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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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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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

Looking Young, Working Young (#35/100)

You know how appearances are all that matters when you’re young. At least in my household, the teenager takes possession of the mirror all morning, leaving mommy get to work pretty exploded…

But: Let’s see about this event: NUORILLE TÖITÄ – WORK FOR THE YOUNG ONES. Tomorrow! In Tullikamari Pakkahuone, one of the fanciest clubs in Tampere.

Work for the Young Ones!

 

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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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Dear European Partners, (#10/100)

How are you? Isn’t this how the letters begin. This is our short blog letter to honour and thank you all. Let’s face it, what would we be without you all. (And this is where I would put a smiley emoji if this was a WhatsApp message. You can see me smiling.) Continue reading