Developer of the working life
Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu VAMK, University of Applied Sciences efficiently serves the working life by ensuring that its students and teachers have multidisciplinary practical and theoretical skills of high quality and by seeing to the needs of working life with fast and flexible applied research and services.
The established connection with working life is an essential part of the operation of VAMK. We develop our degree programmes and scout out work placements and thesis subjects that support the studies. We also perform applied research and services in close cooperation with the working life.
The practical training of the degree benefits the students, the institution and the employers. The students acquire the tasks of their trade, VAMK receives important and current feedback and information on the needs of working life and the employers receive enthusiastic employees in the form of students with the most recent knowledge of the field.
We improve the competitive strength of working life with different research and product development projects, services and customised continuing education. In addition to the expert services, our modern equipment and facilities are of use to our partners in cooperation in implementing and testing practical applications.
Vaasa region has great demand for engineers
ABB offers VAMK students several work practice possibilities and thesis subjects every year. In year 2012 ABB employed over 1000 summer interns in Finland. Keimo Kalliosaari, (ABB Vice President, Product Group Manager IEC LV Motors) thinks that the cooperation with VAMK has been productive.
"International engineering career comes with the right attitude"
Wärtsilä Finland Oy offers VAMK students plenty of work placements and thesis subjects. According to President Juha Kytölä experiences of cooperation have been positive.