Salpaus arranges vocational upper secondary education and training for comprehensive school leavers and adults alike as well as is an active development partner to local business life. Salpaus Further Education is situated in the southern part of Finland.
As a regional vocational education and training institute we have excellent possibilities and opportunities for co-operation and networking with educational institutes and companies both nationally and internationally.
Key figures in 2016
Wide spectrum of upper secondary education:
lnitial and Further Vocational Education
General Upper Secondary Education • close to 40 vocational qualifications • almost 100 further qualifications and specialist qualifications; matriculation examination •Working Life and Development Services
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Today successfully completed 3-year initial vocational studies give also general eligibility to pursue further studies at university level, which poses a great challenge; the education and training provided must give the knowledge and skills required to succeed Polytechnics, Universities or School of Art.
The scope of the study programme is 120 credits (one credit being equivalent to a student’s average study effort of 40 hours), including 90 credits for vocational studies and relevant on- the-job training, 20 for common studies and 10 for free-choice studies. You can also do general subjects and combine them with the vocational training with the intention at passing the matriculation examination.
ON THE JOB TRAINING
The 3-year training programme include minimum six months of on-the-job training.
Students obtain vocational core skills as well as learning to act in different work communities. On-the-job training ensures that a vocational graduate’s professional skills are up to the requirements and expectations of business life. lt can be completed elsewhere in Finland or abroad.
CO-OPERATION WITH WORKING LIFE
• Training and development work
• On-the-job training
• Joint projects (national and EU funded projects)
• Training for on-the-job training counsellors
• Working life exchange periods for teachers
• Working life oriented final work assignments
• Anticipation and quantitative assessment of training needs
• Promoter of regional training co-operation
• Personnel training/tailored courses for businesses and public organisations
• Apprenticeship training
• Expert services and exchanges