Petäjä Regional Adult Education Centre

Adult Education Centre Petäjä organizes annually over 300 courses to almost 3.800 participants in the area around Parkano and Kankaanpää. A wide range of subjects vary from handicrafts, visual arts, music, languages, wellbeing to ICT. Our courses are open regardless of age, level of education, home residence or nationality. Age recommendations are marked in the course title (e.g. ”10-11 V.” from 10 to 11 years of age). The teaching is in Finnish if not stated otherwise. A single lesson is 45 minutes long.

Calendar 2019 – 2020

  • Fall term begins at 2.9.2019
  • Fall break 14.-20.10. (Parkano and Kihniö)
  • Fall break 21.-27.10. (Kankaanpää, Pomarkku, Honkajoki and Karvia)
  • Fall term ends at 1.12.2019
  • Spring term begins at 13.1.2020
  • Spring break 17.-23.2. (Kankaanpää, Pomarkku and Lavia) Spring break 24.2.-1.3. (Parkano, Kihniö, Honkajoki and Karvia)

Course Enrollment

  • Enrollment begins on Thu 14.8. at 8:00
  • Online enrollment
  • Phone enrollment during office hours
  • In person enrollment at our offices.

We are sorry not able to process enrollment by email, voice mail, Facebook or text messages. Courses start when they have at least seven enrolled participants. No separate confirmation message of course starting is sent. A text message of course cancellation is sent to those enrolled who have provided a mobile phone number.

Course Fee

Enrollment is binding. By enrolling you commit to paying the course fee. In the course list (e.g. ”Kurssimaksu 32 €” means 32 € for fall term and another 32 € for spring term. The course fee is invoiced twice a year.

If you are not able to attend the course please cancel your enrollment. Do it at least a week before the course starts and it is free of charge. Make the cancellation by phone or email to the office, not to the course teacher.

Financial Aid

The Ministry of Education and Culture grants a special financial aid to support various beneficial activities, such as Finnish language studies. Aid is channeled through adult education centres to reduce course fees. Courses eligible to this aid are issued with a notification ”Opintosetelikurssi!”.

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