Published: 3 November 2008

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 77,100 in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, 77,100 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2007.

The number of students was around one per cent up on the previous year. Forty-one per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 49 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 10 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-seven per cent of the students were women.

New students numbered 37,600. Of the students, 19,100 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 37 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 54 per cent further vocational qualifications and 9 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty-three per cent of the qualifiers were women.

These data have been collected from educational institutions. Apprenticeship training is not included in these data.

New students in preparatory education for a skills examination, students and completers of qualifications by region in 2007

Region of education New students Students Completers of a qualification
Whole country 37,601 77,099 19,100
Mainland Finland 37,524 76,990 19,071
Uusimaa 10,334 20,244 4,316
Itä-Uusimaa 299 781 220
Varsinais-Suomi 2,870 6,000 1,490
Satakunta 2,057 4,254 1,035
Kanta-Häme 1,670 3,399 932
Pirkanmaa 3,247 6,873 1,913
Päijät-Häme 1,043 1,790 461
Kymenlaakso 1,135 2,151 419
South Karelia 635 1,139 296
Etelä-Savo 945 2,122 622
Pohjois-Savo 2,092 4,372 1,269
North Karelia 1,295 3,083 868
Central Finland 2,043 3,893 1,108
South Ostrobothnia 1,171 2,924 839
Ostrobothnia 776 1,739 327
Central Ostrobothnia 630 1,332 275
North Ostrobothnia 2,987 6,254 1,538
Kainuu 497 1,131 231
Lapland 1,759 3,441 909
Unknown 39 68 3
Åland 77 109 29
Åland 77 109 29

Source: Education Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Reija Vento +358 9 1734 3279, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 3.11.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Students in preparatory education for a skills examination and/or passers of a skills examination in the calendar year 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2007/03/aop_2007_03_2008-11-03_tie_003_en.html