Vocational qualifications and training

Sedu provides vocational education and training in 25 vocational qualifications in several locations around the region. In addition, Sedu organises education and training for further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications. There is also a wide selection of short term trainings and tailor-made in-house trainings for companies and their personnel. Vocational education and training is designed for both young people and adults with or without previous vocational qualifications.

For further information about Vocational Education and Training in Finland, please check the website of the Finnish National Board of Education.

The Finnish vocational education and training (VET) reform updated the entire education in January 2018. VET has to respond more swiftly to the changes in work life and operating environment and to adapt to individual competence needs. Please, read more about the Finnish VET reform here.

VALMA Preparatory Instruction and Guidance Programme for VET

VALMA Programme is aimed at young people who

  • have completed compulsory basic education or
  • have quit their vocational studies  or
  • have no study place or
  • are in danger of dropping out of the educational system or
  • have immigrant backgrounds

VALMA is a 1-year-program (30-60 competence points) and forms a bridge to vocational education and training. VALMA gives the possibility for the student to learn about different study options and make plans for future, strengthen their learning skills and improve their grades and skills in Finnish.

The next VALMA programme at Sedu will start in Seinäjoki, Lapua and Ähtäri Campus in autumn term 2018. The programme will also start either in Kauhajoki or Kurikka Campus. Flexible admissions are also possible troughout the year.

Integration trainings for immigrants

Sedu provides integration trainings for adult immigrants to give them better possibilities of becoming a part of the Finnish society. Integration training offers an important pathway to vocational education and training and the labour market. Immigrants can apply to integration trainings through local TE services

Contact persons:

Ms Kirsi Lounela, manager of international relations
tel. +358 40 830 2246
email. kirsi.lounela(at)sedu.fi

Ms Terhi Haapala, international coordinator
tel. +358 40 868 0333
email. terhi.haapala(at)sedu.fi

Ms Tanja Rajala, project coordinator tel. +358 40 868 2082
email. tanja.rajala(at)sedu.fi