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Published: 3 November 2010

Students in apprenticeship training number 66 000 in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, 66,000 students attended apprenticeship training leading to a qualification or degree during calendar year 2009. The number of students was 6 per cent lower than in the previous year. Forty-three per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 32 per cent for a further vocational qualification and 25 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Less than a half of the students, 47 per cent, were women. New students numbered 20,100. Of the students, 14,300 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 39 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 37 per cent further vocational qualifications and 24 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Fifty 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 2009

Region of the organiser of apprenticeship training New students total Students total Completers of a qualification total
Whole country, total 20 121 65 997 14 320
Mainland Finland 20 073 65 871 14 306
Nyland 7 576 23 664 5 049
Östra Nyland 514 1 518 250
Egentliga Finland 1 479 5 508 1 084
Satakunta 652 2 117 560
Egentliga Tavastland 397 1 507 367
Birkaland 1 783 5 167 1 316
Päijänne-Tavastland 728 2 435 484
Kymmenedalen 404 1 438 385
Södra Karelen 330 1 039 334
Södra Savolax 413 1 292 246
Norra Savolax 650 1 893 400
Norra Karelen 374 1 215 290
Mellersta-Finland 933 2 646 593
Södra Österbotten 1 365 5 622 1 385
Österbotten 425 1 336 229
Mellersta Österbotten 258 743 146
Norra Österbotten 1 266 4 093 799
Kajanaland 268 704 148
Lappland 258 1 934 241
Åland 48 126 14
Åland 48 126 14

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. Participants and/or completers of a qualification in apprenticeship training in then calendar year 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
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