Turku Vocational Institute TAI
Turku Vocational Institute – TAI among friends – is a multi-disciplinary provider of upper secondary level vocational education and training. With over 9000 annual students and a turnover of 46 million euros, it is the largest VET training center in South-Western Finland and one of the largest in the country.
Approximately half of our students are young adults working towards a basic vocational qualification and half are adults seeking supplementary or in-service training, a career change or an advanced vocational degree. Our operations run with a staff of over 500 highly qualified educational and administrative experts.
TAI is a public vocational school maintained by the City of Turku since 1998. We operate in six campuses within the city offering training in 30 basic vocational qualifications and 35 further and specialist vocational qualifications.
By working in close collaboration with our working life contacts both in Finland and abroad as well as utilizing our own authentic practical learning facilities, we educate skilled workers that the companies need to compete in a global setting. For our students, we offer crucial professional skills and life-long learning competences required in the working life of today’s ever-changing world.
Bridge the Ocean is a partnership project of the Erasmus+ program, which creates a model of global mobility and cooperation between European and Canadian Colleges. The partners are four vocational education and training (VET) colleges from Finland, two from Canada and one from the Netherlands and Denmark. In the project, two European and one Canadian study units are planned, which will be piloted with a multinational group during the project.
The project is the first European Erasmus+ VET project that involves partners from outside Europe. The main goals of the Bridge the Ocean partnership project are to increase the number of global mobility of students and experts, teachers, and at the same time promote the development of both professional and international competence and key skills. The project seeks visibility and interest in the internationalization of VET.
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