A push to automate is changing the way humans and machines work together. The number of industrial robots installed in factories reached about 3 million units worldwide in 2020 – more than doubling in ten years. The IFR has researched how robotics training shapes current and future workforce education, enhancing skills development for employees.

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Young people feel that they do not get enough support for learning how to use digital services. Being a digital native does not guarantee the ability to act in a digital world; instead, skills must be actively taught to young people. This is reflected in the survey published by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency on 30 August 2021 titled 'The Digital Support for Young People'. The publication of the survey will launch the Digital Support Week, which focuses on the development of everyday digital skills from 30 August to 3 September 2021.

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Higher education in social and health care produce wide-ranging competence that corresponds to the needs of working life. The education provision of degree programmes and continuous learning offered in the field is extensive and varied. However, the Finnish social services and health care sector is currently undergoing major changes that will require education to become more working life and customer-oriented while also taking current societal phenomena into consideration.

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When young people in Finland finish their compulsory education at around age 15, they find themselves at crossroads: they either follow the path leading to vocational education and training (VET) or take the road allowing them to enrol in academic upper-secondary education. In either case, their educational future develops quite predictably. About 80 percent of academic education students complete their studies in the traditional three years period.

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Arcada supports integration in Swedish – becomes the first Swedish-language SIMHE educational institution in Finland 

Arcada is the first Swedish-language SIMHE higher education institution in Finland. The UAS will support highly educated immigrants in getting their previous degrees and competencies validated, and will also be able to guide them to further studies or working life. 

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Starting today, Helsinki Education Week will be held virtually as a series of more than a hundred online events from 2 to 6 November. The overall event programme is intended for teachers and other professionals, students and anyone interested in learning and developments in the field of education.

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ESH activity coordinator Josette Wolters outside the school on Helsinki's Bulevardi (Image: ESH)

 

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has left no part of society untouched, with education being no exception. With schools across the country remaining closed, teachers are having to come up with creative ways to engage their students.

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This week, all 24 Finnish universities of applied sciences start to extensively apply online and distance learning practices to minimise the chances of corona infection. At the same time, the universities’ personnel start to carry out their duties mainly remotely. The purpose is to ensure the continuity of higher education as the epidemic expands. The changes concern all of Finland’s 145,000 university of applied sciences students.

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