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Published: 1 November 2007

Students in apprenticeship training number 54,600 in 2006

According to Statistics Finland, 54,900 students attended apprenticeship training leading to a qualification during the calendar year 2006.

The number of students was 6 per cent up from the previous year. Forty per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 34 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 26 per cent for specialist vocational qualification. The shares of men and women among the students were almost equal.

New students numbered 21,800. Of the students, 11,000 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 30 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 39 per cent were further vocational qualifications and 31 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Fifty-five per cent of the completers of a qualification were women.

These data have been collected from the organisers of apprenticeship training.

New students, students and qualifications in apprenticeship training by region in 2006

Region of the organiser of apprenticeship training Apprenticeship training
New students Students Completers of a qualification
Whole country, total 21,793 54,632 11,097
Mainland Finland 21,734 54,521 11,087
Uusimaa 8,047 19,604 3,841
Itä-Uusimaa 456 984 152
Varsinais-Suomi 1,589 3,687 700
Satakunta 811 2,125 494
Kanta-Häme 617 1,532 342
Pirkanmaa 1,747 4,186 787
Päijät-Häme 971 2,304 267
Kymenlaakso 439 1,362 350
South Karelia 298 1,022 232
Etelä-Savo 567 1,445 271
Pohjois-Savo 816 2,115 503
North Karelia 446 1,195 256
Central Finland 1,003 2,729 540
South Ostrobothnia 1,199 2,598 438
Ostrobothnia 469 1,320 379
Central Ostrobothnia 198 669 131
North Ostrobothnia 1,024 2,746 627
Kainuu 247 615 142
Lapland 790 2,283 635
Åland 59 111 10
Åland 59 111 10

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. Participants and/or completers of a qualification in apprenticeship training in then calendar year 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2006/04/aop_2006_04_2007-11-01_tie_004_en.html