FinKoEdu – Finnish Korean Education network

FinKoEdu – Finnish Korean Education network strives to develop vocational education and training in cooperation with South Korean colleges. Network also organises reciprocal mobilities.

Vantaa Vocational College Varia coordinates the network and the Finnish partners are Keuda, Omnia, Salpaus and Helsinki Vocational College.

  • Foster the professional and international competence development of students and staff.
  • Organise reciprocal mobility periods with South Korean partners for students and staff.
  • Develop the competence recognition and validation practices.
  • Develop internationalisation-at-home activities; especially in relation to the dissemination of the competencies acquired during mobility periods.
  • 2012 – Network is established.
  • 2013 – The preliminary cooperation meeting with Keimyung College University in Finland.
  • 2014 – The first delegation visit and cooperation seminar with Keimyung College University in Daegu. In Addition, International Forum on VET Cooperation Between Finland and South-Korea was organised in Vantaa.
  • 2015 – Starting point for the staff mobilities and the curricula comparation. Network receives a first South Korean student group.
  • 2016 – Regularisation of the staff mobilities and creation of the digital material (for example to the pre-departure training).
  • 2017 – The Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Ajou Motor College and the first vehicle technology student group travels to South Korea. The creation of the locally offered study unit (5–15 competence points) in vehicle technology.
  • 2018 – The first delegation to Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the creation of the Memorandum of Understanding with Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education.
  • 2019 – The first pilot of the summer internship supported by a practice company of Junior Achievement which was responsible for organising the extensive cultural program in Finland for Ajou Motor College students.
 Since the 28th of May 2012

A Network of Partners in Finland

A Network of International Partners