From Programming to System Design

The First Twenty-five Years of Vocational Information Technique Education in Finland
  • Lauri Fontell
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


The article outlines the evolution of vocational education from one-week programming courses to the two and a half year degree program. It focuses on how the contents of education have changed with the expansion of the use of information technique and with the development of computers. One of the more important questions addressed in this article is whether the employers in the field have considered the quantity and quality of instruction to be sufficient with respect to the demand of labor force in the country.

Key words

Vocational education programming system design 

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauri Fontell
    • 1
  1. 1.ATK-instituuttiFinland

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