We at Code School Finland share a mission: we wish to support all the children in the world to learn essential skills for the future.
Our founder Jani is an engineer with a background at Nokia. He has many kids with lots of friends, so he started running code clubs for them already back in 2014. Eventually he studied to become a qualified teacher too. Teaching for him was very inspiring and offered a meaningful balance for a serial entrepreneur.
Our CEO Kaisu is a veteran from IT industry. Kaisu started her career as a software developer and is experienced in leading large development and IT services teams. With three primary-school aged daughters, Kaisu was paying close attention to schools when Finland included coding in the national curriculum. Unfortunately she quickly realized that the schools received very little practical support to achieve the objectives of the curriculum: there were no unified learning materials for coding and no adequate training was being offered.
And that’s how the dream started.
At the end of 2019 Code School Finland employs 4 full-time pedagogical experts, programmers and teacher trainers as well as a group of qualified part-time trainers who still run code clubs but also train primary school teachers and develop our learning materials. We’ve been lucky to get Sirkku, Jussi, Outi, Juhani and Juuso in the core team. We’re located in Helsinki and in Oulu, but we travel across Finland for our Finnish customers, and around the globe for our international customers. Many training sessions are now hold online so we can reach more and more teachers.
The company is owned by members of the core team.
In the future we want to continue investing in the quality of Finnish education and to spread this sustainable pedagogical know-how globally. We will be training teachers in China, Japan and Europe soon!