FORSSA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE
Forssa Vocational Institute (FAI) is located in Southern Finland, in the Kanta-Häme region, in the City of Forssa.FAI also has office in Tammela. Forssa is located within a ca. 100 km radius from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. The guiding principle of the Forssa Vocational Institute is to be a multidisciplinary, developing educational institution that meets the requirements of working life and supports each student’s vocational development in his or her chosen field.
FAI has approximately 900 students and 110 staff. Vocational education and training is provided in six different fields preparing students for 18 different vocations. Vocational education and training is offered to young people and adults in the form of regular daytime studies, multiform learning or apprenticeship training.
The duration of the studies is three years.The scope of the qualification is 120 credits. The curriculum includes core subjects common to all qualifications (30 credits, out of which 20 are compulsory and 10 are optional). Vocational studies comprise 90 credits. The language of instruction is Finnish.
Our objective is to offer multidisciplinary study programmes, a high-quality teaching and learning environment and a well-functioning quality management system.In addition, we strive to be a sought-after study and work place with a competent and motivated staff. We engage in active cooperation with the world of work, educational institutions and other interest groups. Our students are successful in finding employment and opportunities for further studies. Our operations are cost-efficient and productive.
Forssa Vocational Institute has received numerous acknowledgments for quality work.The County Governor’s Quality Award was granted in 2003 and the Vocational Education and Training Quality award in 2010.
Our values include customer orientation, individuality, learning, vocational skills and vocational pride, social responsibility and sustainable development, and cooperation.
Vocational Qualification in Audio-Visual Communication, Media assistant
Vocational Qualification in Crafts and Design. Artisan (ceramics, textiles and clothing)
Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology
Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
Vocational Qualification in Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Services, Cook
Social Services, Health and Sport
Vocational Qualification in Beauty Care
Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care, Practical Nurse
Technology, Communication and Transport
Vocational Qualification in Vehicle Technology, Vehicle Mechanic
Vocational Qualification in Logistics, Articulated Vehicle Driver
Vocational Qualification in Information and Telecommunications Technology, ICT Technician
Vocational Qualification in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology, Electrician
Vocational Qualification in Metalwork and Machinery, Machinist
Vocational Qualification in Metalwork and Machinery, Plater-welder
Vocational Qualification in Building Maintenance Technology, Plumber
Vocational Qualification in Woodworking, Carpenter
Vocational Qualification in Construction, Builder
Social Sciences, Business Economics and Administration
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration
Vocational head start
Applying for vocational upper secondary education and training (vocational qualifications) takes place through the joint application system for vocational education and training and upper secondary schools. Applications can be submitted via the internet at www.haenyt.fi. Additional information regarding the joint application system is available at www.koulutusnetti.fi. For any entrance and aptitude tests, educational institutions send applicants an invitation by mail. For career guidance and preparation for vocational upper secondary education and training, educational institutions use their own application forms.
General admittance requirements
Requirements for admittance into vocational institutions include:
· graduation from secondary school or equivalent knowledge
· fluent verbal and written knowledge of Finnish (applicants whose mother tongue is not Finnish are required to take a language test)
· health status suitable for the vocation
· an aptitude test is required for nearly all fields of vocational education and training
adults with education and training or work experience in their field can be admitted directly into the second or third year of study
Link to the web pages of the Finnish National Board of Educations
On-the-job training refers to an integral part of vocational education and training and is carried out on the job. On-the-job training is target-oriented and guided. Vocational upper secondary qualifications comprise a minimum of 20 credits of on-the-job training.
On-the-job training affords employers the opportunity to become acquainted with the students and also an excellent opportunity to recruit new staff from among graduating students.
International activities at the Forssa Vocational Institute aim to provide students with knowledge and skills that enable them to function successfully and competitively in different international operating environments so that they are capable of representing Finland, Finnish society and their own organisation and have the capacity to function independently in an international environment.
Forssa Vocational Institute teachers prepare students for international activities in conjunction with suitable subject areas throughout the course of the education and training.
International activities include the following:
- on-the-job training abroad
- studying abroad
- field trips abroad
- teacher exchange
- international theme days and weeks
- vocational training in a foreign language
Forssa Vocational Institute
30100 Forssa, Finland
Forssa Vocational Institute
P.O. Box 12, 30101 Forssa, Finland
Lounais-Hämeen ammatillisen koulutuksen ky (Southwest Häme region federation of municipalities for vocational education and training), P.O. Box 12, 30101 Forssa, Finland
Forssa office, Saksankatu 27 and 46, Forssa
Telephone: +358 40 7130 555
Email: fai(at)fai.fi, firstname.lastname(at)fai.fi