A vocational education network supported by the Finnish National Board of Education.
Cooperation with educational institutions and businesses; mostly in the areas of Suzhou and Shanghai China, educational institutions include: STFI, SIPIVT and Shanghai Electronic Industry School.
In operation since 2006.
Goals of the network
- Strengthen cooperation with China in vocational education, in the fields of technology, trade, tourism and catering.
- Develop and organize courses, on-the-job learning periods and expert exchanges in China.
- Increase professional competition between Finland and China.
Priorities for student and expert exchanges
- On-the-job learning and skills demonstrations.
- Information about the culture and the country.
- In expert exchanges, comparison of curriculums, teaching materials and arrangements; support, guidance, counseling and evaluation of students’ on-the-job learning.
- Sharing exchange experiences and information. In expert exchanges, comparison of curriculums, teaching materials and arrangements
- Projed-based learning and work based learning paths from Finland to China.
2006: ChiNet network established, Pirkanmaa Vocational Institute (PIRKO) is in charge of leading the network.
2007: First student exchange to China.
2008: Exchanges of students and experts in the fields of automation and metalwork to both China and Finland.
2009: Turku Vocational Institute becomes the network leader.
2010: Cooperation in competition in the field of automation begins.
2011: Field of tourism and catering becomes more closely involved.
2012: Implementing online learning in exchanges in the field of technology.
2013: Hyria Education becomes the network leader.
2014: Shanghai Electronic Industruy School as a new partner, the first student mobilities to Shanghai.
2015: Shanghai cooperation continues and web courses also for robotics are planned
2016: Helsinki Business College takes the lead
Actors in the network:
- Hyria Education
- Turku Vocational Institute
- Tampere Vocational College Tredu
- Vantaa Vocational College Varia
- Helsinki Business College (in charge of leading 2016-)
- Omnia The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo
- Luksia Municipal Education and Training Consortium in Western Uusimaa
- Kouvola Region Vocational College
- Keuda Vocational College