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North Karelia college Joensuu Technology and Culture

Locations: Otsola, Tulliportinkatu 3 and Peltola, Peltolankatu 4
Number of students 1360, teachers 130 and staff 60

Address: P.O.Box 101 80101 Joensuu, Finland
phone: +358 13 244 200.


Mr Jyrki Turunen, principal

Mobile phone +358 50 083 0201

Ara Hayrabedian. international coordinator
Mobile phone +358 50 311 5787

Divisions and qualifications


Head of division Mr. Reijo Härkönen

Peltola campus, Peltolankatu 4 80220 Joensuu

Vocational qualifications in technology
  • Metalwork and machinery​
  • Automotive technology: car mechanic, car body repair
  • Logistics: Warehouse operator, forklift operator, truck driver, bus driver, earth moving machinery operator
  • Electrical Engineering: Domestic and industrial electrical installations, automation, electronics, ICT
  • Security

Construction and culture

Head of division Mr. Jouni Holopainen

Otsola campus, Tulliportinkatu 3 80100 Joensuu

​Vocational Qualification in construction:

  • Construction: house builder/ carpenter
  • House technology: plumber, sanitory
  • Surface Treatment and interior decoration
Vocational qualifications in ciulture:
  • Stone-, Metal- Woodwork, Textiles
  • Wood processing


Finnish Vocational Education and Training System Upper secondary education and training​

For more details on the qualifications above - Curricula and Europass certificate supplements