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JA Teacher of the year

Preparing young people for their future and success in a rapidly changing society is important. Delivering entrepreneurial education in schools and inspiring and encouraging young people happens due to active people.

Nuori Yrittäjyys ry rewards teachers of excellent merit yearly. Three (3) teachers are chosen as the JA Teachers of the Year, each of which will have delivered the JA Company Programme programme in his or her educational institutional. A JA Teacher of the Year is an ambassador for entrepreneurial education, an enabler who excites and motivates students, an active networker and developer or JA operations in his or her own educational institution.

You can nominate yourself or a JA teacher whom you know for JA Teacher of the Year. On the basis of the nominations received we will choose three teachers who will be awarded in the end of spring 2022.


  • Excites and motivates students
  • Taking students’ abilities and strengths into account
  • Involving one’s local businesses
  • Spreading the message about JA activities
  • Promoting learning by doing and an entrepreneurial attitude in one’s own educational institution

The Teacher of the Year may be a teacher who has long worked with programmes, or a new teacher who has just mastered the programme. Not all criteria need to be filled to be chosen Teacher of the Year.

Previous winners


Juha Kujansuu, Ulvila high school, Ulvila

Tuire Pervilä, Samiedu vocational school, Savonlinna

Jari Heiskanen, Pielisjoki primary school, Pielisjoki

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