Lappia on parasta lappia! = Lappia is the best part of Lapland!
Vocational College Lappia (Ammattiopisto Lappia) offers upper secondary level professional education for students to develop professional competence in their own field and respected professionals, who are also able to function in an international environment.
Vocational College Lappia strengthens the local and regional competence and welfare of the local populations. The location of the college is well exploited in its activities; pure nature, services, high-tech industries and opportunities offered by the business sectors.
The basic vocational studies aim at providing students with the appropriate knowledge and skills for vocational expertise. Besides developing vocational skills our aim is to support students in becoming balanced and matured individuals and to prepare them to further studies.
In Vocational College Lappia there are 3500 students and 360 staff members. The college offers education in five branches, Service, Technology, Culture, Welfare and Nature. There are vocational study programs with 44 occupational titles. Studies take 2–3 years depending on previous studies and work experience. Teaching is mainly organized at college premises but supervised on-the-job training accounts for at least 20 credits.
Students can participate in developing their curricula and they are also allowed to choose studies in other departments of college and upper secondary schools as well as universities and universities of applied sciences also abroad. Modern workstations with access to internet e-mail and online libraries are available for all students. The college provides students with libraries and Learning Centers.Vocational College Lappia is/has taking part also project activities both in the national and international level (Erasmus +, Nordplus, etc).
International operations and co-operation are a natural part of everyday life at Vocational College Lappia. Students, teachers, and other experts from abroad bring an international touch to learning in the vocational college and to the local working life in the North.
An important objective of international activities in Lappia is to offer the students and staff possibilities to experience working and studying in international environments and project work. The aim is to provide the students and staff with the skills they need to meet the requirements of an international study and working environment both in Finland and abroad.
Lappia is a participant in many international projects and a member in versatile networks enhancing cooperation in internationality.
You can get information on the international activities from the contact persons on our website.
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