202 Print Media Technology

Finalists

  • Emma Gröhn, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Karoliina Lähdemaa, Tampereen seudun ammattiopisto Tredu
  • Siri Markkula, Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia
  • Riikka Simpanen, Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia
  • Tarmo-Petteri Timosaari,
    Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia

International competitors

  • Thomas Besson (France)
  • Shrenik Jitendra Guale (India)
  • Sameer Mukund Prabune (India)
  • Jelizaveta Tšuvpilo (Estonia)

Competition task structure and central task module components

In all competition tasks, the competitor must follow work safety instructions and ergonomic practices as well as operate economically and in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Phones must be turned off during the competition. The competitors are not allowed to take the competition mate-rials outside the competition venue.

The performance order is randomized.

Module 1. Taping (two tasks), 20 p
Competition time for the task is 1 h + 1 h = 2 h

The competition task is to print, cut and finish the taping for a window and a vehicle.  The tasks include prepar-ing, editing, configuring printing settings, finishing the printouts and transferring them onto products.

Module 2. Digital printing (sheet printing), 30 p
3 tasks, the time for the tasks is 1 h + 1 h + 1 h = 3 h

The competition task is to print works with a digital printing machine according to models and instructions provid-ed. The tasks may include material editing, stripping and variable data. The module includes three different tasks, implemented with a digital printing machine. One task includes using the visiting card machine.

Module 3. Printing (large image printing), 20 p
Competition time for the task is 2 h

The competition task is to print, cut and finish various products such as ad decals and a roll-up banner.
The tasks include changing the roll material in the printer, configuring printing settings, finishing the printouts and construction.

Module 4. Textile printing, 5 p
Competition time for the task is 1 h

The competition task is to print a product such as a shirt or a bag using the screen printing method. The task may include editing the material, preparing a stencil, printing and finishing.

Module 5. Print finishing (sheet cutting), 5 p
Competition time for the task is 1 h

The competition task is to perform various finishing tasks with finishing machines. The tasks include trimming and cutting with a flatbed cutting plotter. The sheet cutter does not need to be programmed.

Module 6. Print finishing (thermal binding work), 5 p
Competition time for the task is 1 h

The competition task is to perform various finishing tasks with finishing machines. The tasks include producing the thermal bind books, carton cover books and hard cover books.

Module 7. Quality of printout and knowledge of materials, 5 p
Competition time for the task is 0,5 h

The task is to recognize the most common printing technical errors in the printout, recognise different types of printing materials and printout materials.

Module 8. Entrepreneurship, 5 p
Competition time for the task is 0,5 h

The competition task is to digitally calculate the material and printing cost for the printed work.

Module 9. Sustainable development and healthy and safety at work, 5 p

In all competition tasks, the competitor must observe the rules on safety at work, the principles of ergonomics, economy and sustainable development.

 

Task duration and allotted time

During the three-day competition, the competitors perform eight tasks. The competition time for one task is 1-2 hours. The total competition time is 11 hours.

During the first day, the competitors perform four tasks, of which one is a pause. During the second competition day, they perform three tasks and during the third day, the competitors perform two tasks.

 

Main assessment criteria

In assessment are observed work quality, right working methods and the competitor’s skills to work as a media service provider.

The compulsory themes of Taitaja competition are entrepreneurship, sustainable development, work healthy and work safety. These themes are considered in the assessment about 10%.

The assessment criteria for the tasks correlate with the skill level ”Excellent” of vocational basic qualification in media and visual expression, competence area in graphic communication.

 

Description of the assessment process

Every competition task is assessed by at least one judge.

All of the judges are highly experienced professionals.

The assessment is objective. The total number of scores is 100 points. The points for a competition task are 5-30 points. The scoring system is the CIS marking system, which has a maximum total score of 100 points per compe-tition.

 

Materials, equipment and work phases used and the competition area

It is allowed for the public to be around the competition site. Moreover, the public can explore other media field activities, arranged near the competition site. The competition site is divided in competition task sections, equipped with device and tools, needed in the task. Some materials, needed in the competition tasks, are availa-ble in the middle of the skill area.

The competitors are shown a place for having lunch and breaks.

 

What the competitor brings to the competition venue

The competitor must bring his/her own working clothes and personal protection equipment which needed.

 

A sample task and assessment as a whole

The tasks are largely different compared to previous Taitaja tasks. However, the previous final tasks can be examined at the Skills Finland website.

 

Judges

  • Klaus Sjöblom
  • Hannu Mäkinen
  • Timo Porkka
  • Jukka Tuokko
  • Veijo Laitila
  • Kimmo Koskinen
  • company judge, PunaMusta
  • company judge, PunaMusta

Taitaja Competition enables the develompent of competence and competence demonstration for the competitors. The judges of the skill categories will give feedback to the competitors during the competition and they will also evaluate the competition tasks. The presentations and ideas created during the competition are in the public domain and can be used by an individual or an enterprise. The presentations and ideas can be used as they are or further developed. The Taitaja2019 event is mainly publicly funded from the semifinals to the finals. The materials produced during the event are openly availabe without any usage fees.