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Published: 3 November 2010

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 84,400 in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, 84,400 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2009. The number of students was 8 per cent up on the previous year. Forty-five per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 46 per cent for further vocational qualification and 9 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-six per cent of the students were women. New students numbered 43,600. Of the students, 18,500 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 41 per cent were initial vocationa qualifications, 51 per cent further vocational qualifications and 8 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty-one 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 2009 1)

Region of education New studemts total Students total Completers of a qualification
Whole country, total 43 621 84 400 18 541
Mainland Finland 43 620 84 349 18 515
Uusimaa 11 459 21 183 4 146
Itä-Uusimaa 391 872 180
Varsinais-Suomi 3 314 6 889 1 232
Satakunta 1 850 3 829 841
Kanta-Häme 1 906 3 433 571
Pirkanmaa 4 018 7 352 1 524
Päijät-Häme 1 352 2 453 578
Kymenlaakso 939 1 968 445
South Karelia 746 1 263 279
Etelä-Savo 785 1 877 619
Pohjois-Savo 2 279 4 544 1 072
North Karelia 1 643 3 506 990
Central Finland 2 815 5 266 1 364
South Ostrobotnia 1 611 3 367 837
Ostrobotnia 1 645 2 732 343
Central Ostrobotnia 653 1 375 259
North Ostrobotnia 3 753 7 346 1 858
Kainuu 725 1 531 286
Lappi 1 727 3 554 1 087
Unknown 9 9 4
Ahvenanmaa 1 51 26
Ahvenanmaa 1 51 26
1) Excluding apprenticeship training.

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Reija Vento (09) 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 3.11.2010

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 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2009/03/aop_2009_03_2010-11-03_tie_003_en.html