Online Module on Entrepreneurship and Event Production with Shanghai Accounting School

Gradia and Shanghai Accounting School (SCAS) have a new type of training cooperation:  a qualification module that will be mainly delivered online.  Nearly 30 Chinese students will complete parts of a business event production and entrepreneurship module under the guidance of Lead Experts Johanna Ärling and Sanna-Maaria Mäkelä.  The learning process is will be implemented online using a co-teaching method, supported by two SCAS teachers during the spring and summer terms.

"The atmosphere during the opening ceremony was very immersive. The students selected for the program are enthusiastic about the involvement of Finnish experts and they actively asked the Gradia lecturers many questions," says Pauliina Holm, Global Partnerships Manager. "Product development work and tailor-made implementation and various experiments are also inspiring for the experts involved."

Inspiration from the award-winning entrepreneurial learning model

The module implementation draws from Gradia's award-winning entrepreneurial learning model. The Gradia entrepreneurship education ecosystem was selected as the best in Europe at the VET Skills Awards 2019. The model stresses the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset, continuous learning, teamwork and self-development. The participants’ competences for innovative and creative thinking are further strengthened by concrete tasks including the design, implementation and marketing of events.

The module will end in the autumn during a closing event in Shanghai where representatives of local companies from Shanghai will be involved in the assessment of acquired skills and competences.

Pioneer in education export

Gradia has been a pioneer in exporting Finnish vocational qualifications, carrying out both the first vocational modules as well as an entire vocational qualification abroad, and now also the first vocational modules as an online implementation for our global customers.

"We are constantly developing and upgrading our operating methods in line with our customer service pledge. Product development work and tailor-made implementation are also very inspiring for the experts involved," says Holm.

Further information

Pauliina Holm, Global Partnerships Manager,,  +358 40 341 5889