FlorCert Members

Web Link FloristernasYrkesråd F.Y.R. Sweden


Non-profit Organization

Florist The professional boards in Staffanstorp, Sweden
Formed on 23/1-2006

Purpose & Tasks
The Association shall promote the formation of networks in the florist industry. The association shall in particular aim to develop training around florist profession and related operations. As part of this work will organize club events, training courses, seminars or other gatherings of suitable character. Its purpose is to conduct its business in accordance with good craftsmanship and simultaneously promote innovation and enterprise. The association sees itself as an advisory party against the authorities or other organisations on issues related to professional florists and florist training, and are working towards a good contact with those parties. The association shall function actively to raise the status of the florist trade. For the financing of activities of the association receives the association dues of its members.


Web Link KAO Suomi Finland


Kainuu Vocational College is the largest and the most versatile vocational educational unit in the Region of Kainuu in Finland. Its main task is to support the economical development of the Kainuu Region. It also gives good competence to young and adult students to get skills and knowledge in different professions. It also offers a good start to continue studies to higher education (polytechnics and universities).

The Region of Kainuu is a part of sparsely inhabited North-Finland. Characteristic to Kainuu is vast number of forests (95 % of land area) and a fresh nature. Anyway there are the good connections to Europe (transportation nets by electronic communications, roads, railways and air-traffic).

In the Region of Kainuu there are 88.000 inhabitants, total land area is 24.000 km2 . The regional capital, the City of Kajaani (established in year 1651) has 38.000 inhabitants.

Facts and figures about Kainuu Vocational College:
– community enterprise owned by the Kainuu Region Joint Municipality
– budget: year 2008 about 36 Million €
– 6 separate sites in Kajaani and separate units in Vuokatti, Kuhmo, Suomussalmi and Kuusamo
– 3900 full time students (2500 young (16-19 years old), 1500 adult)
– full time staff about 420 (315 teachers, 105 administrative and support personnel)
– all units connected with intranet and internet connections

YOUTH EDUCATION:
Seven educational sectors:
1. Culture: crafts and design, audiovisual communication, music. 300 students.
2. Natural resources and the environment: agriculture, horticulture, forestry.
3. Business and administration.
4. Health and Social Services:  practical nurse, hairdressing.
5. Technology and transport: vehicle technology, logistics, machinery and metal, maintenance technology, construction technology, paper and chemical industry, wood industry, electrical ingineering, food production.
6. Tourism, catering and Home Economics: hotel, restaurant and catering field, tourism, home economics.


Web Link AOC Terra Netherlands


AOC Terra is an Agricultural Education Centre (AOC) of almost 6000 students and offers land based (agricultural/ green) education. Land based education is divided into prevocational (vmbo), senior secondary vocational (mbo) and higher vocational studies (hbo). AOC Terra offers vmbo and mbo. The vmbo course provides general training, primarily using plants and animals to provide students with a fertile, motivational learning environment. The mbo course includes areas of study such as food technology, landscape management, horse management, flowers and design, (paraveterinary) animal care, sport and recreation, care and the environment and (agricultural) technology. AOC Terra is situated in the north of the Netherlands and consists of twelve schools: seven schools for prevocational education, four schools for senior secondary vocational education (16 years and up) and one school for senior secondary vocational education (18 years and up) and part-time courses. The (senior) secondary vocational education prepares fulltime students and apprentices for four levels of achievement, corresponding to the EU-level 1, 2, 3 and 4, based on the length of the course: 1, 2, 3 or 4 years of study. The broad range of studies are divided into several worlds, related to green, food, animal and environment .

They include:
•    Animal Friends
•    Big Business
•    Dynamic Design
•    Good Food
•    Mighty Machines
•    Natural Health
•    Surprising Nature

Routes
Senior secondary vocational education knows two routes, BOL (beroepsopleidende leerweg, day-release route) and BBL (beroepsbegeleidende leerweg, on the job route).
BOL: learning and practical training. The maximum time spend at school is 80%, 20% is practical training.
BBL: working and learning. One or two days are spent at school. Next to that, you have a job for 960 hours per year in your future working area.

AOC Terra is member of the EUROPEA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, an international network for agricultural schools and member of the national EUROPEA (http://www.europea-nederland.nl/). Next to that, students and staff of the eleven locations participate in several international projects and exchanges. Go to ‘Good Practices’ to read about the international experiences of AOC Terra.
Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE AOC Terra is an Agricultural Education Centre (AOC) of almost 6000 students and offers land based (agricultural/ green) education. Land based education is divided into prevocational (vmbo), senior secondary vocational (mbo) and higher vocational studies (hbo). AOC Terra offers vmbo and mbo. The vmbo course provides general training, primarily using plants and animals to provide students with a fertile, motivational learning environment. The mbo course includes areas of study such as food technology, landscape management, horse management, flowers and design, (paraveterinary) animal care, sport and recreation, care and the environment and (agricultural) technology. AOC Terra is situated in the north of the Netherlands and consists of twelve schools: seven schools for prevocational education, four schools for senior secondary vocational education (16 years and up) and one school for senior secondary vocational education (18 years and up) and part-time courses. The (senior) secondary vocational education prepares fulltime students and apprentices for four levels of achievement, corresponding to the EU-level 1, 2, 3 and 4, based on the length of the course: 1, 2, 3 or 4 years of study. The broad range of studies are divided into several worlds, related to green, food, animal and environment .
They include:
•    Animal Friends
•    Big Business
•    Dynamic Design
•    Good Food
•    Mighty Machines
•    Natural Health
•    Surprising Nature
Routes
Senior secondary vocational education knows two routes, BOL (beroepsopleidende leerweg, day-release route) and BBL (beroepsbegeleidende leerweg, on the job route).BOL: learning and practical training. The maximum time spend at school is 80%, 20% is practical training.
BBL: working and learning. One or two days are spent at school. Next to that, you have a job for 960 hours per year in your future working area. AOC Terra is member of the EUROPEA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, an international network for agricultural schools (http://www.europea.org/) and member of the national EUROPEA (http://www.europea-nederland.nl/). Next to that, students and staff of the eleven locations participate in several international projects and exchanges.Go to ‘Good Practices’ to read about the international experiences of AOC Terra.


Web Link Biotehnical center Naklo Slovenia


Biotehnical center Naklo is an institution for education for 103 years. We educate students in different programmes: biotechnical gymnasium, technical programs and vocational programmes in nature preservation, agriculture, horticulture, florists, food processing. We are the only institution in Gorenjska region that educate in nature preservation. We have 800 students aged from 15 – 19 years. Students attend different clubs and contribute in different national and international projects and competitions and prepare different exhibitions. We are an Ecoschool and have an organic farm.

We will established LdV teachers team who will work on the projects together with students, their parents and local community. The project will be integrated in the curriculum of different programmes and different subjects.

School is located in rural area and it is very much connected with the Gorenjska region. Some students come from underdeveloped region, specially from hills. Other come from lower social background. In some vocational programmes we have students that come from other countries. Their parents are economical migrants and usually don’t speak Slovene language very well. Although we have gifted students, we also have some students with special needs – they have learning problems, behavior problems or physical problems. We try to integrate them in all activities.


Web Link Arboretum Opeka Croatia


Secondary School “Arboretum Opeka” from Marčan has been educating students to obtain agricultural occupations – agricultural technician gardener, agricultural technician general, technician of fitopharmacy, technician of agritourism, assistant gardener and florist for the past 54 years. Of a recent date the school also offers the occupations of horticultural technician, forestry technician, cook and assistant cook. The school is fully equipped and the teachers and the teaching staff are continually improving their skills to better meet the needs of students of all occupations. In addition to regular secondary education, education of adults is also conducted and on school polygons dendrological plants and flowers for sale are being produced. As we are one of the first Eco-schools all our activities are directed at preserving the environment. We are also a school without violence – a member of UNICEF project through which students and all employees learn the skills of good communication and nonviolent conflict resolution. There are numerous extracurricular activities to encourage students’ own initiative such as Students’ Association with its many sections (Arranging, beekeeping, creativity section, fruit – growing section, pedology section and organic gardening). We get involved in a variety of projects that have a humanitarian character. During the eight years of participation in the National Competition of Students of Agricultural Schools we had two state champions in the discipline of Flora and Hortus, four silver medalists and won two third places. Our florists have participated in the International Competitions in Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia and have been rewarded many times. As a part of the International Exhibition of Flowers “Baroque music, flowers” we organize the International Competition for Students in Flower Arranging, a project that has offered us a chance to efficiently collaborate with the Agricultural Schools in the mentioned countries. We have successfully organized several seminars in Floristry and hosted florists from Holland, Italy, Slovenia and Germany. At the end of the school year we relax and part from our graduating students by breaking the World Record in Quadrille dancing (European Dance Festival).


Web Link Stredna Odborna Skola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secondary Vocational School in Pruske belongs to the largest schools in Trenčín region, Slovakia. The school is situated in the countryside, within a border region with the Czech Republic, in an 18th century manor house with adjacent historical park.

Nowadays its main domains are agriculture, horticulture, cynology, floristry, food processing (confectionery), management and countryside entrepreneurship, landscape design and rural tourism. The school offers three-year apprencice courses, four-year courses leading to GCSE (called „maturita“) and post-secondary specialised courses.

Practical training takes place at school and in local companies. We prepare specialists for practice in various fields of agriculture, nutrition, the management of agricultural production, countryside development, horticulture – flower arranging and landscape maintenance.

During more than 60 years the school has changed many times. The current name of the school dates back to 2008. Its residence is in a manor–house in baroque–renaissance style from the 18th century. Please, find more onhttp://sospruske.edupage.org/