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Helsinki Skills Center

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

You can apply to services provided by the Skills Center via the Employment and Economic Development Office or social services.

At the Helsinki Skills Center, your skills will be assessed to evaluate your education and competence. A plan will be drawn up for you, detailing how you can develop your competence and language skills.

After the competence assessment, you will be guided to the next ...

Do the following

V... - Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute Admissions Office, advisory services by email:

To whom and on what terms

You can participate in services provided by the Helsinki Skills Center if you

- are over 18 years old

- live in Helsinki

- are a client at the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE-toimisto) or the social services (sosiaalitoimisto).

Background information

Vocational education and training refers to vocational upper secondary education and training and vocational further education and training that lead to a qualification. Vocational upper secondary education and training leading to a qualification is intended for young people and adults.

In addition to their educational institution, students in vocational education and training acquire competence at the workplace and in online learning environments. Each student studies according to their own study plan and individual leaning needs. On-the-job learning is supported for example with apprenticeships. Application and completion of studies is flexible and studies can be completed in a shorter time than previously. Young people and adults are provided the same education and training services. Vocational education and training provide students with the competence and skills they need to apply for higher education studies.

Vocational education and training is provided by municipalities, joint municipal authorities, organisations, foundations or state enterprises that have an authorisation granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

Education Division, Helsinki
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 3/10/2023