Customer Story: Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences

Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences uses Headai API to optimize the future supply of education to match working life needs.

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Feb 20, 2019 · 4 min read

Headai is our key partner, who navigates with us towards the future.

–Anu Moisio, Process Director, Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences

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A competence map modeled from the curriculums of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences helps to understand each operator’s specific competence clusters and possible overlaps.

Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences Finnish higher education alliance formed by Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences

Industry: higher education

Amount of students: 34,000

How to produce the skills that work-life needs through education?

The challenge for educators is to stay up-to-date with the supply of education. The fact is that the change in work is accelerating all the time. Headai provides artificial intelligence, which enables education provider to monitor the changing demand for skills in the labor market and compare it with the supply of skills produced in their own education. So we are dealing with the employment mismatch. The service can be found at microcompetencies.com, where you can access it by logging in as a user. As a premium user, our customers can easily connect the AI actions to their own system by using our API and design the user experience they want.

So how is it done — a comparison between supply and demand of skills? In this case, job advertisements in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area were analyzed by artificial intelligence to find out the demand for expertise. In the same way, the curriculums of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences were read to study the skills they produced. With this knowledge, it was possible to create competence maps to compare the demand and supply of skills, but also how the supply of the operators’ skill offering differ from each other. This way, the possible overlaps could be spotted.

Headai’s devoted and tireless service attitude has been great. The company’s technological excellence has created the confidence that we should take a leap to the unknown and believe that the work done is far-reaching.

–Anu Moisio, Process Director, Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences

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Regional demand for skills is obtained by analyzing job advertisements with artificial intelligence.

Collaboration with Headai allows 3AMK more agile educational planning

Both sides have been pleased with the cooperation. Process Director of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences, Anu Moisio, explains how Headai’s solution contributes to the strategic planning:

Collaboration with Headai started with the biggest challenge of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences — into which kind of world we are training our own students. New work is being generated at the intersection of existing education sectors and industries, so we need to be agile to provide a new kind of training for both graduate education and continuous learning. The change in work is fierce and the individual must develop his / her skills through whole career. Headai is our key partner who navigates with us towards the future. Headai’s devoted and tireless service attitude has been great. The company’s technological excellence has created the confidence that we should take a leap to the unknown and believe that the work done is far-reaching. And most of all, it has always been a lot of fun to work with Headai people. Work has been done with a glint in the eye but at the same time seriously.

Anu Moisio’s tweet about Headai co-operation. In the photo, Harri Ketamo from Headai presents a map produced by AI, which compares the skills supplied by the operators of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences.

Haaga-Helia’s pages summarize the co-operation of Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences and Headai and take a look towards the future:

Co-operation between Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences and AI company Headai improves the responsiveness of Finnish higher education. With the help of AI-based analysis, we anticipate future work life skills needs. We utilize artificial intelligence to provide nationwide solutions for the development of graduate education and continuous learning.

Anu Passi-Rauste from Headai guides the customer’s staff in using the service.
Dare to Learn 2018. Haaga Helia Rector Teemu Kokko discusses the potential of artificial intelligence with Harri Ketamo.

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