Vocational education and universities
Vocational education in Espoo is organized by Omnia The Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region on behalf of its member municipalities Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi. Omnia offers:
- vocational training from basic to specialist qualifications and tailor made courses
- apprenticeship training and youth workshops
- lifelong learning paths for adults
- high school studies for the matriculation certificate and general education
- professional development programs
- building competence in ICT integration including mobile technology
- development and coordination of international capacity building projects
- mobility and development projects with international partners
In Omnia, you can choose from 22 different vocational qualifications in the fields of culture, natural sciences, tourism, catering and economics, social and health care, sports, technology and transport, social sciences, business and administration. Vocational qualifications in social and health care and business and administration are offered in English. In addition, there is a private vocational Kelloseppäkoulu (the Finnish School of Watchmaking) in Espoo.
More information about education opportunities in Omnia at www.omnia.fi.
Several institutes in Espoo offer adult education. These include Työväenopisto (Espoo Adult Education Centre) and Omnian aikuisopisto (International Omnia). Adult education can be preparatory, ancillary or supplementary education according to the learner's study goals and life situation.
Further information about adult education opportunities and institutes at www.studyinfo.fi.
After receiving a vocational upper secondary qualification or a matriculation examination certificate, you may wish to continue in higher/university education. Already during your upper secondary education, you can perform a number of studies in higher education institutions on the basis of cooperation agreements.
There are many higher education opportunities in Espoo, including the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the Open University of the Espoo Adult Education Centre as well as the Aalto University.