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.
Managers of TAKK in the meeting
The year is getting closer to the end and we have not had the chance to touch even half of the partner types we play with! Let’s tackle one of them today. Advisory board (neuvottelukunta) is the theme of this blog.
Advisory boards in general are bodies that give – as the name goes – advice to the organisations in question. They are by character informal, flexible and therefore influential, yet less authoritative and no way decisive. Sound too good to be true, but that’s what they are. Wise thoughts, concerns and opinions over a one big table together. The advisory boards are very important to convey messages and to plan for the future. Continue reading
Visitors of the Summer
July did wittness still one group of Belarusian experts. The group was on a search for training modules for Human Resource Management. TAKK is strong in running modules of the Specialist Qualification in Management and of the Further Qualification in First-Line Management.
The group was hosted by the top leaders, Principal Teppo Tapani and Director of Enterprise Services Olli-Pekka Tuomi.
by Riitta Juusenaho, TAKK
This old saying definitely hit my button, as I was invited to give a speech in the 5th National Initiative Education Forum in Beijing and Principals´ Forum of Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macau Big Bay Area last month. What a great opportunity to advertise our Educational School Camps! Free!
So Ms Jin Muranen from GTE (Global Tampere Education) and I jumped on the plane. In Beijing it was nice summer weather but in Guangzhou we were hit by the tropical heat. Two ladies from the frosted North to a 38 Celsius degree heath, oh boy, oh boy. But we fought like Finns do.
Global Tampere Education well presented in Beijing
When you go to seminars in China, you will soon find out that there are not ten, but hundreds or even thousands of people in the audience, and they are really interested in what you are saying. Especially when it comes to the Finnish education.
For me as a former teacher and a principal, it is always very strange how things that you as a Finn find as a matter of course in schools are new innovations and confusing phenomenons for others. For example school camp pedagogy. Or learning outside classrooms and school buildings or the deep trust between teachers and administrators. Or the lack of inspection system in our schools. Continue reading
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?
First group of Sino-Finnish Experts in Beijing 2016
Networks and competence for the China education ”connoisseurs” of Finland and vice versa, this is what the Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) coordinated by the University of Tampere (UTA) arranges, this time in the form of a capacity development training programme in August. TAKK is part of the group of institutions organising the workshop. UTA, TAMK and TAKK in the Finland end host professionals, who are already engaged in or who aspire to work on Sino-Finnish education cooperation. Beijing Normal University, National Institute of Education Science (NIES), National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA), Peking University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and Jiangsu Agency for Educational Evaluation. Heavy team of experts, I would say! Continue reading
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
by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK
You know how you are supposed to be able to give an elevator speech in one minute? How about making it about the Finnish education system? How many minutes you need to take? TAKK had the privilege of hosting a South Korean group of visitors through KEDI, the Korean Educational Development Institute this week. The challenge was, how to formulate the topics of adult education, competence-based education system and lifelong learning into a compact package.
Happy visitors in TAKK Nirva
Which key words would you use?
Coffee, the almost sacred drink of the Finns (try staying awake, sharp and cheerful 16 hours in the Northern dark winter…), turns into the wonderful and meaningful main ingredient of the cafeteria style collaboration event of Koulutuscafé.
Education Café – The Door to a Profession.
Education Café – Tampere Region Education Event
For the student candidates in the event, there is plenty of need to drink coffee and be sharp, as one shops around the Tampere regional education providers’ desks in order to find the door that pleases oneself the most. It is the student market in Finland nowadays to choose oneself the right study path. Our job is to guide and counsel the applicants with our best competence.
Education Cafés are open guidance events for the adult students and students-wanna-be of our region in Tampere. Education Cafés are open to all and there is a possibility to have individual guidance in the events. TAKK is a partner in the large network of organisers, together with TE Services and ELY Centre. TAKK Student Services team members are present – have a cup of coffee with the Student Advisors and Counsellors. Cheers!
Did-you-know: Coffee entered the Kingdom of Sweden-Finland more than 300 years ago. The king Gustaf IV Adolf himself acknowledged the dependence of his subordinates to coffee 200 plus years ago. Finally one hundred plus years ago Finland got it’s own coffee roasting factories. We Finns admit we are addicted to coffee. TAKK staff members drank 134 532 cups of coffee only in 2015. And that is peanuts in coffee nuts.
Two gentlemen Mr Mugurel Dumutru and Mr Vasile-Valentin Inel passed their tests with trainer Mr Antti Lehtimäki.
Have you ever got to know how many different welding processes there are? Do the terms SMAW, GTAW or GMAW tell you much? Perhaps you have heard of the TIG or MIG welding? The ”did-you-know” of the week, is that TAKK Technology trainers organise various welder’s qualification tests to the company clients and then are authorized to give certificates for the accreditated welders. The training for the competence shown in tests may take a day or several days to pass. There are several types of International Welding qualifications and thanks to the globally experienced trainers, the company clients know who to turn to – TAKK of course. This is daily Internationalisation at Home for TAKK staff members. Continue reading