Networks for Members

The Union of Professional Engineers is launching activities where members have an opportunity to network in a way that benefits them. The network of experts has been operating since 2019, and in Autumn 2020 the networks described below will also be launched. Registration for all networks is done through the same form:

After registering, the network leader will contact you with more details. For more information about the network, please get in touch with the contact person of the specific network. The networks operate in Finnish, except for the English-speaking network.

The network of experts serves as a platform for discussion between members of different technical backgrounds, especially on issues requiring deep engineering expertise.

The network of experts aims to find solutions to societal issues and also provides the union with information following requests for comments from external sources. The network of experts organizes at least one bigger seminar and one open discussion event each year, highlighting engineering expertise.

Further information: Specialist Miihkali Härkönen (miihkali.harkonen@ilry.fi).

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The network is meant for all members, who wish to discuss Finnish working life in English and to network internationally. The network arranges discussions in O365 Teams, webinars in English on current issues, and, depending on interest, also annual meetings or seminars.

Further information: Regional Advisor Anne Granat-Jukakoski (anne.granat-jukakoski@ilry.fi)

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The network of vocational trainers is intended for the members of the union who, in their work or in their leisure time, perform various vocational training tasks. This is a channel where you can network and discuss your work with other people in a similar profession.

The network can learn from each other and share their expertise during discussions and training courses on topics that have been agreed together by the network members. The network’s activities take place via the Teams application, where discussion can occur regardless of time and place. In addition to this, the network organizes online training and webinars, or even in-person seminars, depending on the interest and needs of the network members.

Further information: Regional Advisor Marjo Nykänen (marjo.nykanen@ilry.fi)

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Would you like to take part in team sports? Do you have a good team of engineers or colleagues who wants to take part in a tournament? The network activities of the Union of Professional Engineers also cover sports, team sports, and other physical activities.

The union encourages and supports the members to represent it in various tournaments and events. You can represent the union in a competition for any sports, and the event can be anywhere in Finland. The union pays the team’s participation fee and helps to assemble the team if necessary. The condition of the support is that the team is made up of members of the union, and the team uses the Union of Professional Engineers’ name.

Are you interested in a specific sport, event, or participation? Sign up, and we can see if the team can be assembled. You can also suggest a tournament or event that you are interested in if it is not yet on the list. Help assembling teams is also welcome. If you have any interest in assembling a team and expanding your network, please contact us.

Further information: Regional Advisor Mikko Sormunen (mikko.sormunen@ilry.fi)

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The network is intended for union members who act as part-time or full-time salespeople, as technical support for sales teams, or as sales managers or entrepreneurs.

The purpose of the network’s events is to increase the professional skills of those working in sales by providing training on various aspects of sales, book tips for salespeople, and possibly summaries on the main points of the books. In the network, you can share the things you have learned with interested listeners and discuss ideas, perspectives, techniques, product/service presentations, and so on.

As a rule, the meetings of the network are held as webinars and a physical seminar is held once a year to get an external expert to speak on an issue that the network feels is important.

Further information: Jouni Röksä (jouni.roksa@ilry.fi)

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You have to feel well at work, whether you’re working remotely, working while traveling, moonlighting, working overtime, working at a flexible workplace, or just plain old working. Well-being at work is also in the interest of your employer since a worker who feels well is productive, efficient, creative, and innovative.

The aim of the well-being at the workplace network is to raise the issue of work and well-being, create discussion, and bring benefits to the members of the network at different stages of working life. The well-being at the workplace network of the Union of Professional Engineers focuses on the well-being of all employees, without forgetting the small job excursions done on the production side.

If you have even a small amount of interest or something to say about working life or well-being, join us. The union’s well-being at the workplace network operates through webinars, discussions, live events, and other opportunities offered by the Teams platform.

Further information: Regional Advisor Olli Backman (olli.backman@ilry.fi)

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