Jari Kalavainen is a Head of Department in Teacher Education College of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Prior to this current position he worked for ten years as a Managing Director and Leadership Consultant in organisation development consulting company. He has also gained experience on managing the secondary education organisations while he worked as a Principal of Vocational and Training College.

Jari is strongly involved in the VET Reform that takes effect from the beginning of the year 2018 in close cooperation with experts and different stakeholders of VET in Finland. JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Teacher Education College is one of the partners of National Board of Education in organizing development work that supports the targets of the reform in a network of Finnish VET institutions.