We are pleased to share a new case study compiled by OEP and published by UNESCO. This case study examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET ) was organized during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland, and it is largely based on the experiences of TVET providers, teachers and students.

The case study shows that the COVID-19 disruption accentuated the importance of flexibility within the education system to make it resilient. Finnish TVET, created as a hybrid solution combining school-based, work-based and online-based learning environments, remained responsive and functional throughout the difficult time in spring 2020.

The Case Study on Finnish TVET – a resilient model of training during COVID-19 can be accessed on UNESCO website.

OEP would like to thank the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education for supporting us in preparing this case study. For contributing through interviews and by allowing access to survey results related to TVET during the COVID-19 crisis, we would also like to thank the following organizations:

  • The Finnish Association for the Development of Vocational Education and Training
  • Finnish Education Evaluation Centre
  • The Trade Union for Education in Finland
  • National Union of Vocational Students in Finland
  • Finnish National Union for Students
  • Technology Industries of Finland and their member companies Sandvik, Kemppi, Terrafame, Sulzer, Meyer Turku & Koneistamo Alm
  • Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region