Welcome to the annual Finnish Conference on Vocational and Professional Education Research taking place on 9 and 10 November 2022 in Rovaniemi, Lapland!
The theme of the conference is "Future skills and competencies: equality in the age of digitalization". The changing job market in the age of digitalization means that the ways in which we learn and work are changing as well. The conference will consider what these changes require from education: What kinds of skills are needed in continuous learning? How can we ensure equality in technology-based distance learning? How do people maintain and develop their competence during lifelong careers? How will future competence requirements and equality be taken into consideration in education provided by universities of applied sciences and in vocational education?
These and many other current themes will be addressed at the conference. The conference program includes keynote and invitation lectures, roundtable discussions, parallel sessions and panel discussions. Come and join other researchers and developers from universities, universities of applied sciences, vocational schools and working life partners!
The conference is the most significant event of the year presenting vocational education and training and the related research. The conference in Rovaniemi is organized through collaboration between the three major educational institutions in the region, that is, the University of Lapland, Lapland University of Applied Sciences and Lapland Education Center REDU, the vocational education institution in Rovaniemi.
Did you know that the annual Finnish Conference on Vocational and Professional Education Research has been held through cooperation between various operators in the field since the 1990s on the initiative of the Finnish Vocational Education Research Association (FiVERA)? This year FiVERA is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and it is our pleasure to announce that the best scientific articles of the conference will be compiled into a theme issue of the Journal of Professional and Vocational Education (JPVE) to be published in 2023!