Mr Raimo Sivonen has worked at secondary level vocational education and training for 24 years. During his career at VET, he has been a teacher, development manager, project manager, international manager and last 9 years as a principal at Kainuu Vocational College in Northern Finland. He is a member of SAJO ry (Leaders of Finnish Vocational and Technical Colleges association) executive team. He has been a member of EFVET (European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training association) executive team and steering committee 2007-2016. He has also been a vice president of IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association) 2005 – 2010.