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Timbeer!!! Czech Lumberjacks are here!


Lumberjacks from Czech Republic are visiting in Jämsä College forestry School.

At the first week they have learned a lot from Finnish forestry, forest certification and manual working in forest.


Quiet, cheerful and rhytmic humming Hi, Ho, Hipiti, Ho break the silence in Leivonmäki National park when we was hiking there at Thursday.


We stoped there and listened the silence of our nature.


Saturday we visited in Jyväskylä and have a really fun day! We taked also the eletrician students with us to enjoy life in Jyväskylä. Students found also two geocatch from the Jyväskylä Ridge (Jyväskylän harju).

After walking tour and looking scenery from observation tower of Vesilinna we walked to a tasty lunch. Students and also Techers Blanka, Hana, Kari and Dormitory Supervisor Riikka eat with heartily!

Be Curious and Brave, be International!

Viděl! Kari Kytömäki, International forestry teacher

Vocational education in Hungary

Small group from Jyväskylä Educational Consortium / Jämsä Colege visited in Hungary at Budapest region 7-11.11.2015. Aim of the visit was develop Cooperation between Finnish and Hungarian schools. Finnish participants were Aino Malin, Petteri Järvinen, Ari Salmela and Kari Kytömäki.


Danube and Budapest

Monday 9.11.2015 we visited in Varga Márton Kertészeti és Földmérési Szakképző Iskola vocational School. We had a great pleasure to see teachers and students at duty on their College. Study line of the food processing industry was quite interesting! Students made traditional sausages, many different types of jams & juices, they also have own brewery and distillery.

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300 meters sausages per day!                        Schools own brewery!

After lunch at afternoon we visited at local Vocational school of Agriculture. Harvest season was over, but some students were training with horses (Lippizan!!!) and taking care of cattle.


Students training with Lippizan!

Tuesday was the day for horticulture, land surveying and forestry. Early on the morning we visited at Varga Márton Kertészeti és Földmérési Szakképző Iskola schools horticulture and land surveying department. We had a nice tour in small Arboretum at schools back yard. After Arboretum we cheked greenhouses. The highlight of the tour was nice Japanese garden.

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Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) in Japanese Garden           Basil pots in Schools greenhouse

Afternoon it was time to visit at local Vocational School of Forestry. Forestry School is located at Piliscsaba town. Piliscsaba is part of Budapest metropolitan area, distance from Forestry School to Budapest is about 35km. Study lines in Piliscsaba Forestry School are manually logging (with chain saw), game Management and Multiple use of forests.


Cable Skidder for whole stem logging

Be Curious and Brave, be International!

Best regards: Kari Kytömäki, International forestry teacher