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Manager of Education and Training - Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

The North Karelia Adult Education Centre

North Karelia Adult Education Centre is a provincial and versatile institution which specialises in adult education and development of working life. It organises adult education and competence-based qualifications in the fields of technology and welfare. Serving and developing working life is also a significant part of the operation.

Jan 2008Present

Expert Consultant


Ambtium is a small company which main functions are related to the management consulting in marketing and e-learning. In Ambitium the long work experience (over 20 yrs.) in e-learning and marketing is combined with the updated knowledge about the newest technological and pedagogical innovations forms the basis of the consulting expertise.

Oct 1986Dec 2009

Various part time positions and titles

University of Joensuu

Various R&D and teaching positions and titles related to the use of information techology in education. Including: research secretary, part time lecturer, amanuensis, researcher, project designer, project manager, special designer, assistant professor, Instruction designer

Oct 1997Jun 2005

Various lecturing and teaching duties

Unversities and other training institutions

Lectures and training for: State Provincial Office of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (Itä-Suomen Lääninhallitus),  National Center for Professional Development in Education, Heinola (Opetusalan koulutuskeskus), The Society of the University of Kuopio, Kuopio (Kuopion yliopistoseura), The Theatre Academy, Helsinki (Teatterikorkeakoulu), Open University of Kuopio, Kuopio (Kuopion kesäyliopisto), University of Industrial Arts and Design, Helsinki (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu), Arlainstituutti, Helsinki.

Apr 2008May 2009

Advertising Manager

Sanomalehti Karjalainen Oy

Responsible of the general marketing and PR actions of the newspaper Karjalainen.  An acting member of the executive board of the newspaper Karjalainen.

Feb 2008Jun 2008

Special Designer

The North Karelia AdultEducationCentre

Designing a significant adult education development project in employing best practices in e-learning, namely (in Finnish): "Kolmivaiheisen näyttötutkintotoiminnan tukeminen hyvien TVT-käytäntöjen avulla.".

Aug 1994Jan 1996

Managing Director

Joensuu University Press Oy
Feb 2004Nov 2004


Maailmankylä Oy

An expert in ICT Career Compass -project conducting a comparative study about european educational systems.

Jul 1987Jul 1987

Project worker

The City of Joensuu
May 1987Jun 1987

Lay-out worker in a small printshop

Painotalo Hyvätuuli Ky
Apr 1987Sep 1987

Lay-out worker in a prepress company

Joensuun kirjoitus- ja ladontapalvelu Ky
May 1986Sep 1986

Lay-out worker in a newpaper prepress

Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oy
May 1985Aug 1985

Lay-out worker in a newpaper prepress

Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oy
May 1984Aug 1984

Lay-out worker in a newpaper prepress

Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oy
May 1983Aug 1983

Mailing machine user in newspaper pring

Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oy


Aug 1996Present

Post Grduate student for Ph.D (education)

University of Joensuu

Studying for the doctorate in the University of Joensuu. 81 sc. achieved.

May 2000May 2000

Joensuun Ammatti-instituutti
Oct 1999May 2000

Joensuun Ammatti-instituutti

M.A. in Education

University of Joensuu

Studying at the moment for my doctorate at the University of Joensuu

Jan 1985Apr 1985

Basic degree in leisure boating

Suomen Navigaatioliitto
Aug 1978Jun 1979

sophmore year as an exchange student

Green Valley High School

Glider pilot licence

Joensuun Ilmailukerho ry