Trade Union of Adult Educators – AKOL
AKOL is trade union of representing actors in all sectors of adult education in Finland. The members of the Union work in adult education centers, vocational colleges, folk high schools and private educational institutions. AKOL has over 1800 members who represent various staff groups within the field of adult education. Largest group are those working as part time and full time vocational teachers or subject teachers, and counselors. AKOL membership is also open personnel in management position and development projects.
AKOL provide its members a range of services including support, advice on collective agreements, legal representation, training programs and professional seminars and conference.
AKOL is member association of the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ). OAJ represents teachers at various school levels and institutes of learning, ranging from day-care teacher to lectures in universities and vocational school teachers. Today the membership is 116 500 (1.1.2021).
- Serving the best interest of adult education and adult pedagogy
- The members of the Union work in adult education centres, vocational colleges, folk high schools and private educational institutions
- Together with OAJ, AKOL provides its members a range of services including support, advice on collective agreements, legal representation, training programs and professional seminars and conferences
- By gathering together professionals who work within adult education: teachers, counsellors and personnel in management positions and projects
- Educational authorities and employee organizations
- By participating in debates on social and educational policy and by giving statement
- Trusteeship and membership in Teachers’ Unemployment Benefit Fund fot its members together with OAJ
- Adult education in Finland
- The work of local union (AKOL members)
- In the OAJ Council
- Actively in various educational committees and development group
- Maarit Rahkola, President of AKOL
- Mika Nurminen, Vice-president of AKOL
- Kimmo Liljeroos, Secretary
- Janette Broberg
- Juha-Pekka Finnilä
- Jori Huovinen
- Timo Junkala
- Petri Karoskoski
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