International Program

Taitaja Skills International Seminar with social events will be organized for our guests. It gives great opportunities to hear more about the Finnish and international VET topics as well as build contacts with colleagues from near and far.

International Seminar

Wednesday 13 May 2020, International Seminar at Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Congress and Fair Trade Centre, 3rd Floor, Meeting room K305 Alvar, from 10 am to 2 pmTheme: Envision the Future – Future-proof VET.What if the future is not like we have predicted? What if everything turns upside down? How can we prepare our students to face the unpredictable and surprising changes of the future? 

The link for registrations is closed from 11 to 25 March due to the COVID-19 virus and the situation in many European countries.   

Side Events

Alvar Aalto Walking Tour, Tuesday 12 May, afternoon

Jyväskylä is the Capital City of Alvar Aalto. Here you will find the largest number of masterful buildings designed by the world-famous architect and academician Alvar Aalto and tread in the master’s footsteps from classicism to functionalism and from architecture in brick to monumentalism!

Explore in detail what the City of Alvar Aalto has to offer in terms of experiences, locations and events – let Jyväskylä’s unique architecture thrill and enchant you!

Admission and further information

EduFutura Jyväskylä – Sharing knowledge, Tuesday 12 May at 13.00 to 14.00

Admission: Free, light lunch is served to the registered participants.

Venue: Sokos Hotel Alexandra, Hannikaisenkatu 35

Registration by 27 April 2020, at the latest

EduFutura Jyväskylä is a learning, research, and development community formed by Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, which provides general upper secondary education as well as vocational education and training (VET), the JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä. These three leading education providers aim at searching for learning solutions of the future and at creating diverse opportunities for students to pursue flexible and individual study paths.

The Members of EduFutura are Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and University of Jyväskylä.

EduCluster Finland Ltd., Tuesday 12 May at 14.15 to 15.15

Admission: Free, coffee and refreshments will be served to the registered participants.

Venue: HQ atLutakonaukio 7, next to Jyväskylä Paviljonki Competition Area

Registration by 27 April 2020, at the latest

EduCluster Finland (ECF), University of Jyväskylä Group, engages in global operations pioneering Finnish expertise over the entire educational spectrum. Gradia Global Partnerships works closely together with ECF being committed to share its expertise and know-how globally, the primary objective in meeting the educational needs of institutions and companies abroad. The completion of upper secondary education, both general and vocational, gives students eligibility to higher education and competences for working life. Gradia is the first VET provider in Finland to provide accredited Finnish vocational and professional qualifications abroad, and our expertise in entrepreneurship, pedagogical training, developing curricula and learning environments is exported in co-operation with our partners.

The Collaborative Partners of EduCluster Finland are Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and University of Jyväskylä.


The main venue of the Taitaja2020 event is Jyväskylä Paviljonki, Congress and Fair Trade Centre closely situated to the City Centre and Travel Centre.


Accommodation bookings for the Taitaja Event will be reserved centrally through Jkl Booking.  More information of accommodation.

Main event partners