Learning-by-Doing- Cooperation between schools     and industryScientix Conference 2011,Session 5: Science & Industry and ...
Outline• Background• Case example: Nokia Toijala Center    • School    • Internship    • Observed benefits2      Company C...
The age pyramid is no longer apyramid (at least not in Finland)Also in EU the population of 18 year olds to decrease by 22...
Interest in MST in declineDistribution of tertiary graduates by field of education (in %), EU27, 2000,2004 and 20084      ...
The education pipe is broken5   Company Confidential   © 2011 Nokia   Timo Sorsa                                          ...
Mismatch in demand and supplyYoung people’s interest in   MST (Mathematics,                                         Econom...
Case:Nokia Toijala Center 7   Company Confidential   © 2011 Nokia   Timo Sorsa
Case:Nokia Toijala CenterNokia Student Innovation Center  8   Company Confidential   © 2011 Nokia   Timo Sorsa
Collaboration• Deep collaboration between Päivölä School of Mathematics,  Valkeakoski Upper Secodary School and Nokia Corp...
Päivölä School ofMathematics• Boarding school for mathematically talented upper  secondary school students• The students d...
Internship• Studies are supported and deepened with internship at Nokia• The trainees work at Nokia 12 h/week during the s...
Cornerstones that Toijala Centeractivities are build on                                                 INTERACTION       ...
Win – win – win                                                        Students          Company                          ...
Win – win – win                                                    • Unique work experience                               ...
Win – win – win• Fresh thinking• Opportunity to identify                                   Students  talent• Project resul...
Win – win – win                                                    • One piece in building                                ...
THANK YOU!     timo.sorsa@nokia.com17    Company Confidential   © 2011 Nokia   Timo Sorsa
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Timo Sorsa (Nokia Toijala Center, Finland): Learning by Doing - collaboration between schools and industry.

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

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  1. 1. Learning-by-Doing- Cooperation between schools and industryScientix Conference 2011,Session 5: Science & Industry and SchoolsBrussels8.5.2011Timo Sorsa,Head of Toijala Center,Nokia Corporation1 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  2. 2. Outline• Background• Case example: Nokia Toijala Center • School • Internship • Observed benefits2 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  3. 3. The age pyramid is no longer apyramid (at least not in Finland)Also in EU the population of 18 year olds to decrease by 22 % from 1993 to 20203 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa Source: Statistics Finland
  4. 4. Interest in MST in declineDistribution of tertiary graduates by field of education (in %), EU27, 2000,2004 and 20084 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  5. 5. The education pipe is broken5 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa Source: Statistics Finland
  6. 6. Mismatch in demand and supplyYoung people’s interest in MST (Mathematics, Economic growth in science and technology) society is increasingly in decline dependent on high technology industries Number of young people declining altogether Science and technology are in a leading role inStudents not graduating in facing the climate change timely manner6 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  7. 7. Case:Nokia Toijala Center 7 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  8. 8. Case:Nokia Toijala CenterNokia Student Innovation Center 8 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  9. 9. Collaboration• Deep collaboration between Päivölä School of Mathematics, Valkeakoski Upper Secodary School and Nokia Corporation• Joint activity founded in 1997• The students study upper secondary school curriculum and do internship at Nokia in parallel• About 40 students• Students selected based on their mathematical and science ability9 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  10. 10. Päivölä School ofMathematics• Boarding school for mathematically talented upper secondary school students• The students do their upper secondary school studies in 2 years (instead of the usual 3 years)• High emphasis on supporting students’ individually and allowing them to progress on their own level and speed • E.g. Possibility to do university courses in mathematics and computer science10 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  11. 11. Internship• Studies are supported and deepened with internship at Nokia• The trainees work at Nokia 12 h/week during the semesters • About half of the students work full time during the summer• Small scale, real world R&D (research and development) projects• Projects are directed by company needs • Students get to influence a lot on what topics they work on• Project leaders (2-3) provide detailed technical and operational guidance and support in projects• Guidance from subject matter experts in other Nokia units• Internship is integrated into students’ schedule • Clear control over work-study balance11 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  12. 12. Cornerstones that Toijala Centeractivities are build on INTERACTION ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY FREEDOM12 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  13. 13. Win – win – win Students Company Society13 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  14. 14. Win – win – win • Unique work experience • Learning-by-doing • Insight into working life to help to make the decisions about the future Students • Networking • Explore one’s talent and passion • Learning to take initiative Company Society14 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  15. 15. Win – win – win• Fresh thinking• Opportunity to identify Students talent• Project results (prototypes, IPR, publications, etc.)• Get a feel for the young generation• Giving back to the society Company Society 15 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  16. 16. Win – win – win • One piece in building better match between education and industry needs • Showcasing alternative Students approaches for arranging education • Smoothening the transition gap from studies to working life • Topical technology education • Corporate involvement in financing education Company Society16 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
  17. 17. THANK YOU! timo.sorsa@nokia.com17 Company Confidential © 2011 Nokia Timo Sorsa
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