255 Prepared for working life!

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Abstract

Introduction

There is a lack of systematic education about wellbeing at work to prepare students for working life in Finland. The aim of this project is to prepare students for working life so that they have positive attitude toward working life and have certain personal and professional abilities as well as abilities to develop their personal and work community wellbeing at work. The future goal is that new generation will have better abilities to develop wellbeing at work, which is the way to improve quality of working life and to create a new wellbeing culture to workplaces.

Introduction

The project will be implemented during 1 st November, 2015 and 31 st October, 2018 managed by University of Turku, Finland, and co-operated with Universities of Oulu, Jyväskylä, Vaasa and Lappland with University of Applied Sciences of Oulu, Jyväskylä, Vaasa, Saimaa, and with the Oulu Vocational College. This project will support national and regional co-operation between universities and other institutes.

Methods

Project activities will be planned and implemented together with educational personnel for different groups of students, who will start their working life. The education will reach thousands of students every year.

Methods

Common activities for all project organisations are to build network based wellbeing at work education for students, to organise general and student seminars, to build professional and organisational networks, and to conduct student thesis. Wellbeing at work lectures will be also offered to those educational institutes that are not participating in this project.

Result

Expected long term future results are more positive climate and better quality of working life, which hopefully will affect to increase productivity and decrease health costs as wel

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