The 118 qualifications TAKK has rights to organise training for, make a very big warehouse for the learning and study material. All the sectors have different gear: warehouses of the different teams in metal, wood, cleaning, painting, guarding or car repairing take a new pile of things, sometimes very big things. Where are they stored? And who watches over the equipment? TAKK has a miracle man, a smiley man, Mr Ilkka Dahlstedt, to take care of the construction sector warehousing. Let’s hear our Ilkka’s figures. Continue reading
by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK
It is time of the Great Spring Cleanup. Rake the leaves, wash the windows, dust the garden furniture, vacuum the car, fill in the bicycle tires and tear down the shabby winter curtains. Facades need to look nice for the light-minded and the summer-lovers. We freshen up for the Finnish season of light and heat. (Well, +10, it’s pretty warm for 61° 29′ 53″ N, 23° 45′ 39″ E, Tampere, that is). Continue reading
Do you remember the Splendid Jobs of #3/100? Well, this time Machine technology took over the estrade in Nirva Campus. The day was a success, as there were great employers present: fancy names such as Agco Power, Ata Gears, Kumera Machinery, Metso Minerals, Purso and Sandvik Mining and Construction. What struck me best was the busy hours of presenting and advising the hundreds of candidates. The air was as thick as the densest metal: you could touch the sparkle and fire. Of course, the so needed hot coffees and sausages warmed up the atmosphere.
TAKK Entrepreneurship HiOMO or ”Grindery” in English, is TAKK’s way to organise entrepreneurship and management training to TAKK students and business clients. HiOMO team of trainers and experts offers education services for entrepreneurs-to-be, for the already operating entrepreneurs and for students who have entrepreneurship modules in their qualification-based studies in TAKK. HiOMO also gives free of charge entrepreneurship guidance to TAKK students. Continue reading
VET is a process – not ever ready – and so are many of our activities, work in progress. Let us introduce to you one of the activities in the making of. This winter and spring TAKK is working on participating in Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo 2017 during the summer months with three other Finnish educational institutions in the Consortium KFEIG*.
Team Finland channels the energies of Finnish state-level actors, so to say several ministries and Finpro together and puts up a Finnish Pavilion in Astana with the theme “Sharing Pure Energy“. KFEIG consortium joins the Team Finland network for promoting Finland and especially the education services that this consortium can provide.
TAKK will join in with the themes of Cleantech and Environmental know-how.
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
Thinking outside the box, or building out of the box? In the middle of the Finnish VET reform, it is very comforting and refreshing to think about the walls and the rooms and the set-up of the learning and teaching premises. The “classroom” has come far from the times of the early 1900’s and somehow got back to where it belongs: the workplace. Mind you, I am not saying, we take the class to the workplace, but we rebuild the workplace to TAKK premises. There is an essential difference there. Continue reading