TAKK Interpretation Trainer Team Rewarded by AMKE ry (#89/100)

Community and Court Interpreters are heard not seen. The profession aims at interpreting services in situations

TAKK Interpretation Team Soile Mäkiranta, Tuija Hildén and Ekaterina Tsavro

between the ethnic minorities and the mainstream authorities or public service providers. It is a service that enables communication, overcomes barriers and creates understanding in essentially important areas of life. The services involved in community interpretation are typically localisation to the municipalities, social and health care, education and various legal matters. Continue reading


Splendid for Business, Real Estates and Estates Management (#88/100)

Side by side, employers and TAKK

While writing, the last visitors of Splendid Jobs for Business, Real Estates and Estates Management have left the building in Nirva. The day was a buzzling busy day with so many employers of the sector. Just to name a few, Lassila & Tikanoja was there, Suomen Telecenter Oy, Kiinteistömaailma Klingendahl and Opset Oy. As the last time, the event was organised by TAKK and Pirkanmaa TE Services.

Remembering the model from the first and second blogs this year about Splendid Jobs, these are events for the three to meet: the jobseekers or students, the employers of the sector and us, the education providers.

When the three are together, competence questions are solved right away.

Machine Fitters for Industry (#87/100)

Tampere Industrial Institute Ltd. of TAKK is recruiting top professionals!

These are the chances that you grasp right away. At just one time, you have a possibility to have a further qualification in machine fitting, to do an on-the-job training period in a company – this time, in Sandvik Mining and Construction Ltd. – and also to earn student salary of technology industry.

Apply right now, there is one week time left.

Fathers of Finland (#86/100)

What a day, Father’s day. Let’s look at fathers of Finland.

Statistically, 57,3% of Finnish men are fathers, two out of three. The average age of becoming a father in Finland is 31 years. One father has in average 2,25 children and fathers spend in average 4 hours and a quarter with their children under the age of 10, every day. That’s a lot! See ”Isät tilastoissa 2017” and ”Isät tilastoissa 2016” by Tilastokeskus, Statistics Finland.

Historically and socially, fathers and fatherhood came into the picture strongly with the 1960’s and 1970’s, sharing the parenthood with the mothers. 1990’s brought the fathers into the estrade and publicity through ”I stories”, me as a father. Still today, it is the ”Time of the fathers”, as for example Ilana Aalto has shown in her thesis.

Father’s day is every day. One can become father in so many ways. For example biologically, through adoption, through spouse or other form of life events. When talking of the father of the nation, definitely the talk turns to our president, Mr Sauli Niinistö. That, too is parenthood. Many great men of the past times have been fathers of this and that, to mention a few, fathers of literature, of society, of law or of community. Taking care, participating, caring and also needing the children there, whoever they are, is fatherhood. I’d say that our Finnish fathers in Finland of 100 years are very ”pro” in so many ways. Not only in fatherhood.

Happy Father’s Day to everyone!

Big Ears for Customers of VET (#85/100)

Big ears for customers – TAKK’s Education Manager Rosa Hyvönen

M. Hannula of Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) and M. Lahtinen of Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce pointed out in their blog (Nov 2nd 2017) that companies with their jobs will be as real customers of Finnish VET as the students are with the reform of education in force on the 1st of January 2018.

Naturally, the reform will bring about many changes and chances: fewer qualifications with more variablity, individual study paths and less regulations. All welcome. The need for our trainers to be even more on the foot, is understood, but the reality may be a bit different. How to guarantee the real-time coaching of all of our students in one week on the foot with the given resources? How to make a shift from trainer to coach, which is but a methodological change, also a change in operation culture. Where is our focus as trainers or coaches? On the students? Or on the employers? Continue reading

What Will Be – The View to Deck and Arena (#84/100)

by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK

Living on the edge – what you still cannot see

TAKK city centre campus has a new neighbour, which will not disappear for quite some time. This view here still shows blue sky, but in a while, it will host quite a complex and skyline, as ”TAMPERE’S NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD” will rise up to 100 meters and become an hyper-cyber-buzzling city island in the middle of good ol’ Tampere. This is a bit like living next to Blade Runner and looking for the unicorn in the city jungle. THIS also is VET.

Living on the edge.

Volleyball Team of TAKK, the Glue and the Clue (#83/100)

Champions of TAKK

by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK

TAKK trainer of construction, Mr Tuomo Roppola, has played volleyball for more than remarkable 40 years. He had the passion for volleyball already in his school years, but when he found a great community college team of rather experienced players of all ages, at 19 years, and when he also noticed he had skills good-enough for the competence level, he joined the team, – As novice, Tuomo adds. Learning from the others, learning to develop speed and master the techniques, made him a great team member for all his years in Oulu region. Continue reading