Back to the future – VET answering to the skills needs – Taitaja2019 International Seminar

Time: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 9.00 – 12.30
Place: Joensuun Tiedepuisto, Länsikatu 15, Joensuu, Louhela-sali
Moderator: Mika Saarinen, Head of Unit, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education

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  • 9.00 Welcome to North Carelia and Riveria
    Esa Karvinen, Principal, Riveria
  • Introduction to seminar
    Mika Saarinen, Head of Unit, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education
  • Opening remarks by video greeting
    Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education
  • The end of eternity – shaping the future of VET
    Loukas Zahilas, Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions,
    CEDEFOP European Centre for Development of Vocational Education and Training
  • The new Finnish VET – key elements
    Hanna Autere, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education
  • The new Finnish VET – experiences of the first year
    • Principal Esa Karvinen, Riveria
    • Project Manager Sami Ahonen, Gradia, Parasta osaamista -hanke
    • Factory Manager Janne Haapasalo, John Deere Forestry Oy
    • Hanna Autere, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education
  • 11.00 Break
  • 11.15 Developing future competencies in Europe
    • Loukas Zahilas, Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions,
    CEDEFOP European Centre for Development of Vocational Education and Training
    • Seija Rasku, President of Skills Finland, Counsellor of Education, Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Culture
    • Jos de Goey, CEO, WorldSkills Netherlands
  • Direction of the Skills competitions in the future
    • Jos de Goey, Vice President of Strategic Affairs, WorldSkills International
    • Eija Alhojärvi, Executive Director, SkillsFinland
    • Heidi Mantsinen, Silver medalist, Beauty Therapy, WSC2011
  • 12.15 Closing remarks
    Seija Rasku, President of Skills Finland, Counsellor of Education, Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • 12.30 Seminar ends