salpaus_logo_150x84pxSalpaus arranges both vocational and general upper secondary education and training for comprehensive school leavers and adults alike as well as is an active development partner to local business life.

As a regional vocational education and training institute we now have better possibilities and more opportunities for co-operation and networking with educational institutes and companies both nationally and internationally.

Key figures

  • Salpaus has an annual average of some 19 000 post-16 and adult students.
  • Number of teachers and other staff members approaches 750.
  • Operative income amounts to € 60 million.
    Annual averages:

  • lnitial vocational education 5080
  • Apprenticeship training 1800 Adult education 12 000
  • General upper secondary education 220
    Wide spectrum of upper secondary education:
    lnitial and Further Vocational Education
    General Upper Secondary Education • close to 40 vocational qualifications • almost 100 further qualifications and specialist qualifications; matriculation examination •Working Life and Development Services

    Today successfully completed 3-year vocational studies give general eligibility to pursue further studies at university level, which poses a great challenge; the education and training provided must give the knowledge and skills required to succeed Polytechnics, Universities or School of Art.
    The scope of the study programme is 120 credits (one credit being equivalent to a student’s average study effort of 40 hours), including 90 credits for vocational studies and relevant on- the-job training, 20 for common studies and 10 for free-choice studies. You can also do general subjects and combine them with the vocational training with the intention at passing the matriculation examination.

    The new 3-yeas training programme include minimum six months of on-the-job training.
    Students obtain vocational core skills as well as learning to act in different work communities. On-the-job training ensures that a vocational graduate’s professional skills are up to the requirements and expectations of business life. lt can be completed elsewhere in Finland or abroad.

    • Training and development work
    • On-the-job training
    • Joint projects (national and EU funded projects)
    • Training for on-the-job training counsellors
    • Working life exchange periods for teachers
    • Working life oriented final work assignments
    • Anticipation and quantitative assessment of training needs
    • Promoter of regional training co-operation
    • Personnel training/tailored courses for businesses and public organisations
    • Apprenticeship training
    • Expert services and exchanges

    Partner Details
    Contact:  Ulla Pantsar