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International seminar

Combined with the Finnish National Skills
Competition Taitaja 2014
Wednesday, 9 April, 2014 at 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Lahti Fair and Sports Centre
Salpausselänkatu 7, Lahti, Finland

Workbased Learning as a Sustainable Practicein Vocational Education and Training

Venue

Lahti Sports and Fair Centre, Lahti Hall (E) basement
Salpausselänkatu 7, Lahti

Admission

Free

Organisers

Salpaus Further Education
Skills Finland
Centre for Internation Mobility CIMO
Finnish National Board of Education

Chair of the Seminar
Mr Mika Saarinen
Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training
Centre for International Mobility Cimo

Target Groups
National and International Networks of the Organisers
Skills Trainers, Experts, Team Leaders
International Guest of Taitaja2014 Competition
Erasmus+ National Agencies
Work Placement Providers in Finland and Abroad
Management and Staff of Education Providers

Further Information
http://www.taitaja2014.fi/en
http://www.lahdenmessut.fi/eng

Ms Ulla Pantsar
Adviser International Relations
Salpaus Further Education
Tel. +358 50 309 3216, ulla.pantsar@salpaus.fi

8.00-8.45
Registration and coffee

8.45-8.55
Welcome and opening of the seminar

Mr Hannu Heinonen
Vice-Principal
Salpaus Further Education  

8.55-9.15
Work based learning and professional skills in the European context
European Commission
DG Education and Culture and Sports
(Speaker to be confirmed)

9.15-9.35
Latest developments of Finnish VET towards a work based system

Mr Mika Tammilehto
Director General
Vocational Education and Training
Ministry of Education and Culture

9.35-9.55
National practices supporting cooperation between the world of work and VET
Ms. Sirkka-Liisa Kärki
Head of Unit 
Vocational Education and Training
Finnish National Board of Education

9.55-10.15
Break, coffee and refreshments
 

10.15-10.30
Skills competitions – Training for excellence and working life

Mr Simon Bartley
President
WorldSkills International

Ms Eija Alhojärvi
Executive Director
Skills Finland Ltd.

10.30-10-45
Work-based learning in top companies

Case Kemppi
Mr Anssi Rantasalo
Managing Director
Kemppi Oy
http://www.kemppi.fi

10.45-11.30
National perspectives and comments
VET-system in Singapore 
Mr Fu Qiang, Deputy Director
School of Business & Services -
ITE College Central, Singapore

Mr Fred Van Koot
Expert in Vocational Education and Training
Aequor, the Dutch Centre of Expertise for Vocational Education and
Training in the Agro-Food Sector, The Netherlands

11.30-11.45
Conclusions and closing of the seminar
Mr Mika Saarinen
Head of Unit
Vocational education and learning
Centre for International Mobility CIMO

12.15-13.15
Lunch served at Restaurant Kulinaaritalo Svinhufvudinkatu 6

13.30-15.00
Guided Tours Around the Competition Area 

 

Presentations

 

Further information
Ms Ulla Pantsar
Adviser International Relations
Salpaus Further Education
Tel. +358 50 309 3216
ulla.pantsar(at)salpaus.fi

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