WinNova West Coast Education LtdWinNova• offers training tailored to the needs of the local commercialand industrial life• provides a wide-ranging supply of education• operates at a high level of qualityPori and Rauma Colleges, Pori Adult EducationCentre and Innova merged into West CoastEducation Ltd WinNova 1 Jan 2010.WinNova by numbers• turnerover 60 M€• 6000 students• approx. 700 members of staff19.4.20133WinNova1.1.2010PoriCollegeRaumaCollegePori AdultEducationCentreInnova
Education Sites of WinNova19.4.20134• 30 units in 4 locations (Rauma, Pori, Laitilaand Ulvila)
Fields of Study19.4.20138• Aircraft Maintenance• Architecture and Construction• Automotive & Transport Engineering• Beauty Care• Business and Commerce• Cleaning Services• Computing and Software• Domestic and Consumer Services• Earthwork• Electrical & Automation Engineering• Food Sciences & Industry andBiotechnology• Forestry• Graphics and CommunicationsTechnology• Guidance and Orientation Training• Health Care and Social Services• Hotel and Catering• Immigrant Training• Information and Telecommunications Technology• Language Training• Maritime• Mechanical, Metal and Energy Technology• Music• Nature and Environment• Process, Chemical and Materials Engineering• Security• Textiles and Clothing Technology• Theatre, Set Construction• Tourism
The Board of WinNova19.4.201310• The Chairman of the Administrative Board: Ms. Elina Junnila• Executive Board:• Chairperson: Mr. Esa J. Anttila• Representatives from:• City of Pori• City of Rauma• City of Laitila• Pori Adult Education Institution• Employee Groups• Chamber of Commerce• Managing Director Mr. Lasse Schultz
WinNova Management19.4.201311• Managing Director Mr Lasse Schultz• Principal/adult Mr Juha Koivusalo• Principal/youth Mr Juha Vasama• Personnel Manager Ms Elisa Vahteristo (from 1st of June)• Financial Manager Ms Minna Kangas• Development Manager/projects Ms Taina Kivioja• Property Manager Mr Jukka Salminen• Communications Manager Ms Diana Bergroth-Lampinen
Pre-Primary and Basic Education• Is mainly funded by Finnish government through municipal authorities,only 3 % are private schools• Pre-school education normally starts at the age of 6 in kindergarten• Formal education starts at age of 7 and primary school takes 6 years• Lower secondary school takes 3+1 years• Attendance to school is compulsory between the ages of 7 and 16• There is national core curriculum, but local variations can be made• After compulsory education, student is eligible to apply to general uppersecondary education or to vocational upper secondary education andtraining or may enter the labor market• School year starts in mid-August and lasts until beginning of June (about190 days)• Finnish 15-year old school children were ranked number 1. in PISA studies2000, 2003 and 2006.19.4.2013 Mr. Kimmo Liljeroos
Upper Secondary Education• Student selection is mainly based on previous study records and possiblework experience and other comparable factors• The syllabus of general upper secondary education is designated to lastthree years, but studies can be completed in 2 to 4 years.• Structure of upper secondary education is modular, so you may combinestudies from both general education studies and vocational education andtraining studies• There are 52 vocational qualifications, including 112 different studyprogrammes• Students’ skills and knowledge are assessed after completion of each studymodule together with a work life representative• All studies in general upper studies and in vocational education and trainingare based on individual study plans• Vocational upper secondary qualifications can be taken by school-basededucation or as apprenticeship training19.4.2013 Mr. Kimmo Liljeroos
Higher Education System• Higher education is offered by universities and polytechnics• Universities emphasis scientific research and instructions• Polytechnics have more practical approach• Students who have general eligibility can apply to university or polytechnic• General eligibility = completion of 3 years of general upper studies orcompletion of vocational qualification• Universities can admit applicants who have completed open universitystudies• Completing a degree takes from 3 to 6 years19.4.2013 Mr. Kimmo Liljeroos
Adult Education and training• At upper secondary schools adults may study for same upper secondaryvocational qualifications as young people• More flexible way is to study by competence-based qualification• System allows students to demonstrate their vocational skills bycompetence tests showing whether they have acquired the skills at work orby studying or as a result of leisure interests• There are three levels in competence-based qualifications• Upper secondary vocational qualifications• Further vocational qualifications• Specialist vocational qualifications• Requirements in competence-based qualifications are coming from theFinnish National Board of Education19.4.2013 Mr. Kimmo Liljeroos
Need more information?• Winnova:• Internet: www.winnova.fi• Facebook: www.facebook.com/winnova• Twitter: WinNovaOnline• Finland education system• Ministry of Education and Culture (http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/?lang=en)• Finnish National Board of Education (http://www.oph.fi/english)19.4.2013 Etunimi Sukunimi17
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