Reforms and Developments in Finnish Adult Education Policy - A Decade of Continuous Reform
Reforms and Developments inFinnish Adult Education Policy A Decade of Continuous Reform22.10.2012 Paris Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 1 Education and Culture Finland
NOSTE – ”Lifting-Up” 2003-2007Det Finska “Kunskapslyftet” Action programme for raising the competences of low-skilled labour force Targeted for 30–59 years without qualifications Tailored training for VET qualifications and for ICT Outreach, guidance, information and support services Increased local and regional co-operation22.10.2012 Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 2 Education and Culture Finland
Background:OECD Review & Nordic SIALS 2001+ High participation rate,especially for qualified work force+ Wide network of providers,teacher training, resources+ Close relations with workinglife, competence-basedqualifications, flexibility- Low participation those over 40and without qualifications- Low motivation and littleincentives for non-participants22.10.2012 Paris Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 3 Education and Culture Finland
Government 2003From Vision to Strategy Parliamentary Committee A programme with 42 proposals Government commitment Adult Education as entity Better governance Involving all stakeholders Evidence-based policy Active measures Continuous updating of skills of the whole labour force NOSTE programme Increased provision and increased public funding22.10.2012 Paris Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 4 Education and Culture Finland
Government 2007: Overall reform ofprofessionally oriented adulteducationBetter response to thelabour market demand Learning at the workplace Apprenticeships in Higher Education … in Employment Training Access to all education for the unemployed Training of migrants Guidance and counselling services Improved study grants and benefits22.10.2012 Paris Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 5 Education and Culture Finland
Government 2011The most competent nation in the world by 2020 Adult education on an equal basis to all adults Improved access for those without qualifications, SME entrepreneurs, and other under-represented A social guarantee for young people (a job, on-the-job training, a study place, workshop or rehabilitation) Labour market and apprenticeship training for young people Investigation on personal training accounts22.10.2012 Paris Reijo Aholainen Ministry of 6 Education and Culture Finland
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