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Study Paths for Guiding Competition Visitors

You can familiarise yourself with the WorldSkills 2005 Helsinki competition in the Helsinki Fair Centre by walking along theme-based study paths. Their colour coding makes it easier for groups of schoolchildren to find their way around the area, while providing youths with a comprehensive insight into vocational professions, helping them to choose the branch of study that best suits them.  

There are five study paths to choose from. On the Service Path, you can become familiar with painting and decorating, jewellery, web design, ladies’ dressmaking, floristry and restaurant service. The Formula Path is lined with autobody repair, mechatronics, automobile technology and welding. The Aesthetics Safari allows you to acquaint yourself with hairdressing, confectionery / pastry cook, cabinetmaking, car painting, stonemasonry and landscape gardening. The City Path gives you a glimpse of sheet-construction steelwork, car painting, transport technology and landscape gardening, while the Techno Path comprises industrial electronics, bricklaying, carpentry, polymechanics/automation and the manufacturing team challenge.

Information about the study paths is available in advance of the competition on the WorldSkills website. In addition to the paths, the 3D presentation includes extensive additional information on education and career alternatives. The study path material is available in the competition area in Finnish, Swedish and English, and brochures have been drawn up for all competition events, illustrating the options in vocational education, with the help of the Finnish national Skills team.

Individual guidance and cleartext supporting material is available for student groups with special needs. The tour guides are prepared to give tours to foreign groups in several languages – even Arabic and Hebrew.

According to our advance information, over 60 000 pupils and students will arrive at the competitions, with field trip groups coming from all around Finland. Large groups are preparing to arrive from outside the Helsinki metropolitan area, for example from the Turku Vocational Institute, Salpaus Further Education, Kouvola Vocational Institute, Vaasa Vocational Institute, Svenska Yrkesinstitutet and the comprehensive schools of Satakunta. The vocational organisations, Technology Industries of Finland and the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union alone will bring over 6000 youths to the Fair Centre. The first school to sign for a field trip officially was the Korvatunturi Comprehensive School from Savukoski, which will be rewarded with surprise gifts. 

The study path materials were designed and produced by around a hundred students from Jyväskylä Polytechnic’s Vocational Teacher Education College alongside their teachers, who will also act as tour guides on the study paths at the competition site.

Study Paths on the Web: Study Trips

For additional information, please contact:
Principal Lecturer Jukka Lerkkanen, Jyväskylä Polytechnic’s Vocational Teacher Education College, +358 400 249 643 or
School Coordinator Matti Kauppinen, Skills Finland +358 50 538 6461

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