There is an increasing need for knowledge of robotics. South Karelia and Saint Petersburg region can enhance their competitiveness together by developing knowledge and teaching of robotics at schools.
The Nesttec-project funded by the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme is a response to the need to develop new pathways to learning and to gain the desired expertise in the area.
The project improves the capacity of the schools to participate in the newly launched collaboration with universities in robotics and other technologies.
The project strengthens the competitiveness of students and the program area in the education and labor market.
The project organizes workshops, seminars and skill competitions, where students assemble robots and program their activities.
• Raising the level of education of pupils and teachers
• Securing the availability of a skilled workforce
• Learning programming, coding and problem solving
• Encourage teachers and students to study technology
• Cross-border networking
The robotics skills of schools of Imatra and the school nr. 622 St. Petersburg are strengthened and known for their expertise. This allows for a more fruitful cooperation with other educational institutions (eg LUT)
The project improves the students' readiness to further studies and strengthens knowledge of robotics on the project areas.
The total cost of the project is € 279,971, of which € 223,976 in financial support from the South East Finland-Russia program. The cost of the city of Imatra is € 206,651 and the school number 622 is € 73,320
he project will run from 1.10.2019-30.9.2022.