The purpose of the TET work practice programme is to provide pupils with examples of various professions. During the TET period, the pupil gets to see and experience working life.
How TET is practically carried out varies by school. In the seventh grade, the usual manner is to practice the duties of school staff. TET would then encompass, for example, a day or two of assisting the school custodian or cook. In the eighth grade, pupils will be able to take a first look at what working life outside the school is like, as appropriate to the school’s schedules. Not all schools have a dedicated TET period in the eighth grade. Ninth-graders in Tampere get to familiarise themselves with working life for two weeks. The pupil will be able to get to know what life is like in a business and to perform auxiliary tasks.
A City of Tampere basic education TET website is under construction. Businesses can register for the TET marketplace through the Businesses tab. The goal is for eighth graders to be able to apply for TET locations in the spring of 2022 using the new website.