Vocational College Lappia-Powerful Educator in Lapland Vocational College Lappia is situated in Finnish Lapland by the Swedish border. In Vocational College Lappia there are 2900 students, 1300 adult students and 300 staff members.
The college offers education in five branches, Service, Technology, Culture, Social and Health Care and Nature. Studies take 2-3 years depending on previous studies and work experience.
5 Competence Areas
40 Vocational Qualification
80 Preparatory Trainings for Competence-based Qualifications
Apprenticeship Training provides unlimited number of educational opportunities
Vocational College Lappia is actively taking part in projects and cooperation both in national and international level. An important objective of Lappias international activities and projects is to offer the students and staff possibilities to experience to work and study in international environments and project work. Students are able to complete their on-the-job learning placement periods and studies abroad. Students, teachers and other experts from abroad enable the international atmosphere and learning in the college and northern working life. Lappia’s staff is very motivated and some of them very experienced in international projects and operations of VC Lappia, hence motivating also the students’ participation into these project is guaranteed.
Bridge the Ocean project
Bridge the Ocean is a partnership project of the Erasmus+ program, which creates a model of global mobility and cooperation between European and Canadian Colleges. The partners are four vocational education and training (VET) colleges from Finland, two from Canada and one from the Netherlands and Denmark. In the project, two European and one Canadian study units are planned, which will be piloted with a multinational group during the project.
The project is the first European Erasmus+ VET project that involves partners from outside Europe. The main goals of the Bridge the Ocean partnership project are to increase the number of global mobility of students and experts, teachers, and at the same time promote the development of both professional and international competence and key skills. The project seeks visibility and interest in the internationalization of VET.
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