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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Steering Groups: TOITA Project Building Networks and Export Competence (#46/100)

Steering groups are part of the work in VET institutions. Participating in goal-oriented and discussive steering groups gives depth to one’s own workload and networks in the region. Steering groups members pass hopefully many visions and insights to the project team members.

TOITA (ESF) Project

The ESF project Talents of Immigrants to Activity in Tampere University of Applied Sciences develops integration service model, originally from the Hyvä alku Project of Kotona Suomessa. TOITA Project Pilot groups gather together immigrants of Tampere region in order to create export business know-how for the participants and for developing internationalisation opportunities for growing businesses, namely companies. Continue reading

A New Way to Integrate Immigrants into Finnish Society? (#13/100)

by Susanna Ylihärsilä

A nice cup of tea in the morning and the morning paper. Suddenly your eyes catch an interesting piece of news…

It takes a really long time to find a job in Finland!

According to Aamulehti newspaper (January 22) it takes you – on average – 6 years and 2 months to find a job in Finland if you happen to come from The Middle East or Somalia.

There are of course already many immigrants and professionals working on this challenge. Here I have the chance to highlight one of the most recent projects that tackles the problem: an ESF (European Social Fund) project called Kiito – Kiinni työhön ja osaamiseen – or in English: Work and Holistic Integration Zone project.

Study www.kiitohanke.wordpress.com

It takes a really long time to find a job in Finland!

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