Omnia will take part in a self-evaluation organised by Unesco-Unevoc on the second week of September. The evaluation will be done by means of a peer-evaluation by two representatives from Tesda, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Philippines, and as a guided self-evaluation process, for which tools will be provided by Unevoc.
Omnia was invited to join the evaluation by Unesco-Unevoc. Omnia’s Service Manager Kati Valtonen regards this as an honour.
”It is not an audit in a traditional sense, as each participating educational organisation defines their targets for development and innovations themselves. Omnia has chosen sustainable development as its strategic framework and it will therefore be a part of all the evaluations”, Valtonen explains.
Mutual Learning and Development
Currently the targets are being defined by Omnia’s executive group. The process will lead to having new tools for development in the participating organisation. It is also expected that the peer reviewer institute learns from the Finnish VET learning and teaching processes.
“Last spring Omnia conducted a survey on sustainable development among its staff and stakeholders. This self-evaluation by Unevoc is a very valuable continuation for that. It will be very interesting to take part in the process with Unevoc and Tesda, which represents a very different educational culture compared to ours”, Valtonen states.
On the 9th of September there will be a seminar discussing sustainable development. The representatives of Unesco-Unevoc will be presenting the self-evaluation practices in the seminar. Mervi Jansson from Omnia Education Partnership will speak about sustainable development in vocational education. Heidi Rajamäki-Partanen form Omnia will give a presentation on AI Truck, an innovation by students from Omnia and Aalto University. Espoo City will also be present discussing Espoo as a City of Innovations. More information on the seminar and registrations should be sent to kati.valtonen(at)omnia.fi.
Omnia has been a member of Unevoc since 2013. The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training acts as part of the United Nations mandate to promote peace, justice, equity, poverty alleviation, and greater social cohesion. The Centre assists Member States develop policies and practices concerning education for the world of work and skills development for employability and citizenship.
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