Teija Ripattila, Chief Training Manager of Skills Finland, served on the Board of WorldSkills Europe (WSE) for more than nine years, including two years as Chair of the Board. WorldSkills Europe is the organisation behind EuroSkills competitions. In her writing Teija describes experiences that she has had in the past years.
The International Abilympics competition for people with special needs will be held at Messukeskus, Helsinki in May 2027. The unique major event will be organised concurrently with the Taitaja2027 event.
The Finnish team won an amazing number of medals in EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 competition that ended today: one gold, three silvers and two bronzes. The team also received awards for higher-than-average score in nine skills categories.
The National Skills Competition Taitaja will take place in the Tapiola Sports Park in Espoo this May. The event is open to everyone and free of charge. We invite everyone interested in vocational education and training to come and explore the competition and Finnish VET education.
The international Abilympics vocational skills competition finished on Saturday with the presentation of medals at the closing ceremony. The Finnish National Team did well in the competition, earning one gold medal and four silver medals. These are the first medals that Finland has won in the Abilympics.