Vocational education and training
After comprehensive school, you can continue your studies through vocational education and training (ammatillinen koulutus) or a general upper secondary school (lukio). Vocational upper secondary education and training qualifies you for a certain profession. That is why the instruction is practical in nature. Adults can also study for a new profession or supplement their skills.
In preparatory education (valmentava koulutus), you will get the competences you need to apply for vocational upper secondary education and training.
Finnish language support
You can improve your Finnish language skills while learning a profession at Helsinki Vocational Adult Institute (Stadin aikuisopisto).
A vocation and Finnish language
You can take part in POLKU or BAANA training if you want to study Finnish and learn a profession at the same time.
Helsinki Skills Center
The Helsinki Skills Center (Stadin osaamiskeskus) offers rehabilitation, education and employment services to immigrants who are over 17 years old and live in Helsinki. You can use the Skills Center services if you are a customer of the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE-toimisto) or social services (sosiaalitoimisto).
You can study for a profession through apprenticeship training (oppisopimus). During apprenticeship training, you will work and study at the same time. You can also get support and help with your studies and learning Finnish.
You can apply to vocational upper secondary education using the joint application process.
You can get vocational education throughout Helsinki.
You can get assistance and support with your studies and wellbeing at a vocational education institution.