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A baker-confectioner is a baking professional who makes for example bread, cakes, jelly rolls, pastries and biscuits. The confectioner’s tasks may also include the selling of the products. The work is largely manual, but it also includes the use of different equipment. The profession requires digital dexterity, accuracy and customer service skills.

Baker-confectioners work in bakeries, confectioneries, cafes, restaurants, catering companies, and in the bread sections and baking centres in stores.

Beauty Therapist

A beauty therapist is a beauty care professional whose work seeks to promote and maintain the beauty and health of the skin and body. The customer is cared for according to his or her individual needs with the help of many products and equipment developed for skin and body care. The profession requires accuracy, customer service skills and manual skills.

Beauty therapists work for beauty salons, spas, pharmacies, cosmetics stores and importers of cosmetics. Most beauty therapists work as entrepreneurs.


A builder is a versatile construction field professional whose diverse tasks may include nearly all work related to building houses or constructing out of concrete. He or she works at sites where new constructions are being built or older buildings are being renovated.

The profession requires manual skills, problem-solving skills, capacity for independent working and good physical condition.

Builders mainly work for construction companies and the construction product industry.


A cook plans and prepares meals for restaurant customers. The work includes the pre-processing, processing and cooking of different raw materials and semi-finished products. The profession requires manual skills, creativity and good senses of colour, taste and smell.

Cooks work in different restaurants, industrial kitchens, cafes, and event and catering companies.


An electrician performs installations of electrical, telecommunications and other systems at construction sites. He or she also repairs and services electrical equipment in industrial and energy plants and service companies. The profession requires technical know-how, accuracy and care as well as ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Electricians work in electrical contracting companies, or within the energy industry, the electronics and electrical industry and the machine and metal industry.


A hairdresser cuts hair and does beard treatments, cares for hair and the scalp, dyes hair and performs different permanent wave treatments. He or she does hairstyles and makeup and advises the customer on hair and scalp care and the use of cosmetic products. The profession requires customer service and interaction skills, manual skills and aesthetic vision.

A hairdresser cuts hair and does beard treatments, cares for hair and the scalp, dyes hair and performs different permanent wave treatments. He or she does hairstyles and makeup and advises the customer on hair and scalp care and the use of cosmetic products. The profession requires customer service and interaction skills, manual skills and aesthetic vision.

Hairdressers work as entrepreneurs and in hairdressing companies. Hairdressers also work in sales, consulting and educational tasks and for theatre and media companies.


A joiner manufactures, for example, furniture, wood fittings and doors from sawed goods or wooden plates. Work tasks may also include repair and installation work. In addition to manual skills, the work requires care, accuracy and quality consciousness.

Joiners work in joinery factories and workshops, furniture factories and within the building carpentry industry.


A machinist manufactures metal pieces and machine parts through different processing methods. In addition to manually operated machines, parts are manufactured with computer-operated machine tools. The profession requires knowledge of processing technologies, work machines and materials used, as well as accuracy, care and cooperation skills.

Machinists mainly work in machine shops and metal workshops.


A plater-welder manufactures products from metal plates according to technical drawings, using different manual and computer-aided sheet metal work and welding machines. In addition to the mastery of metal processing technologies and knowledge of materials, the profession requires, for example, an ability to read technical drawings, quality consciousness and good cooperation skills.

Plater-welders work in machine shops, workshops, dockyards, repair shops and factories. Plater-welders may also work in different fields, such as the construction industry.

Pre-vocational studies

These studies have been developed for the transition point between basic education and upper secondary level. They are aimed at supporting successful transitions from one level to the next as well as endorsing the continuity of students’ lifelong study tracks.

Prior to starting education leading to an upper secondary vocational qualification, students may apply for pre-vocational programmes preparing for vocational studies, where necessary.

The studies are directed at young people without a clear idea of their career choice or without sufficient capabilities to apply for or cope with vocational studies.  The studies last approximately one year (60 credits) and each student studies in accordance with his or her individual study plan. We provide the students with the opportunity to:

Small Machinery Mechanic

A small machinery mechanic maintains and repairs common motor-operated small machines and work equipment. He or she knows how to manage repair shop and customer service tasks, and which materials and tools to use in maintenance and repair. The profession requires persistence, care and customer service as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Small machinery mechanics work in small machine shops and repair shops.


A stonemason knows the structure of stone and masters different stone processing methods with the help of automation, information technology and good manual skills. The profession requires ability for logical thinking, accuracy and manual skills.

Masons work in construction companies, the concrete industry and the natural stone industry and quarries.

Vehicle Mechanic

A vehicle mechanic repairs cars, vans and trucks and provides periodic maintenance on them. The work requires a versatile command of technology, manual skills and customer service skills.

Vehicle mechanics work in car dealerships, car repair shops and transportation companies. They may also work in an industry that produces vehicle bodies, special- purpose vehicles and trailers.


A waiter presents meals and drinks to customers, receives orders, serves the meals and drinks and delivers the bill to the customers. Flexibility, organisational skills and service orientation are the basic demands for waiters, who work within sales and customer service in different types of restaurants.

Waiters work at hotel restaurants, dining restaurants, lunch or personnel restaurants, dance restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, discos, music bars, restaurant cars and ships.

Wellbeing Technician

A well-being technician maintains and improves human health, functionality and condition through technology. The training familiarises the student with technology designed to support human health and well-being. In addition to technical know-how, the profession requires the ability to work independently and cooperation skills.

Well-being technicians work in institutions and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, within the industry of the field and for importers.

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