About us

Covid-19/ Corona-virus

The management of the South Savo Vocational College decided that all international exchanges were interrupted in the beginning of March 2020. No exchanges take place during spring 2021. We are preparing to send and receive exchange students in autumn 2021, or when it is possible.

South Savo Vocational College Esedu

Esedu offers vocational education for adolescents and adults. Our vocational training includes compulsory and elective studies blending school-based and on-the-job learning in individual study plans. The qualifications are taken in the form of competence-based qualifications in real-life situations. We build our strategy on close co-operation with the working life and also offer personnel training, consulting and development services for both the public and the private sector.

Annually we have approximately 7000 students. Of those students 1700 are adolescents studying for a vocational upper secondary qualification and 5300 are adult students. We have c. 360 staff members of whom 229 are teachers.

We operate in two locations in eastern part of Finland in towns Mikkeli and Pieksämäki

We offer vocational education and training (VET) in the following fields:

  • Culture
  • Social sciences, business and administration
  • Natural sciences
  • Technology, communication and transport
  • Natural resources and the environment
  • Social services, health and sports
  • Tourism, catering and domestic services
  • Humanities and education
    On-the-job training is an integral part of studies

Finnish education system

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