On SHIFT Blog, Maria Taipale, Director of Education and Training Consortium of Raseko shares her vision on future skills for this day and age.
Our world in Europe is suddenly filled with uncertainty and the future is full of question marks. One black swan after another is soaring into our field of vision. In business and learning, we have long talked about resilience in theory and the ability to quickly adapt to new things and tolerate loss and uncertainty. These things are now being put to the test.
The key mission of an educational establishment is to support the development of students’ readiness to face the future and their growth into bold, innovating agents. So what are the future skills we need in this day and age? For decades, the business sector has emphasized the importance of internationalization and the ability to build global networks. But what if, in the future, we will no longer fly to the other side of the globe, technological production will return closer to us and we will even have to learn to tolerate a reduced standard of living? What kind of readiness do we need for this?
Our European value base clearly guides us to bear social responsibility and do business while embracing inclusion and diversity and the principles of sustainable development. This is a tough challenge, because there are so many uncertainties in the equation.
We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and want to encourage individuals to be prepared for change, to pursue their dreams despite difficulties and to take responsibility for their lives.
Raseko wants to tackle this challenge. Our activities are certified according to the requirements of the sustainable development system of the OKKA Foundation, created for vocational institutions. We want to educate students to be confident in who they are and to leverage their own strengths to thrive, regardless of background or personality. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and want to encourage individuals to be prepared for change, to pursue their dreams despite difficulties and to take responsibility for their lives. Sustainably and boldly.
Maria Taipale, Director of Education and Training Consortium
Raseko Raisio Regional Education and Training Consortium