Finland tops in happiness, innovation, human capital, education and entrepreneurship

Why Finnish TVET?

Finnish competency-based TVET as well as professional training are the best in the world.  Learn what the secrets are behind Finnish TVET and why Finland ranks high in so many international studies.

An ecosystem

Finnish TVET builds on public private partnerships. Training, while publicly funded, is a mixture of school- and work-based learning. The 161 Diploma tracks accredited by the Finnish National Agency for Education support competence development and re/upskilling on three levels, up to middle management. Companies of all sizes benefit from partnerships with training providers.

Competent staff

All teachers/trainers have a university-level degree, a teaching diploma and a minimum of three years industry work experience.

No dead ends

In Finland, TVET opens a path to higher education and to working life. Professional diploma programs support private sector growth and provide the local employers with competent work force.

Competency-based and standardized curricula

The curricula are developed and updated together with the working life. The curricula allow using smart learning environments and diverse learning methods. Entrepreneurship and future skills are integrated into all programs, thus TVET trains for jobs and to create jobs. Over 50% of Finnish entrepreneurs have a TVET background.

Flexible learning

Learning takes place both in school and workplace. All learners have a personal competence development plan outlining where and how learning takes place. Competency-based programs allow studying alongside work.

Continuous professional development for teachers

Teachers have the opportunity to develop their professional competence. This applies to both work-based development and digital competence.