University of Oulu

Lindholm M., Väyrynen S., Kiviniemi L., Rajakangas E., Myllylä ML. (2020) Developing Students’ Working Life Knowledge and Skills at All Educational Levels. In: Liyanage J., Amadi-Echendu J., Mathew J. (eds) Engineering Assets and Public Infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48021-9_50

Developing students’ working life knowledge and skills at all educational levels

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Author: Lindholm, Maria1; Väyrynen, Seppo1; Kiviniemi, Liisa2;
Organizations: 1The University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2The University of Applied Sciences of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3The Oulu Vocational College, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020082463016
Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-08-18
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Abstract

In addition to strong subject-matter competence in their specific fields after graduating, students also need the understanding and ability to adapt to ever-changing working life, e.g., behaviour as a member of a work community, employer and employee roles, legislation, and good practices. The project Prepared for working life! aims to develop students’ working life knowledge and skills at all educational levels, and by doing so, also improve the quality of working life in Finland once students begin to work with their knowledge and skills. The project utilises virtual learning tools and has created nationally usable study modules that prepare young adults for their future working life. In Oulu, all three educational levels (university, polytechnic, and vocational college) have collaborated to ensure that the projects succeed regionally. The Oulu project team has also cooperated with the HSEQ Training Park, a new and unique concept, in developing occupational health and safety and well-being at work education.

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Series: Lecture notes in mechanical engineering
ISSN: 2195-4356
ISSN-L: 2195-4356
ISBN: 978-3-030-48021-9
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-48020-2
Pages: 447 - 453
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48021-9_50
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48021-9_50
Host publication: Engineering Assets and Public Infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization : Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2018)
Host publication editor: Liyanage, Jayantha P.
Amadi-Echendu, Joe
Mathew, Joseph
Conference: World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Copyright information: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48021-9_50.