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HAIRDRESSER STUDENT IN MITT, WINNIPEG, CANADA

”The whole country (Finland) would easily profit from the kind of open and positive attitude and atmosphere that I experiencedin Winnipeg, Canada.
Everything would be so much easier and nicer in schools, working places and usual everyday life, if it was easier to approach other people and they had more open attitudes towards new people and things. We should get rid of the typical Finnish restrictions and prejudices.”


”Positivity and smiles are contagious, so they should be used more often!”

 

GOOD PRACTICES REPORTED BY A COOKERY TEACHER
- Working techniques
- Quality instead of quantity
- Using raw materials with great care; always knowing what has to be done and in which order
- Using local, natural raw materials, suchas herbsand plants
Teacher of Restaurant Cooks, visiting École Hôtelière de l'Outaouais, Québec

 

COOKERY STUDENTS’ VIEWS FROM QUÉBEC
“Give people some light and they shine it back”
- Stricter rules and conduct of behaviour highly appreciated; the students keep complaining too much in Finland –they need rules and boundaries
- Flexibility in schedules; evening shifts were appreciated – but also precise schedules
- You are nothing on your own, but together everything is possible
- Thorough learning of basic skills
- No digitalisation in the kitchen; no handling of your mobile
- Yes, Chef!

 

MORE STUDENTS’ GENERAL NOTES ON STUDIES IN CANADA
- Information on First Nations, their manners, traditions and history discussed as included in VET studies: decreasing prejudices, widening views, sharing perspectives
- Feeling of togetherness and community
- Students’ motivation on high level; no complaints heard
- Competitions and teams; extracurricular activities during the schoolday as opposite to Finland where all the fun takes place outside schools and after the schooldays