We at TEK form a community of skilled professionals. We use our skills and knowledge every day to create opportunities for better work and a more sustainable world. Finland’s success and international competitiveness are based on high levels of skills and competence. That is why our message is that education policy is the most important tool for the Finnish innovation policy and sustainable economic growth.
Only about 41 per cent of young adults in Finland have completed tertiary education. This share has increased by only a couple points over the past 20 years. Our goal is that Finland would be among the top OECD countries in terms of the share of young people with a tertiary degree.
In order to achieve this goal, we need to increase higher education intake, create a smooth path for young people from secondary to tertiary education and increase degree completion rates. In addition to these measures, we need new international students. The focus is on high-quality education throughout the learning path, including in STEM subjects.