Authorised translators

An authorised translator is an expert who has the right to carry out authorised translations of public documents. An authorised translation maintains the legal force of the original document and is used as a tool for example in legal proceedings etc.

To London By Chance

”These days I wonder how I had the courage to leave,” Matti Minkkinen thinks back on his decision to go to London to study in a university. Before leaving, Minkkinen had spent his entire life at...

Qualifications frameworks

The purpose of the qualifications frameworks is to facilitate comparison of qualifications and qualification levels of different countries and to promote mobility and lifelong learning. Each level in the qualifications frameworks describes the knowledge, understanding and practical capability achieved by an individual who has completed a qualification, syllabi or competence module at that level. The competences are described as jointly agreed in European collaboration.

Honing your job seeking skills

“Finding hidden jobs is the great challenge nowadays,” says Heli Väinölä. “Finding an unadvertised job requires a lot of work, but it is estimated that up to seventy per cent of jobs are not...

Collecting Confidence Abroad

”My time in Ireland gave me a whole lot of confidence in my own work in Finland,” Jenni Ripatti describes her exchange program in Dublin. Originally from Mikkeli, Finland, Ripatti spent a month in the...

An intern at the Permanent Delegation of Finland to UNESCO

I have wanted to get better acquainted with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, for several years. As an international organization, UNESCO has 195 member...

A case of diagnosed wanderlust

Qualifications and work life Prestina studied medicine in Leuven, Belgium. Since her graduation in 2003, she has worked within the field of medicine in numerous countries. She is currently working...

WBL-TOI Manual

The main aim of this Manual is to help VET providers, colleges, training centers and enterprises to transfer good planning practices of work-based learning (WBL) from other organizations into their own organizations across Europe.

At home in two worlds

It seems Bijay Baniya has done every job imaginable. He has worked as a cleaner on a cruise ship, delivered a free newspaper, taught science at a Helsinki school. And managed businesses. Baniya,...

Personality pays off

In the summer, many of us are approached by a face to face fundraiser, but few of us realize what a challenging job it is. “The fundraiser is selling an image in order to get the customer to commit to...
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