Seminar in Vasa, Finland 10.5–11.5.2016
Seminar 10.5–11.5.2016, optional progammes 12.5–13.5.2016
Keynote speakers from Wärtsilä Finland Oy, The Regional Business Federation of Coastal Ostrobothnia, Caremalta Limited and Wellant College.
Matching skills and jobs requires a clear link between work life and Vocational Education and Training. Education is undergoing constant changes under the effects of the ongoing internationalisation. The future challenges for VET educator and employers are often associated with increased demand for international skills in the labour market. What are the principal dilemmas faced by VET educators in providing quality education that meets the labour market needs?
Attend the seminar Linking skills – Labour market and VET education 10.5–11.5.2016 in Vaasa, Finland. The seminar includes a visit to the Finnish National Skills Competitions in Seinäjoki. Take the opportunity to combine the event with organised Study Visits 12.5.2016 and Cultural visits 13.5.2016.
Study visits 12.5.2016: Social- and Health care, Energy Industry, Construction Sector and Vocational Education and Training (EQF 4-6)
Cultural visits 13.5.2016: Stundars open-air museum & a unique meteorite crater centre or Kvarken Archipelago, the only Finnish natural heritage on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Day 1-4: 10.5–13.5 Price 480 euro
(incl. seminar, Finnish National Skills competitions, Study Visits and Cultural visits)
Day 1-3: 10.5–12.5 Price 390 euro
(incl. seminar, Finnish National Skills competitions and Study Visits)
Day 1-2: 10.5–11.5 Price 300 euro
(incl. seminar and Finnish National Skills competitions)
The number of seminar participants is limited to 150 people based on venue and programs.
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DAY 1: Tuesday 10.5.2016
8.30 - 9:00 Registration and Coffee
9.00 - 9:15 Welcoming words, The Federation of Swedish Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture
9.15 - 9:30 Seminar Introduction, Ms Susanna Vestling, International Coordinator and National ECVET Expert, YA - Vocational College of Ostrobothnia
9.30 - 10.00 Global Industry - impact on work life - impacts on education and further training, Wärtsilä Finland Oy
10.00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.15 Small and Medium sized Enterprises in the region, The Regional Business Federation of Coastal Ostrobothnia
11.15 - 12.00 Guided Campus Tour. Presentation of YA as a Vocational and Education Training provider
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 10:30 Internships and cross-cultural work force/staff, CareMalta Limited (Malta)
13:30-14:15 Workshop session A
- Internships for students
- Teachers' work placement period
- Workplace supervisors/tutors
- Qualification Committee (assessment and recognition in adult training)
14:15 - 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 - 15:15 Experiences from European internships and importance of internationalisation for VET educators, Wellant College (The Netherlands).
15.15 - 16:00 Workshop session B
- ECVET implementation experiences/Mobile learners
- A more attractive Vocational Education and Training
- Educational Export (e-Learning, consulting, Qualifications)eLearning
16.00 - 16:15 Conclusions, Principal, YA - Vocational College of Ostrobothnia
16.15 Information & Instructions for 11-13.5.2016
DAY 2: Wednesday 11.5.2016
8:30-16:00 Visit to the Finnish National Skills Competitions in Seinäjoki.
DAY 3: Thursday 12.5.2016
8:30-16:00 Study visits
A. Social- and Health care
B. Energy Industry
C. Construction Sector
D. Vocational Education and Training (EQF 4-6)
Day 4: Friday 13.5.2016
8:30 - 13:15 Cultural visits
A. Stundars open-air museum & a unique meteorite crater centre
B. Kvarken Archipelago, the only Finnish natural heritage on UNESCO's World Heritage List.