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Finnish education is of high quality. Differences in the learning results of different schools are small and nearly all students complete comprehensive school within target time. Preschool education, comprehensive education and upper secondary education is free of charge and also higher education is for the most part free of charge
The goal is for everyone to have an equal opportunity to receive high quality education regardless of the family’s income and to grow up to become active citizens.
The education system includes early childhood education, preschool education, comprehensive education, upper secondary education and higher education. Adult education is intended for adults and it includes a multitude of alternatives from comprehensive to higher education.
The purpose of vocational education and training (VET) is to increase and maintain the vocational skills of the population, develop commerce and industry and respond to its competence needs.
A vocational qualification provides good capabilities for working life. Vocational studies in Finland can either lead to a qualification or be in the form of further education or continuing education needed in different career stages. Vocational basic education qualifies the student for a particular vocation. Therefore, the training is very practically oriented.
Vocational upper secondary qualifications, further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications all provide eligibility for higher education studies.
Collaboration with the working life is one of the indicators of the quality of education and the key to the success of vocational education and training. It is based on the needs of the educational institution, the student and the working life. The parties must be prepared to invest in maintaining and developing cooperation on long-term basis. All parties are dependent on the benefits of cooperation. Maintaining high quality guarantees companies a skilled workforce and future success.
As cooperation increases, vocational education and training is increasingly taking place in the working life, and students' decision-making skills, self-initiative, responsibility, and communication and teamwork skills are developing. These skills and attributes are needed along the path of professional growth to encourage students to become more entrepreneurial, socially cohesive and employable in the surrounding society.