Get Yourself Connected (#58/100)

by Ulla Virtanen, TAKK

Good cake

On this especially rainy day in Tampere and as the children get back to nurseries and the wild outdoors, it is the great time to make sand cakes, or better: mud cakes. You know how sand needs a decent amount of water to make a good cake, well, these are the golden days for children (the laundry…). Finnish children have a short rhyme ”Älä tule paha kakku, tule hyvä kakku” – ”Please, become a good cake, do not become a bad cake”.

Speaking of cakes, you know how all we have our favourite recipes? And how we know that with those recipes, we will succeed. But the recipe needs the right ingredients… The recipe of successful worklife is the mixture of great connections and the most fitted organisations to your needs. You mix them, you stir, and puff! There’s the cake.

This is my international education cake mix.  Have a good weekend!

steady amount of http://minedu.fi/en/vocational-education-and-training

a great mix of http://www.cimo.fi/

a whole lot of https://www.marketopportunities.fi/

knowledge of http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/anniversary_en

and a handful of https://finvet.fi/fi/

Stir, smooth and enjoy!

Sino-Finnish Implementation – pls join! (#47/100)

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

Education Cafés as Channels to Professions (#19/100)

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

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.

TAKK in Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo 2017 (#14/100)

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*.

TAKK Nirva Campus

TAKK Nirva Campus, the home of TAKK Environmental Know-How

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.

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One Hundred Blog Stories of TAKK in 2017 (#1/100)

Finland has started a special year, 2017. The independent Republic of Finland celebrates 100 years of sovereignty in December, but the nation of Finland runs far further back. Being a small but sturdy nation in the European North means the connections to the world outside are of fairly recent achievement for the masses – excluding the clerics, artists, traders and random travellers. Mobiles and Internet in the 1990’s, wireless networks and 4G’s for the 2nd Millenium users – all of these have brought the world to the Finns and vice versa, Finland to the global society. Continue reading