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.
We 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, Outokumpu,
Nurmes, Valtimo and Pyhäselkä/Niittylahti.
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
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
The Consortium is also partner and owner in some development
organizations like Joensuu Science Park.
Read more about us:
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See some videos about Finnish education
Finnish Education - Equal opportunities for all (14.11.2013)
Finland's education success
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Welcome to Joensuu!
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