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Finnish vocational education and training

The purpose of vocational education and training (VET) is to increase and maintain the vocational skills of the population, develop commerce and industry and respond to its competence needs.

VET supports lifelong learning and students’ development as human beings and members of society. It provides students with knowledge and skills necessary in further studies and promotes employment. In Finland, around half of the students completing their basic education in Finland continue to VET instead of general upper secondary education. Vocational education and training also enables pupils to continue their studies in higher education.

Learn more by watching the Ministry of Education and Culture's video explaining the Finnish VET system:

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture's informative video on VET.