Vocational education and training

Upper secondary level vocational education and training offers basic, further and continuing vocational training for young people and adults alike. Learning by doing is an important part of vocational education, and students get to use both their heads and their hands while studying.


The vocational colleges in the Vaasa region have more than 9,000 young and adult students, with an individual study plan made for each of them. On-the-job learning and work practice periods are a key part of vocational education.

The vocational colleges of the Vaasa region offer dozens of qualifications taught in Finnish, Swedish or English. The colleges operate in modern facilities and their hardware meets the requirements of students’ future working lives. The supply of education in the city is being developed in cooperation with the region’s companies, which is why studying at one of the vocational colleges in the Vaasa region offers an excellent environment to become an expert in your chosen field.

To find out more about the supply offered by the VAMIAand the YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia, use the links given here.