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Rural Entrepreneur & Animal Attendant | Vocational Qualification in Agriculture


Competence area of Animal Husbandry, Animal Attendant
Animal attendants who have completed the competence area of animal husbandry know how to feed, care for and breed healthy animals in different kinds of animal husbandry enterprises. They have extensive basic knowledge about the vital functions of animals and their nutritional needs, feeds, health care, behavior and wellbeing. They are able to look after the welfare of different animals and carry out tasks related to animal care in accordance with the statutes and decrees in force. They know how to use the machinery and equipment required in their work correctly, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Competence area of Agriculture, Rural Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs who have selected the competence area of agriculture know how to work in various types of rural enterprises. They have extensive basic knowledge regarding how to keep land fertile and the factors that affect plant growth. They possess good technical skills and know how to use and take care of the machinery and equipment necessary for their work. Depending on their choices, they know how to manage production animals and promote their welfare, pursue forestry methodically, serve customers, or use and plan the production technology and the building stock of their enterprise.

We have a modern teaching farm; new robo barn, modern agricultural machinery, well-being center for dogs and different domestic animals.
The practice periods are done on our teaching farm and/or on other farms.
Basic working clothes are provided by the school.

Vuoksi Student association has a game room at the campus (billiard, ping pong, darts, table football). The Student Association organizes also different events during the year.

Vuoksi Campuses are located close to the Kauhajoki town center.
Kauhajoki town is situated in southern Ostrobothnia. With its dynamic and thriving business community, Kauhajoki is the second largest town in the Province of Western Finland in terms of land area. The population is approximately 14 000.
Kauhajoki is known for its beautiful nature. Two national parks, Lauhanvuori – Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark, and the magnificent landscape of the Hyypänjokilaakso river valley will inspire any visitor to pause and admire the diversity of nature. The boundless expanse of the Ostrobothnia lowlands is a breathtaking sight.
Kauhajoki has a wide range of training and educational institutes offering general, vocational, and tertiary education.

More information on Kauhajoki:

We will help with finding accommodation.

Students can search for accommodation:

Kauhajoen Asunnot Oy (ent. KKVA) | Kotisi Kauhajoella

Vuokra-asunnot Kauhajoki: 8 kpl – Vuokraovi.com

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