We form one of the largest general education as well as vocational education provider in Finland

The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium is a multi-cultural learning society owned by Central Finnish municipalities. We provide upper secondary education and skills, promote entrepreneurship and play an active role in business, industry and the public sector. In addition we are also an active player in the world of work.

We offer both young and adult students general education and training including vocational as well as academic upper secondary school studies for altogether over 8 000 youth and 13 000 adult students every year. Our goal is to provide our graduates with the skills and competences needed to succeed in the increasingly international labour market.

Vocational Institutes

  • Jyväskylä Institute of Adult Education
  • Jyväskylä College
  • Jämsä College
  • Jyväskylä Apprenticeship Training Center

Jyväskylä General Upper Secondary Schools

  • Jyväskylä Upper Secondary School for Adults
  • Jyväskylän Lyseo Upper Secondary School
  • Schildt Upper Secondary School

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 exclusion.

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

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.

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