New initiative in co-operation between IIHF and Vierumäki
VIERUMÄKI, Finland – As an extension to the IIHF Audit, the International Ice Hockey Federation is taking on a new initiative to increase development services provided to member national associations by joining forces with the Vierumäki Institute and the students of the Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management in the new project “Student Ambassadors for Sport Development”.
With the win-win approach in meeting the demands of the education and working-life, project aims to develop a concept to plan, implement and evaluate national development projects in co-operation between the IIHF, member national associations as well as both staff and students of the Vierumäki Institute.
Following the ongoing Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, students will be acquainted with the selected programs applied under the member national association development assistance. In order to consolidate the plans and enhance the implementation, students assigned with the development projects will visit the respective member national associations in March together with the Vierumäki staff member and Adam Sollitt, IIHF Reseach & Audit Coordinator.
Based on the findings and conclusions of the visit, development plans will be finalized during the April and May to be implemented from June onwards in conjunction with the student work placement.
With the project, the IIHF is able to provide further operational support in addressing the needs of the developing national associations. While member national associations benefit from having educated people involved in the implementation of different projects, activities and events, students have a possibility to hone their knowledge and skills into real-life competence to manage development projects of sport organizations.
By joining the development planning, students can also benefit from having the possibility to focus on developing the skills considered important for their specific work placement needs already during the last months of their intensive studies in Vierumäki.
Application time until February 14, 2012
With the second year students moving on to the work placement following the season, the Degree Programme is looking into recruiting a new group of 20 students for the academic year 2012–2013. More information on the programme and application practicalities are available through the following links:
Programme website (HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences).
Vierumäki website (information about the campus)