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1 Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region
Sirje Hassinen

2 FINLAND AND OMNIA Omnia locates in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Kauniainen (capital region of Finland) Area 338 419,31 km² 1160 km from south to north 540 km from west to east Haltitunturi 1 324 m 5,3 mill. inhabitant Lakes 187 888 Omnia is one of biggest organisers of vocational education and trainging

3 Omnia Vocational College Omnia Adult Education Centre Omnia Apprenticeship Training Centre Omnia Youth Workshops 4 500 students 1 500 students 1 800 students 150 students Internal services Administrative, development-, guidance-, facility services, support services for teaching

4 EDUCATION IN OMNIA Omnia Vocational College offers vocational training to young people (after comprehensive school or general upper secondary education, students over 16 years old). Omnia Adult Education Centre offers vocational training to adults (from 18 until 60 years old) who have completed comprehensive school and who have some work experience. Apprenticeship Training Centre offers vocational education organized at a workplace in connection with practical work assignments (80 %) and supplemented with theoretical studies (20 %). Apprenticeship training is organized both in the form of vocational secondary education and vocational further education for both young people and adults. Omnia Youth Workshops offer support and training to 17 – 24 years young people who are unemployed or without study place.

The number of staff in Omnia is 650 Total number of students is almost 7500 The students come mainly from the nearby municipalities: Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Kauniainen Omnia training sectors Culture Natural sciences Tourism, catering and domestic services Social services, health and sport Technology and transport Social sciences, business economics and administration THREE LEVELS OF QUALIFICATIONS


7 Internal services INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES International office:
Head of international activities 5 international coordinators 2 assistances of international relationship 2 financial assistances of international relationship In every department: One teacher who is responsible in international relationship (link between international office and department

8 International Activities
PROJECTS Omnia is active in projects funded by the National Board of Education and the European Union project like Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates/ Comenius, Nordplus, Grundvig and Interreg All our projects are carried out in national and international partner networks Mobility projects: on-the-job learning, EU countries, Mexico, China, Japan, Namibia         a) for students  b) for personnel Pilot projects: Co-ordinator Leonardo da Vinci: Ready-Study-Go Ahead 2009 – 2011 (2. step) EVOC (ECVET-process in child care sector) Interreg: HETA-ECVET Development of Vocational Qualifications Examinations and Opportunities for Taking the Examinations in the Tallinn and Helsinki Area Partner VOCAL (2008 – 2010), KOMPASS 2008 – 2010, TOOL TIPLS 2009 – 2011 (10) Skills competitions 2. Networks: Russian network, Doors open to Asia, Finnish home, Help Hanako, FinMex, India-network, FinEcvet 3. INTERNATIONAL GROUPS/VISITS

9 My projects: HETA-ECVET (INTERREG IVA Central Baltic, 2009 – 2012, budjet ,00 €), project manager + vocabulary TRAIN, LdV TOI 2008 – 2010, coordinator of Omnia, teacher of social and health care/Apprenticeship training TOOL-TILPS, LdV TOI 2009 – 2011, coordinator of Omnia/language teacher COCOMPEUR, LdV Partnership 2009 – 2011, coordinator of Omnia ONNI, LdV IVT, 2008 – 2010 (30 students), project manager Omnia-ECVET (FINECVET), FNBE, 2009 – 2012, coordinator of spa-field Russian network for VET, FNBE, 2009 – 2010, coordinator of Omnia Doors open to Asian, FNBE, 2009 – 2010, coordinator of Japan

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