Updates from the year 2022

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MetalBoost at Mehi Oy

News and project -related communication events from 2022:

June 9th 2022: Presentation of the City of Kajaani's services at Škoda Transtech Oy

Pekka Auvinen and Marko Hurskainen attended this event.

Time: Thursday June 9, 2022 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Under the leadership of Tuija Kallio, chairman of the Vuolijoki Regional Board, the city service information event was prepared for Skoda Transtech, the largest private employer in Kajaani.


9th September 2022: Metalboost visits at Mehi Ltd, video production begins

One of the main tasks of the Metalboost project is to deepen and improve the image of the metal industry. It is very important to distribute the results as much as possible among the target groups of the project in the media and in networks. For this purpose, we have implemented a video series of Kainuu metal companies. Video filming and editing was handled by Fade Creative from Kajaani.

The videos are available on the project homepage and on the YouTube channel of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences.

Mehi Oy
The visit was successful. Gennady Rykhov, MetalBoost's project manager (left) and Urpo Kovalainen, CEO of Mehi Ltd, looking at the finished products.


17th November 2022: Metal Information Event, Koneistamo Alm Ltd

Metal Information Event for study counselors, technical work teachers and metal companies.

27 visitors were present at Alm's premises. On site we took a look at the employment situation in Kainuu, especially for the metal and technology industries of Kainuu. Each company was able to tell about their situation and needs for labor. The intention was also to market summer job vouchers for metal students.

The main goal of the event was to influence the vitality of the Vocational College studies, especially the metal industry.


TE-LIVE on metal industry in Kainuu:

We contacted the Kajaani Employment and Economy Office to promote communications and visibility towards target groups. Completed videos can be found on the YouTube channel of the Kainuu TE Office, but are also linked below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01CfUBXFPdo Koneistamo Alm Ltd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h4R0RqdHt0 Trysil RMM Ltd


22dn November 2022: Technology Tuesday, KAMK UAS/Kainuu Vocational College KAO metalwork hall

On November 22, 2022, nationwide Technology Tuesday and KAO's 60th anniversary celebration opened the doors at the Kainuu Vocational College metalwork hall. Representatives were present from Kainuun Yrittäjät, KAMK UAS, Adecco, Škoda Transtech and Kajaani high schools. Vocational college students and staff presented the learning environment of technology skills and discussed the education and opportunities in the field.

On Tuesdays, technology and study opportunities are presented nationwide to young people who are changing in the field, for those changing in the field and their parents.

Welding training, Technology Tuesday


22nd November 2022: Communications cooperation with Finland's Yrittäjät

Anu Tervonen, the chairman of Kainuu's Yrittäjät, contacted the representative of the project, and suggested internal communication between the parties of the MetalBoost project. The idea was to organize cooperation between educational institutions, training contracts and apprenticeships, teacher internships in companies and training for workplace supervisors, subcontracting chains, consortia and alliances between companies, personnel perspectives and recruitments - and other potentially useful means to promote the results of the project.


7th December 2022: Learning at work (Škoda Transtech Ltd, Otanmäki factory)

Škoda Transtech accepted thirteen students from Kainuu Vocational College for training. Students fill in a work-based learning diary every day and evaluation discussions are held monthly between the teacher, the student and the workplace supervisor.

KAO students at the Škoda Transtech factory in Otanmäki, Kajaani, Finland.


14th and 15th December 2022: Karelia CBC programme seminar in Oulu: “Capitalisation Capacity Building”

Gennady Rykhov, project manager of the MetalBoost project, presented at the seminar the experiences and achievements of the cooperation project with metal industry companies in the Kainuu region for the period 2019–2022.

Karelia CBC programme's conversation about the results of the project.