Niina Puumalainen is a director, teacher, project specialist and developer of VET over 14 years. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching in different levels of training. In her career, she has been teaching and counselling children, adolescents and adults with different national and cultural backgrounds. She is also special needs teacher in VET. Nowadays she works as a development director in Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education. She leads a team of development services and works as a coordinator of Ylä-Savo regional developing board of directors. Coordinating local, regional and international development projects, quality management and strategical anticipation and planning are her main tasks.