Versatile choice of studies
Our vocational colleges provide education in the following areas:
welfare and culture, business and services, technology, logistics and
forestry. We also facilitate the transition from comprehensive school to
upper secondary education for students who are in danger of educational
World of opportunities for adults
Jyväskylä Institute of Adult Education offers adult learners flexible
solutions and tailor-made training paths for developing professional
know-how in several fields. Both the training and development services
of the Institute take the development requirements of both the customer
companies and the students into account. The Institute offers over one
hundred competence-based qualifications. The Institute also provides
training for updating skills in languages, project management, and
various permits, such as computer driving licence, hygiene pass and
electrical safety permit.
Strong links with industry
In the vocational institutes, a significant share of the learning takes
place on the job. Work placement provides students with a possibility of
gaining valuable practical work experience.
Active role in regional development
It is of vital importance for vocational institutes to develop their
education in cooperation with trade and industry and the public sector.
Our partners include the Regional Council of Central Finland,
municipalities, development organizations, employment and economic
development offices, provincial governments, other educational
organizations, entrepreneur associations, and companies. Our development
activities are based on regional cooperation, and they range from the
development of the whole region to personal learning paths.
Entrepreneurship education is one of the focus areas of the Jyväskylä
Educational Consortium. The students in our vocational colleges are able
to focus up to one quarter of their studies on entrepreneurship, and
they also have the possibility to integrate real business activities in
their studies. The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium offers personal
study paths ranging from inner entrepreneurship to further and
specialist vocational qualifications.
Reaching to the top
Our vocational teachers have national and international experience in
organizing and carrying out tasks as skill supervisors, trainers and
experts in National, World Skills and Euro Skills Competitions.
Develop your competences with us
Our international partner network covers all continents. We are happy to
discuss about new mobility, development and partnership cooperation
plans concerning vocational and general upper secondary education as
well as development of education system nationwide. Our International
Affrairs Manager and International Coordinators will be happy to help
you. Contact us.