2011.06.21

We start our preparations for the international conference

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Objectives of the planned conference are connected with:

  • multiaspect comparison between the vocational education systems in Poland and Wielkopolska, and in Finland,
  • access to knowledge about one of the world’s best vocational education systems, which is the Finnish system,
  • access not only to publicly available knowledge, but also to hidden knowledge, i.e. about failures and problems in implementation processes of new solutions, system errors, etc.

CONFERENCE DATE AND PLACE

The conference is planned for October 17-18, 2011 in Poznan.

THEMATIC SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

During the conference the participants will learn about the overall conditions of the functioning of the vocational education system in Finland, functions and operating methods used by regional education federacies which comprise vocational schools, organisation and management of selected vocational schools, with particular attention to links these school have with the labour market, and management of selected faculties in these schools.

DETAILS OF THE THEMATIC SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

Among some of the specific issues which were the subject of lectures and presentations prepared by the Finnish party, it is worth to highlight the following:

  • Vocational school functioning in Finland,
  • Relations between vocational schools and businesses, adjusting vocational education to labour market needs,
  • information systems on labour market regarding: IT systems and implemented research,
  • modern vocational education organisation solutions in Finland, e.g. school financing systems, quality assurance systems,
  • student grading and certification systems,
  • programs for the unemployed,
  • in-service training, synergy between labour market needs and offers from businesses and educational institutions, vocational school image change.
  • Another important conference objective will be to familiarise conference participants with the development program “Wielkopolska Monitoring and Forecasting System” and its state of implementation.

PARTICIPANTS

We invite to the conference:

  • during the first day representatives of labour market institutions, local authorities and particularly those employees, who are responsible for business and educational activities, employers’ institutions,
  • and during the second day school headmasters and employees.

DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER 2011