Towards vocational excellence and global competence #happypro

Pori, Finland, 17 May 2022

Could VET and vocational excellence be an integrative part of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development, innovation, and smart specialisation strategies? How is VET part of research, education, and innovation, working closely with other education and training sectors, the scientific community, and business? How is global competence developed and boosted?

Venue: Seminar room, 2nd floor, Pori Isomäki Areena

Moderator: Sari Turunen-Zwinger. Head of Unit Finnish Erasmus+ Agency, internationalisation Services for VET, Finnish National Agency for Education

Before the seminar we offer possibility to participate to Guided Tours in the Competition Site. There is also possibility to have lunch at the Competition Site.

The seminar is free of charge and no registration is needed for participation on site.

Virtual participation.

Seminar program

13.00Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar
Opening Remarks

Marja Vartiainen, President, Skills Finland
Lasse Schultz, CEO, WinNova
13.15WorldSkills Occupation Standards Development Centre in action
Katri Pokkinen, Project Director, WSOS Development Centre
13.25COVEs – reference points for vocational excellence! Panel discussion.
Adrijana Hodak, Head of the Intercompany Center and Manager of the Solski Center Nova Gorica
Matti Isokallio, Director of the Educational Federation, Sataedu. 
Katarina Sandbacka, Head of International Affairs, VAMIA
Manfred Polzin, Senior Advisor International Affairs,  MBO Raad
Discussion moderator:
Hannele Nevalampi, Programme Manager, Finnish National Agency for Education
14.25Short break, refreshments 
14.45Multidisciplinary research projects producing new tools for care
Anja Poberznik, Researcher, Faculty of Technology, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Krista Toivonen, Lecturer in Social and Health Care, Sataedu
15.10Learning experiences with welfare technology applications in TESTBED-environment 
Virpi Hopeakangas, Lecturer in Welfare, WinNova
Taru Heinikangas, Welfare technology company representative, Metsäkoto Oy
15.30From Pori to the World
Mr Peter Vesterbacka, entrepreneur, Finest Future 
16.00Closing of the Seminar
Hanna Autere, Councellor of Education, Vocational Education and Training, EDUFI

Seminar partners

Tapahtuman pääyhteistyökumppanit

  • Skills Finlandin logo, linkki Skills Finlandin verkkosivuille.