Vocational Education

In Finland vocational education and training provides skills for both life and work. Young people as well as adults can obtain vocational upper secondary qualifications. Adults can also attain further and specialist vocational qualifications at various stages of their career path. A vocational qualification gives general eligibility for university of applied science and university studies. VET is developed, delivered and assessed in close cooperation with the world of work.

Tuition aiming at vocational qualifications is in Finnish except for the study modules included in our international networks. Read more information for incoming students.

VET is developed, delivered and assessed in close cooperation with the world of work.

Gradia’s Vocational Colleges

Our vocational colleges Gradia Jyväskylä and Gradia Jämsä have solution for all vocational education and training needs, no matter the student’s age. There is something for everyone’s individual needs: a vocational upper secondary qualification, a further qualification, a specialist qualification, partial qualifications and short courses. There is also an opportunity to connect vocational and general upper secondary school – just like it should be when renewing learning and working life.  

Gradia Jyväskylä also organizes preparatory education for vocational training, basic education for adults, and diverse opportunities for music and dance hobbies.

Gradia Jämsä, located in the southernmost town of Central Finland, has the special responsibility of organizing vocational education and training for athletes. Students can combine their studies with a career in sports and also study at general upper secondary schools in Jämsä.