Steering group

Tasks of the Verkkovirta project steering group

The steering group guides, supports and follows the progress of the project according to the project plan and financing decision. The purpose is to help the project to reach its goals, guide the contextual implementation of the project, and communicate the project and its results.

The Verkkovirta steering group assembles three times a year. The meetings may also be attended online.

Members of the steering group

Maarit Latvala, McDonald’s Finland, on study leave (HR Director), Chairman of the steering group
Hanna Ilola, R&D manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Lea Yli-Koivisto, Education director, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Jari Laukia, Director, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, School of Vocational Teacher Education
Aija Töytäri, Counsellor of education, Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education
Vellu Taskila, Specialist in educational policy, The University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland - SAMOK
Mervi Vidgrén, Rector, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene
Jouni Röksä, Training and research manager, Union of Finnish Sales and Marketing Professionals (MMA)

Supplementary members

Kaija Loppela, R&D manager, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Pekka Auvinen, Vice rector, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene

Additionally, steering group is attended by

Hannu Kotila, Project manager and presenter
Pirjo Aura, Secretary
Johanna Virkanen, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Financial Services
Henri Helander, ELY Centre at Northern Ostrobothnia, contact person for the financing authority


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