KYTKE – Connecting Universities and Communities in Central Finland
Kytke is a joint project of Humak University of Applied Sciences, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, and University of Jyväskylä.
The main objective of the project is to enhance students’ transferable skills to increase their employability .Other objectives are:
- To expand the cooperation between the universities and the organizations operating in the area.
- To create,test,model,and share the courses of action,which bring the education and the third sectors operations closer to each other.
- To increase the knowledge of culture within the area.This also enhances the students attachment to Central Finland.
The central forms of activity are
- To form three pilot groups of 30 students during the KYTKE project.
- To implement a new activity with the organizations and networks in Central Finland.
- To evaluate and examine the modelling process of these activities with the participating universities and organizations.
Bringing opportunities for students
The main objective of the project is to bring more opportunities to students to explore the third sector,and build networks in the region of Jyväskylä.This in turn will create a sense of community and multidisciplinary student groups.Hence, students can get new ideas and topics for their BA or MA theses, begin to understand where they would like to do their internship,to develop their acknowledgement of their competencies,and receive recommendations for the future employers.
- The project staff will be involved and offer guidance
- Students can apply for this at any stage of their studies
- Activities can take place also during the evenings and the weekends
- Students receive a certificate of their participation