiday weeks in saunas and faraway cottages, the TCB team will get organised and start processing the candidate applications. Happy to do this!

The question is, why should you go?

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TAKKCareerBooster in Brussels (#9/100)

TAKKCareerBooster

Boost your career in Europe

”Submit Online” with a long secretive term ”Form Hash Code” looks so lovely to many international activities coordinators this week in Vocational Education and Training (greetings to you all!). This is our secret language meaning: your work of many months has been paid off by sending IN an application in the Erasmus+ Programme. More uncoding: almost a hundred vocational secondary institutions in Finland have made their plans for international mobility periods in Europe for the next one or two years to come and have sent a Key Action 1 (KA1) Learning Mobility of Individuals application to the Brussels database. Now, all we can do, is to wait until late May to hear the result. How exciting. Continue reading