Presentation on theme: "Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region"— Presentation transcript:
1 Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region Sirje Hassinen
2 FINLAND AND OMNIAOmnia locates in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Kauniainen (capital region of Finland)Area 338 419,31 km²1160 km from south to north540 km from west to eastHaltitunturi 1 324 m5,3 mill. inhabitantLakes 187 888Omnia is one of biggest organisers of vocational education and trainging
4 EDUCATION IN OMNIAOmnia 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.
5 THREE LEVELS OF QUALIFICATIONS The number of staff in Omnia is 650Total number of students is almost 7500The students come mainly from the nearby municipalities:Espoo, Kirkkonummi and KauniainenOmnia training sectorsCultureNatural sciencesTourism, catering and domestic servicesSocial services, health and sportTechnology and transportSocial sciences, business economics and administrationTHREE LEVELS OF QUALIFICATIONS
7 Internal services INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES International office: Head of international activities5 international coordinators2 assistances of international relationship2 financial assistances of international relationshipIn every department:One teacher who is responsible in internationalrelationship (link between international office anddepartment
8 International Activities PROJECTSOmnia is active in projects funded by the National Board of Education and the EuropeanUnion project like Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates/ Comenius, Nordplus, Grundvig and InterregAll our projects are carried out in national and international partner networksMobility projects: on-the-job learning, EU countries, Mexico, China, Japan, Namibia a) for students b) for personnelPilot 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 competitions2. Networks:Russian network, Doors open to Asia, Finnish home, Help Hanako, FinMex, India-network, FinEcvet3. INTERNATIONAL GROUPS/VISITS
9 My projects:HETA-ECVET (INTERREG IVA Central Baltic, 2009 – 2012, budjet ,00 €), project manager + vocabularyTRAIN, LdV TOI 2008 – 2010, coordinator of Omnia, teacher of social and health care/Apprenticeship trainingTOOL-TILPS, LdV TOI 2009 – 2011, coordinator of Omnia/language teacherCOCOMPEUR, LdV Partnership 2009 – 2011, coordinator of OmniaONNI, LdV IVT, 2008 – 2010 (30 students), project managerOmnia-ECVET (FINECVET), FNBE, 2009 – 2012, coordinator of spa-fieldRussian network for VET, FNBE, 2009 – 2010, coordinator of OmniaDoors open to Asian, FNBE, 2009 – 2010, coordinator of Japan