16.4.2012 9:00
Quicker Steps - Best practices to support students* employment -web-publication has been launched
The purpose of the Quicker Steps project is to develop students' possibilities to quicker step into working life from higher education and to improve practices of the diverse cooperation and partnership solutions between higher education institutions and working life.

In the newly launched web-publication http://ejournal.quickersteps.net the themes of the project are at everybody*s reach. The web-publication gathers the themes discussed in the seminars by the help of articles and video interviews as well as articles from Finnish and other experts. If you are interested in writing to our web-publication, please contact the project secretary!

This international project commenced in February 2011. There are three higher education institutions from Finland involved: JAMK University of Applied Sciences, HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences, as well as partners from University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), University of Education * Upper Austria (Austria) and Coventry University (UK). The project is funded by the European Social Fund and Finnish Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Central Finland ELY-Centre).

The project derives from sociological needs
In future years the changes in the demography in Finland will increase the need of skillful working force and even lead to shortage of labor force in certain fields and regions. This project searches for, gathers and disseminates knowledge and best practices of the diverse cooperation and partnership solutions which have contributed to tightening of the cooperation between higher education institutions and working life.*
The cooperation possibilities between working life and students are mapped in five international seminars. Please get acquainted with the themes of the seminars at www.quickersteps.net.

The dissemination seminar of the project will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland 27 November 2012.

More information about the project:
Anna Pohjalainen, Coordinator, anna.pohjalainen@laurea.fi, +358 46 8567457 Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen, Project Manager, sirpa.laitinen-vaananen@jamk.fi, +358 40 5889919 Hanna Pilke, Project Secretary, hanna.pilke@jamk.fi, +358 400 541472