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Kuva: Skills Finland / Tiina Salminen

Coordinators

  Petra Karvonen
  Keudan ammattiopisto
  petra.karvonen(at)keuda.fi
  puh. 050 415 0875

 

 

 

  Teija Tengvall
  Keudan ammattiopisto
  teija.tengvall(at)keuda.fi
  puh. 050 386 0900

 

 

Finalists

Veera Simolin / Ammattiopisto Livia
Anniliisi Mäkinen / Ammattiopisto Livia
Lila Hagman / Keudan ammattiopisto
Anna Kupsala / Oulun seudun ammattiopisto
Hilla Parkkonen / Savon ammatti- ja aikuisopisto
Eveliina Rantanen / Jämsän ammattiopisto
Essi Altti / Jämsän ammattiopisto

The Guest Competitors

Claire Lefebvre / Région Nord-Pas de Calais / France

Competition tasks at the finals and time allotted to perform them

Competition tasks

On the first two competition days the competitors will set their own work pace within the working time range bearing in mind that the tasks have to be carried out in the given order during the allotted time. On the third competition day accurate times for starting and finishing tasks 7 and 8 will be given. Task 2 differs from the previous ones because it contains a preorder. Consequently, a more detailed structure of its assessment is described in advance under the heading Areas of Assessment. Note that tasks 5 and 6 are parts that make up a floral arrangement entity. A customer orders them for the same occasion and they will be displayed in the same interior. Task 8 differs from the previous ones. Customer service will be carried out at a sales outlet on the competition site. The competitors will be divided into two teams and they are going to co-operate at customer service.

Competition Day 1 (three tasks accomplished within 6.5 hrs)

Task 1: Processing materials for sale, material care and maintaining display 8 pts.

  • the display to be maintained is going to be constructed in task 3
  • the assessment of task 1 will be concluded on Wednesday together with task 6

Task 2: Producing and pricing a product line of potted plants 10 pts.

  • Produce a line consisting of three potted spring flower products for the season sales and price each product separately on the given pricing form.
  • NOTE! The competitor places an order for the plants and the pots chosen for the task in advance according to separate instructions
    - preorder per e-mail in February
    - placing an order will be not assessed
  • the products are going to be sold in task 8 on the third competition day

Task 3: Displaying cut flowers and lettering a price list 15 pts.

Competition day 2 (four tasks accomplished within 6 hrs)

Task 1 continues with taking care of the materials and maintaining the display to the end of the day.

Task 4: Bouquet, pricing and packaging 16 pts.

  • theme: Unicef

Task 5: Customised order: floral arrangement for a buffet table 16 pts.

Task 6: Customized order: floral arrangement for a seated table 14pts.

Competition Day 3 (1.5hrs + 0.5h/team)

Task 7: Surprise task 13 pts.

Task 8: Customer service 8 pts.

Assessment

The competition tasks are modular which means that they will be assessed separately and the results will be announced at the end of each competition day. The total points of the competition tasks is 100 pts.

Areas of assessment

The areas of assessment and the main assessment criteria are based on the targets of the assessment and assessment criteria included in the Vocational Qualification in Horticulture, Study Programme in Floristry and Horticultural Business, Vocational Modules of Serving customers, Shop work in floristry and horticultural business and Making floral arrangement entities as follows:

Mastering the work process

  • is able to plan the work and act responsibly at customer service and shop work at a florist´s shop
  • plans and makes floral arrangements and floral arrangement entities in a prompt, customer-oriented and independent way
  • acts in a sustainable way at a florist´s shop and when making floral arrangement entities

Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials

  • Expresses himself clearly
  • Advises customers in the use and care of plants
  • Serves in a customer-oriented and active manner, sells the product required by the customer and accepts payment in the most common forms of payment
  • Ensures the care of living materials and the cleanliness of the facilities, sorts waste and avoid wastage
  • Receives, inspects and processes goods deliveries and informs of errors
  • Independently manages and develops the shop´s product range and keeps the sales outlet pleasant, attractive and in order
  • Independently selects appropriate materials for floral arrangements avoiding wastage
  • Makes different floral arrangements and floral arrangement entities.promptly
  • Writes card texts related to floral arrangements both by hand and on the computer
  • Packs floral arrangements according to the (weather) conditions in gift wrapping or in special packaging

Underpinning knowledge

  • Identifies even plants that are less common in floristry
  • Finds out about plant care requirements and applies knowledge on plant biology in practical work
  • Chooses the appropriate work methods and techniques for floral arrangements
  • Calculates value-added tax and the price of the floral arrangement including VAT according to the given pricing instructions
  • Applies theories of composition and colour in floral arrangements, customer service and shop work in a diverse and creative way
  • Chooses the appropriate work methods for floral arrangements considering the financial and ecological consequences

Key competences for life-long learning

  • Applies previously learned knowledge to a problem appearing in a new situation
  • Discusses, listens to and considers the opinions of colleagues in decision-making and understands the importance of interaction and cooperation at work
  • Bases their work on openness, honesty and responsibility
  • Is aware of product liability in the field and acts according to ethically sustainable principles
  • Anticipates potential hazards, works ergonomically and safely
  • Keeps the surroundings tidy

Task 1: Processing materials for sale, material care and maintaining display 8 p.

  • Mastering the work process 3p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 2p
  • Underpinning knowledge 2p
  • Key competences for life-long learning 1p

Task 2: Producing and pricing a product line of potted plants 10 p.

  • Mastering the work process 2p
    - carrying out serial production, avoiding wastage, considering the theme
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 2p
    - selection of materials, mastering the technique
  • Underpinning knowledge 5p
    - suitability of the technique, mastering the theories of composition and colour, pricing
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 1p
    - originality if the idea, tidiness of the working environment

Task 3: Displaying cut flowers and lettering a price list 15 p.

  • Mastering the work process 2p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 5p
  • Underpinning knowledge 6p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 2p

Task 4: UNICEF Bouquet, pricing and packaging 16 p.

  • Mastering the work process 1p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 6p
  • Underpinning knowledge 5p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 4p

Task 5: Work order, floral arrangement for a buffet table 16 p.

  • Mastering the work process 5p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 4p
  • Underpinning knowledge 5p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 2p

Task 6: Work order, table decoration for a seated table 14p.

  • Mastering the work process 6p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 3p
  • Underpinning knowledge 4p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 1p

Task 7: Surprise task 13 p.

  • Mastering the work process 1p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 5p
  • Underpinning knowledge 3p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 4p

Task 8: Customer service 8 p.

  • Mastering the work process 1p
  • Mastering the work methods, equipment and materials 5p
  • Underpinning knowledge 1p
  • Key competences for lifelong learning 1p

Description of carrying out the assessment

The assessment is subjective.

Work stations at the competition site

Each competitor works, makes floral arrangements and a display at their own work station at the competition site. There is a power socket, desk, work chair and worktops for the display. Customers are served at a separate sales outlet at the competition site. During task 3 each competitor has a laptop available and the possibility to print out material.

Equipment available at the competition site

Commonly used equipment in floristry is also used at the competition.

Raw materials available at the competition site

The materials include fresh plant material and accessories. The competitor pre-orders the materials for task 2 according to separate instructions.

Materials and equipment the competitors must bring along

personal work outfit and footwear, notepad & pencil, memory stick, calculator. In addition, the competitor may bring (at most) one tool box containing a selection of tools for making floral arrangements.    

Schedule

Mon 7 April 2014

9.00 – 12.30 Accreditation and getting familiar with the competition site
13.00 – 15.00 Taitaja2014 Opening Ceremony
15.00 – 17.00 Info meeting for competitors and trainers at the competition site

Tue 8 April 2014

9.00-9.30 Assignment of competition tasks and instructions for competitors and trainers
9.30-11.40 Competition time (2h 10min)
11.40-12.40 Lunch 
12.40-14.00 Competition time (1h 20min)
14.00-14.30 Break 
14.30-16.00 Competition time (1h 30min)

Wed 9 April 2014

8.45-9.00 Assignment of competition tasks and instructions
9.00-11.40 Competition time (2h 40min)
11.40-12.40 Lunch
12.40-14.00 Competition time (1h 20min)
14.00-14.30 Break
14.30-16.30 Competition time (2h)

Thu 10 April 2014

8.45-9.00 Assignment of competition tasks and instructions
9.00-11.00 Surprise task (2h)
11.00-11.20 Break
11.20-11.30 Getting familiar with the customer service point
11.30-12.00 Group 1: Customer Service  (group 2 not present)
12.00-12.30 Group 2: Customer Service
12.30-13.00 Tidying up
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00- Feedback
15.00- Award Ceremony  
16.00 – 17.00 The medalists gather for the distribution of the medals
17.00- Taitaja2014 Closing Ceremony 

Judges

Leila Alamiekkaoja pt / Keudan aikuisopisto
Tuija Saarela / Pitkäsen kukkakauppa
Kirsi Vesalainen / Ammattiopisto Livia
Hanna Tervo

Steering group

Aaltonen Marika / Ammattiopisto Livia
Alamiekkaoja Leila / Keudan aikuisopisto (Head judge)
Jämsén Helena / Pohjois-Karjalan aikuisopisto
Karvonen Petra / Keudan ammattiopisto
Saarela Tuija / Pitkäsen kukkakauppa
Tengvall Teija / Keudan ammattiopisto
Vesalainen Kirsi / Ammattiopisto Livia

Partners

Keudan aikuisopisto
Ammattiopisto Livia
Pitkäsen kukkakauppa

Yhteistyössä

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Interlora-nettiin

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Pekosten-Kukka-nettiin

Puutarha et kauppa nettiin

Suomen-Kukkatarvike-nettiin

Keuda ammattiopisto

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