OIVA – Identifying and applying professional skills in new professional contexts
The Oiva project develops the skills in Universities of Applied Sciences to promote students' employment and meaningful work careers.
Traditionally the Universities of Applied Scinces have offered vocational qualifications for a certain profession in working life. In all areas post-graduate jobs are not self-evident or the profession is transforming or even disappearing. The Oiva project helps students identify their own skills and break into something unexpected outside the traditions of their profession.
In the process the project examines how so called leaping skills are formed. Leaping skills mean abilities and courage to defect from ones own traditional professional area and apply professional skills in new contexts.