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AVE-project from the Imatra point of view. Border town in the Eastern Finland 28 000 inhabitants Biggest employers Imatra City, Ovako Steel, Stora Enso.

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1 AVE-project from the Imatra point of view

2 Border town in the Eastern Finland inhabitants Biggest employers Imatra City, Ovako Steel, Stora Enso Imatra rapids as the oldest travel destination in Finland – Catherine the great visited Imatra in 1772

3 Why Imatra has been part of this project? Problem: people moving away from Imatra as there are not so many new jobs available. – Students moving away to study in a university What to do to stop this trend? → New jobs has to be created within new industries, such as travel industry and tourism Saimaa university in Imatra offers degree studies in Tourism and hospitality – co-operation between Imatra city, Imatran yhteiskoulu and Saimaa university within the field of tourism – Students of Imatra yhteislukio have a chance to study tourism and hospitality in Saimaa University and get to know more about the job opportunities within the tourism field

4 What have we done? Imatran yhteislukio students have attended various courses at Saimaa University Workshops together with Narva-Joesuu students in Narva, Narva-Joesuu and Imatra Study trip to Turkey

5 What have we gained from this project? We now have Travel and tourism course in Imatran yhteislukio – Every year new students will be chosen to study on the course – Co-operation with Saimaa University continues Students have been very positive about the course and have gained valuable knowledge of studying tourism and working on that field


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