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Published: 3 November 2009

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 78,200 in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, 78,200 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2008.

The number of students was around one per cent up on the previous year. Forty-four per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 47 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 9 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-seven per cent of the students were women.

New students numbered 38,800. Of the students, 17,800 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 38 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 52 per cent further vocational qualifications and 10 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty-two 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 2008

Region of education New students Students Completers of a qualification
Whole country 38,761 78,177 17,847
Mainland Finland 38,720 78,080 17,809
Uusimaa 11,089 20,880 4,231
Itä-Uusimaa 262 724 198
Varsinais-Suomi 3,123 6,504 1,300
Satakunta 1,908 3,880 808
Kanta-Häme 1,591 2,753 642
Pirkanmaa 3,372 6,801 1,528
Päijät-Häme 859 1,874 412
Kymenlaakso 811 1,941 476
South Karelia 584 1,125 279
Etelä-Savo 728 1,737 546
Pohjois-Savo 2,122 4,311 946
North Karelia 1,477 3,244 876
Central Finland 2,421 4,795 1,143
South Ostrobothnia 1,326 2,692 818
Ostrobothnia 1,123 2,018 390
Central Ostrobothnia 596 1,298 240
North Ostrobothnia 3,098 6,587 1,710
Kainuu 491 1,203 247
Lapland 1,739 3,597 1,004
Unknown - 116 15
Åland 41 97 38
Åland 41 97 38

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 3.11.2009

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 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2008/03/aop_2008_03_2009-11-03_tie_003_en.html