The PoraKONE project aims at developing a new operating model for responding to the changing competence needs of engineers and creating new types of collaboration between universities. The project’s pilots involve training engineers based on the needs of the mechanical, energy and maritime engineering industries. In addition, the PoraKONE also aims at developing a model for collaboration between universities and companies.
The PoraKONE project’s employment impacts will be significant. The project’s pilot training courses alone will provide training to 250 engineering students. Providing engineers with intensive precision training in growth industries will minimise unemployment times. Starting and progressing in the courses will be made flexible for the participating students.
The lead partner of the project is Turku University of Applied Sciences. The project partners include Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The project will be carried out between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020 and its budget is EUR 1 071 401.
Pekka Stenfors, project advisor
Turku University of Applied Sciences
tel. +358 (0)40 3550 537