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Tamil Nadu to Collaborate with Finland for Teacher Training in Vocational Education

Published: | September 06, 2019
Tamil Nadu Finland Collaboration

Tamil Nadu has requested the assistance of Finland for enhancing the quality of vocational education in the state. Finland has been requested by the state to provide a teacher training programme for Tamil teachers in the state.

The government of Tamil Nadu is to partner with the government of Finland for teacher training in vocational education. The training will be given to the government school teachers of Tamil Nadu in the field of vocational education. K. A. Sengottaiyan, the School Education Minister of Tamil Nadu, posted this information on Twitter.

Sengottaiyan tweeted that Tamil Nadu has requested Finland to train the Tamil teachers so as to promote vocational education in the state of Tamil Nadu in the same way as it is in Finland. This programme is expected to encourage students for taking up vocational education and it will also focus on enhancing their employability. It will also help in providing better training to candidates who wish to pursue their career as a teacher in vocational education.

K. A. Sengottaiyan has been on a state visit to Finland some days back. On his visit, he interacted with the Tamil National Association of Finland which is also called Finland Tamil Sangam. He posted a tweet on 3rd September 2019 in which he said that he paid a visit to the schools of Finland and learned about the teaching and learning methods that are used in those schools. He also got to know about the teaching methods used in the country and the technologies they implement in order to improve education.

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The minister visited many places like the Global Education Park of Karelia and the Aalto University which is said to be a pioneer in the sector of teacher education. However, he highlighted the schools of Finland in his tweets and expressed his will to collaborate with the country so as to learn from them about enhancing teacher education in the state.

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The Tamil Nadu government has been bringing in new ideas for enhancing the quality of education in the state. Recently, the Saveetha Engineering College of the state has been in news for being the first engineering college that adopted the Finland Model of Engineering Education. Implementing unique and new methods and strategies to give a boost to the quality of education is extremely essential in the education sector. It helps in keeping up with recent developments, providing the best education, and training students and teachers for better chances and higher rates of employability.

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