Vocational and Professional Education Research Conference 2022
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".
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
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
For more information please visit the conference page