POKE Vocational College
We offer the best paths to your future, whether it be towards a professional degree or continuing education.
Students receive personal study guidance and we believe in learning by doing. The students individual needs are taken into consideration, and we also customize training for companies. Our graduates are in demand in the workplaces of Central Finland.
The language of instruction at our school is Finnish and therefore we offer vocational qualifications in Finnish only. You are welcome to apply for a study place if you can speak Finnish well enough to be able to follow lessons in Finnish.
We educate professionals in the following fields:
- Business and administration
- Natural Sciences
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Service Industry
- Health and Welfare
- Information and Communication Technologies
We operate in 13 municipalities in Northern Central Finland.
We have facilities in Äänekoski, Saarijärvi, Viitasaari and Laukaa, and we provide instruction throughout the Northern Central Finland region.
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You can apply to POKE at any time. The schedule of your studies will be planned together. Take a look at what we offer and apply to POKE!
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