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Esedu is an upper secondary vocational education college located in the towns of Mikkeli and Pieksämäki. Our students, aged 16-60 study in basic vocational education, further or specialist qualifications or in apprenticeship training. A vocational qualification gives general eligibility for university of applied science and university studies.

We have won National Quality Award from Ministry of Education for developing good practices in vocational education in year 2013 and 2018.

We are one of the holders of Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter 2021-2027 granted by The Finnish National Agency for Education. We are happy to discuss about new mobility, development and partnership cooperation plans concerning vocational education.

Please note that all tuition for individuals is in Finnish.

We offer vocational education and training (VET) in the following fields:

  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Business and administration
  • Health and welfare
  • Humanities and arts
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Service industries
  • Technology

We offer personnel training, consulting and development services for both the public and the private sector in Finland and on international markets.

Services for organizations

Education system and VET in Finland

Education system in Finland (PDF)

Finnish vocational education and training is competence-based and customer-oriented. Students are assessed and credited for previously acquired competence and only acquire the missing competence during their studies. The system allows students to flexibly utilise units of the qualifications and smaller parts corresponding to their own needs.

Finnish vocational education and training

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