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Published: 3 November 2009

Students in apprenticeship training number 70,000 in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, 70,000 students attended apprenticeship training leading to a qualification or degree during calendar year 2008.

The number of students was 11 per cent up on the previous year. Forty-five per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 32 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 23 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Less than a half of the students, 46 per cent, were women.

New students numbered 28,000. Of the students, 12,200 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 33 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 40 per cent further vocational qualifications and 27 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Fifty-two per cent of the qualifiers were women.

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

New students, students and qualifications in apprenticeship training by region in 2008

Region of the organiser of apprenticeship training Apprenticeship training
New students Students Completers of a qualification
Whole country 28,013 70,037 12,193
Mainland Finland 27,967 69,873 12,148
Uusimaa 10,056 25,220 4,279
Itä-Uusimaa 639 1,558 270
Varsinais-Suomi 2,459 5,672 766
Satakunta 879 2,412 567
Kanta-Häme 749 1,817 400
Pirkanmaa 2,077 5,298 944
Päijät-Häme 846 2,668 392
Kymenlaakso 595 1,508 247
South Karelia 347 1,058 212
Etelä-Savo 487 1,413 296
Pohjois-Savo 846 2,036 454
North Karelia 486 1,350 304
Central Finland 1,090 2,753 596
South Ostrobothnia 2,806 5,681 613
Ostrobothnia 656 1,572 442
Central Ostrobothnia 261 701 138
North Ostrobothnia 1,518 4,106 621
Kainuu 271 749 157
Lapland 899 2,301 450
Åland 46 164 45
Åland 46 164 45

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. Participants and/or completers of a qualification in apprenticeship training in then calendar year 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2008/04/aop_2008_04_2009-11-03_tie_004_en.html