Workplace Learning and Assessment (WLA) - Towards Future Working Life

Date :

2020-10-28 (Wednesday)

Time :

14:00 - 17:00

Venue :

Online - Microsoft Teams


3 hours

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Category :

Council Initiative

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About the Event :

During the workshop, the overview of the Finnish education system and Vocational Education and Training (VET), including  special needs VET will be introduced. The speakers will explore the operation of work-based learning in VET, the transition from school to work and share their experience on how they respond to this quickly changing working life.

The workshop covers the following content:  

  • Overview of the Finnish education system
  • Vocational Education and Training, VET in Finland, including special needs VET
  • Work based learning in VET
  • Transition from school to work
  • Quickly changing working life

Facilitator(s) :

Ms Marika Mäkinen, Development Coordinator,Vocational College Spesia, Finland

Ms Mari Kontturi, Manager of International Affairs, Luovi Vocational College, Finland 

Ms Ulla Nyrönen, Special Needs Teacher and International Coordinator,Vocational College Spesia, Finland (Chair)

The Finnish Experts are from Luovi Vocational College, Live Vocational College and Spesia Vocational College which operate as a consortium. The colleges all have a significant history in work-based vocational training ever since 1905. Altogether there are 4300 young and adult students in the colleges. The aim has always been to enable students to apply knowledge and skills in a practical way. Learning thus takes place in real-life situations and workplaces.

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture granted Luovi Vocational College The Quality Award of Vocational Education and Training in 2017. They achieved EFQM Recognised for Excellence 4 Star in 2014.   

They are experienced in  

  • educating people with special educational needs (SEN);  
  • work-based learning;
  • cooperation with work-life and labour officers; and  
  • supporting employment after the qualification.  

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of the workshop, participants would be able to: 

– describe some features of the Finnish education system and vocational education and training in Finland; and 

– gain insights in the operation of work-based learning in VPET, school-to-work transition and ways to respond to the change of working life.

Target Audience :

All VTC teaching staff 

Enquiry :

Ms FAN Hin Yi, Chantal
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1033

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