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Vocational education

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Vamia and Yrkesakademin I Österbotten offer vocational education in Vaasa.

VAMIA is run by the City of Vaasa and is a multidisciplinary vocational education organisation with approx. 7000 students per year (3000 fulltime). Vamia is offering vocational education to youth (16-19 years), to adults, to working life and to the industry. The programs offered are on EQF level 4 and specialist vocational ...

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You can see the fields of studies and information about respective school on their web pages. You can apply for studies through the centralized application services.

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.

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City of Vaasa

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Text edited by: City of Vaasa
Updated: 8/12/2023