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Tavastia Vocational College

Tavastia Vocational College is situated in the city of Hämeenlinna , the oldest inland town in Finland. The city is the administrative centre of southern Finland and it has 66 000 inhabitants.
Hämeenlinna is situated 100 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Tavastia Vocational College is, with its 2300 students one of the biggest upper secondary colleges of its kind in Finland. It provides vocational qualifications in 41 educational fields. As a teacher training college it deals with practical applications of teacher education in close cooperation with the Vocational Teacher Education College of HAMK University of Applied Sciences

The six sectors of education provided by the college are
• Culture
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences, Business and Administration
• Social Services, Health and Sports
• Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
• Technology, Communications and Transport

With the upper secondary "general education" schools in Hämeenlinna the college offers a wide range of optional - vocational as well as general - studies to the students. The students of the college also have an opportunity of choosing upper secondary school studies leading to the matriculation examination. The duration of studies leading to vocational qualifications is three years. Majority of the students are 16-19 years.

The three-year program involves 120 credits. Both vocational and so called general subjects - such as Mathematics, Finnish, English, Swedish, Civics, Physics, Chemistry, ADP, Arts and Culture, Sports - are included in every program.

The college provides apprenticeship training both in youth and adult education. The expertise, up-to-date facilities and equipment give excellent possibilities to plan tailor-made training to face the needs of enterprises.