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North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium

is the organization whose main function is to provide qualified vocational education in the county of North Karelia. The mission of the North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium is to develop vocational expertise for the benefit of North Karelia, taking both the working life and the individual into consideration.

North KareliaWe support student's learning also by common non-vocational education and support working life and the regional development by improving all branches of industries in North Karelia. Teaching and development work with the community's vitality and the possibilities of its inhabitants are arranged by the co-operation with our interest groups.

Our units contain 5610 students and a staff of app. 880 including 600 teachers. The sites for educational establishments are in Joensuu, Kitee, Lieksa, Nurmes, Outokumpu and Valtimo.

The most important types of education are vocational education and training (upper secondary level), adult education, vocational further and supplementary education and training, labor policy education, apprenticeship training, common non-vocational education, and summer university teaching.

The consortium operates on eight fields of education, over 300 qualification titles, tailor-made education available on request and development of business and commerce are run through various projects.

North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium has been awarded by the Ministry of Education 2004,  2008,2012 and 2016: The Quality Award of vocational education and training.
In the National Skills Competition FinnSkills we have been among the top performers and educational providers 2005-2016.

The Consortium is also partner and owner in some development organizations like Joensuu Science Park.

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Finnish Education - Equal opportunities for all (14.11.2013)
Finland's education success

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