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Futures leap – to the future from secondary education

The project focuses on the work life skills and connections of upper secondary and vocational education teachers and career counsellors in Northern Finland and Kainuu. Need for information of the current and future working life possibilities and networks already during secondary level studies are central in connecting with the world after graduation ase well as making meaningful educational and career choices. Project actions – new tools and methods will be developed and tested by teachers with their students – teacher training module with emphasis on learning-by-doing Project results – new ways of networking and improving work life connections of upper secondary schools and vocational schools – new tools and models for teachers and their students to explore the world of work and its possibilities both locally and regionally.


1st June 2023 – 31st May 2025


The project coordinator is Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Partners of the project are Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, University of Lapland and Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) within the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku. 


Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, North Ostrobothnia, Finland.

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Päivi Haapakoski,, Laura Paaso,, Katriina Klemola,