A catering student at our teaching restaurant Aninkainen. Picture: Lauri Tiikasalo
VET Programs at TAI
Turku Vocational Institute offers youth and adult learners training in various fields of vocational education on six campuses within the City of Turku. Through the apprenticeship office, the qualification options are almost limitless!
The Turku Vocational Institute also provides preparatory education for students with an immigrant background as well as education and training specially tailored to the requirements of actively competing athletes.
All study programs include practical learning periods in companies and modules of general studies in languages, science and society and working life skills.
Below, you will find a listing of the study programs that we offer. For more specific information, please visit Ammatilliset tutkinnot on our website in Finnish.
Languages of instruction and student criterion
Our languages of instruction are Finnish and Swedish (only in Business and Administration and ICT). To complete a vocational qualification at TAI, you need to have a sufficient proficiency of either Finnish or Swedish to manage your studies. You will also need to either be a citizen of the European Union or, if you come from outside the EU, have a valid residence permit to Finland or be in the process of applying for asylum in Finland.
You will also need to be able to find accommodation and support yourself financially during your studies – read more on the Finnish Immigration Service website. Turku Vocational Institute does not have a dormitory for student housing. However, Turku Vocational Institute students can apply for housing with the Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) – visit the TYS website for more information and housing applications.
TAI fields of Vocational Education
Technology, communication and transport
Machine and production technology
Property maintenance services
Media and communications
Electrical engineering and automation technology
Building maintenance technology
Textiles and Fashion industry
Telecommunications technology (In Finnish and Swedish)
Information and communications technology (In Finnish and Swedish)
Social services, health and sports
Hairdressing and beauty care
Social and health care (including emergency and dental care)
Business and administration
Business and administration (in Finnish and Swedish)
Tourism, catering and domestic services
Tourism and hotel industry
Restaurant and catering services
For more specific information on the fields of education and programs we offer, visit Ammatilliset tutkinnot on our website in Finnish.
Acquiring a vocational qualification through an apprenticeship contract is a flexible path to education. Most of the education will occur in real-life working situations in a company. The student and the educating employer make a fixed term employment contract. The student will be paid according to the collective labor agreement and has right to free education an the related benefits.
The student will find and secure the workplace themselves and agrees to work according to the contract and follow the workplaces rules and guidance, participate in the education at the education institution.
Find more info on Apprenticeship programs on the Apprenticeship Office website.
or contact the Apprenticeship Office at email@example.com.
Preparatory education for upper secondary qualification (TUVA)
We offer one-year preparatory programmes for both youth and adults who do not have a secondary level qualification and who still need some more preparation in studying skills, working life knowledge, common subjects or Finnish language before entering in a vocational qualification.
Vocational Study Councellor (TUVA)
tel. +35840 621 3152