09.09.2016 11:07

Hei Oulu!

Last weekend three collaborators of the Euro-BBW went to Oulu for job shadowing

The partnership between Luovi Vocational Institute in Oulu/Finland and the European Vocational Training Centre already exists since 2008, but up to now it was only about exchanging trainees. Last weekend three collaborators of the Euro-BBW went to Oulu for the first time for job shadowing and to get an idea of Finnish working methods and inclusion strategies. This exchange also takes place within the framework of the program „Erasmus+ Mobility“.

After an exhausting travel on Friday our three colleagues could calmly familiarize with their surroundings, explore Oulu and learn the first Finnish words. Unlike our trainees, who always find Oulu under a blanket of snow and ice in spring, they could even walk barefoot in the sea. 

On Monday, they started working in our Finnish partner institution. Their contact person is Marjut who organized the whole stay in advance and takes care of our colleagues. First they got to know the Finnish education and rehabilitation system as well as the different measures offered in Luovi before they visited the different departments and sectors. Fortunately, they can speak English so there are no communication problems.

Participating in the training routine started on Tuesday. You can look up the similarities and differences they detected in their Finland Blog which is filled every evening with experiences and photos. In the Euro-BBW our colleagues work in the sectors Central Services/Canteen, Vocational Qualification and Housing & Coaching for everyday life, thus totally different, and so they are also employed in matching sectors in Finland. 

We wish our collaborators a nice and interesting stay in Finland with a lot of new impressions and encounters!