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South Savo Vocational College, 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 mobilities, development and partnership cooperation plans concerning vocational education.

We hold Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter granted by The Finnish National Agency for Education.


We offer personnel training, consulting and development services for both the public and the private sector.

First aid, road safety, hot work safety, occupational safety, safety at electrical work, alcohol legislation exam (also in English), hygiene passport training and test (in many languages), Installer of wet room waterproofing certificate.

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To educational institutions and companies we offer in various fields:

  • WorldSkills competition training
  • Short trainings
  • Finnish vocational qualifications as well as qualification units
  • Consulting for further development of vocational education and training system (VET)

We offer following vocational qualifications:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts and Design
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Business
  • Cleaning and Property Services
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Food Production
  • Forestry
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Care
  • Horticulture
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • Restaurant and Catering Services
  • Security Sector
  • Social and Health Care
  • Surface Treatment Technology
  • Textiles and Fashion Industry
  • Tourism Industry
  • Vehicle Sector
  • Vocational qualification in Information and Communications Technology
  • Wood Industry

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