The project developes a working life based education solution in digitization for two education level; secondary education and continuous learning.

The project responds to the growing needs for skills in companies, municipalities, the well-being services of counties, public administration and in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) sector.

Two separate but connected courses are planned together with the working life partners and offered twice each during the project:

1) Digitization professionals (Samiedu and National Archives Finland)

2) Digitization developers (Xamk and National Archives Finland).

The outcomes of the project include the developed study and work life paths, novel open badge in digitization, openly licensed training materials for conducting and developing digitization

~ 40 educated digitization developers and ~20 digitization professionals, a network of digitization experts and employers, as well as novel competence and skilled workers for everyone engaged in digitization. The digital skills are improved and employment possibilities enhanced. The digitization rate is increased and potential uses of previously analogous materials are extended.



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Kiti Venäläinen
Project Manager
040 663 0546

Kirsi Hänninen
050 566 4485

Miia Kosonen
Research Manager
040 672 0694

Samiedu Vocational College

Sanna Laukkarinen, Jan-Ole Nordlin, Juha-Antti Heikkinen, first name.last

National Archives Finland

Ville Kajanne, Sami Kangasniemi, Tiina Hölttä, first name.last




Flexible Skill Paths for Digitization

1 May 2023 – 31 May 2025

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: East Savo Educational Federation, The National Archives of Finland

Focus areas: Digital economy
Xamk Research Units: Digitalia


Total budget: € 640 271

XAMK part of the total budget: € 332 339

Financiers and main source of funding: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ESR+)

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