We wish you a warm welcome to YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia
Regardless of length, form and methods education and studies give unprecedented experiences and possibilities of growth. Learning something new is a journey towards unexplored territories. This journey may not always be easy but it is worth taking for the future. We offer a wide range of education and services for youth and adults as well as companies throughout our different units in Ostrobothnia. Our education is mainly given in Swedish.
In addition to education we can also offer you assistance with company development and further training of your staff. We are here for you so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia was formed 1 of January 2009 as a result of a merger between three schools; Svenska yrkesinstitutet, Korsnäs Kurscenter and Vocana.
YA has about 250 employees and 3700 students. The Federation of Swedish Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture owns and maintains the school.
YA is led by a board which is responsible for operations and activities. It consists of 9 members and 1 teacher representative, 1 representative for the other staff and 2 student representatives. The board is appointed for a 4- year period and its members are chosen by the co-municipal board of The Federation of Swedish Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture.
A guiding body for YA is the advisory body for working life which is also appointed for a 4-year period and this is appointed by the board of YA. The purpose of the advisory body is to strengthen the vocational skills, the competitiveness and prosperity of the region.
Telephone: +358 6 324 20 00 (switchboard)
For questions concerning applications please dial the switchboard number and then ask for the student office.
You can read more about the Finnish education system on the webpages of the Finnish National Board of Education:
We offer education in the following areas:
- Technology and Communication
- Natural Sciences
- Natural Resources and the Environment
- Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
- Social Services, Health Care and Sports
- Humanities and Pedagogy
- Social Sciences, Business Economics and Administration
- Labor Market Training:
- Education for immigrants
- Degree Supervisor Education
Our education is mainly given in Swedish.
If you have not found accommodation in the city where you study you can inquire whether there are vacant rooms in our dormitory.
YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia offers a great variety of adult education, as well as services for organizations and companies.
At YA! Vocational college of Ostrobothnia you are able to combine your vocational degree with upper secondary studies.
A big part of the studies at YA! consists of so called on-the-job-learning.
YA! Vocational college of Ostrobothnia conducts extensive educational development work which encompasses various projects.
We give students insights into entrepreneurship. Within the majority of our fields of education courses in entrepreneurship are part of the studies.
Labor Market Training is arranged by the Employment and Economic Development Centre which can hire YA! to arrange the education.
We at YA! Vocational college of Ostrobothnia offer you a positive change in your life and your professional career.
The vocational skills test is the name of the days when the students who attend the curriculum-based studies for a basic vocational degree demonstrate their vocational skills in work assignments. The vocational skills test.