In August 2019, South Savo Vocational College Esedu signed the first export agreement with Russian partners for the Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology. This was preceded by active work in choosing a partner for the implementation of such a large-scale project. Our partner in Moscow is College of Communications №54.
Additionally, a student survey was completed at the College of Communications №54 on the topic of Finnish Vocational Education and Training. The results of the survey proved that young people consider the Finnish program very promising and are confident that the Finnish diploma expands employment opportunities both in Russia and in other countries. In September 2019, a group of 23 people has begun studies in the Information and Communications Technology program, which has been localized to suit Russia.
This program will last for two years. In close cooperation, teachers of both colleges have developed a roadmap for the implementation of the program. The roadmap includes providing webinars, training by Esedu teachers in Moscow and trainings in Mikkeli. We believe that active cooperation between Esedu and College № 54 in Moscow will be beneficial for the development of the South Savo region as well as for the export of Finnish Professional Education in general.
Ms. Katja Akulsina, Export manager, South Savo Vocational College ”Esedu”