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Published: 1 November 2007

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 76,600 in 2006

According to Statistics Finland, 76,600 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during the calendar year 2006.

The number of students was 13 per cent up from the previous year. Forty per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 50 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 10 per cent for specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-five per cent of the students were women.

New students numbered 39,200. Of the students, 18,100 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 36 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 55 per cent were further vocational qualifications and 9 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty-two per cent of the completers of qualifications were women.

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

New students, students and qualifications in preparatory education for a skills examination by region in 2006

Region of education New students Students Competers of
a qualification
Whole country 39,240 76,566 18,064
Mainland Finland 39,216 76,495 18,041
Uusimaa 11,193 20,544 3,952
Itä-Uusimaa 541 1,215 270
Varsinais-Suomi 3,048 6,066 1,322
Satakunta 1,859 3,443 738
Kanta-Häme 2,095 3,718 793
Pirkanmaa 2,942 6,046 1,722
Päijät-Häme 1,057 2,263 424
Kymenlaakso 1,026 1,777 313
South Karelia 512 932 239
Etelä-Savo 806 1,824 561
Pohjois-Savo 1,930 3,990 1,052
North Karelia 1,660 3,342 919
Central Finland 2,250 4,459 1,145
South Ostrobothnia 1,599 3,201 786
Ostrobothnia 919 1,811 325
Central Ostrobothnia 593 1,302 315
North Ostrobothnia 2,959 6,130 1,841
Kainuu 420 1,036 325
Lapland 1,807 3,396 999
Åland 24 71 23
Åland 24 71 23

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 1.11.2007

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 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2006/03/aop_2006_03_2007-11-01_tie_003_en.html