Internship Training Contract
A workplace-practice internship is an agreement between the Sámi Education Institute and the workplace as identified on the student's study plan. During the training contract, the student performs practical assignments to achieve the goals set out in the Personal Competence Plan (HOKS). The workplace will guide the student and appoint a workplace supervisor to ensure the student's learning.
The apprenticeship agreement is based on a written fixed-term employment or service contract between the student and the employer. The acquisition of skills through an apprenticeship contract is mainly carried out in the workplace in the context of practical work assignments. Acquisition of workplace skills can be complemented in other learning environments, eg. by the Sámi Educational Institute. The average weekly working time of the student should be at least 25 hours.
Apprenticeship training is subject to the condition that the training provider and the employer agree in writing on the organization of the apprenticeship. An entrepreneur can also be offered apprenticeship training at his/her own company.
Changes in the workforce challenge educational institutions to continuously develop teaching and learning environments within the institution. Learning is also supported through other learning environments - workplaces, museums, nature, events, study trips, etc. Customers, tools, equipment, and work spaces are also needed to learn the skills required for current employment.
The Sámi Education Institute can enter into partnership agreements with companies / workplaces / organizations / communities. Partnership is based on a common, agreed objective. Partnership is a thoughtful, confidential, concrete and reciprocal operation that benefits both parties. The partnership can combine knowledge and skills, contacts, work, events, facilities, and projects.
The partnership establishes common objectives and a partnership agreement to which the parties commit themselves.
Cooperation and Student Projects
Workplaces and communities collaborate with the Sámi Education Institute on a variety of student assignments and project-related work.
Examples of successful collaboration regarding organizing events, sales, and trade fairs include the annual autumn music festival Ijahis Idja, Reindeer sleigh rides with tourists, annual spring Reindeer King's Race on Lake Inari, the annual indigenous peoples' film festival in January, Skabmagovat, and Entrepreneur's Day.
Workplace Instructor Training
Workplace instructor training is provided annually at the Sámi Education Institute as online studies. The training is suitable for anyone who is in the field of vocational guidance or is interested in developing on-the-job learning in the workplace. Workplace counselors are also introduced to guidance and assessment tasks during each period of workplace practice.