Kouvola Region Vocational College (KSAO)
Kouvola Region Vocational College (KSAO) is a multi-disciplinary vocational institution situated in Kouvola, Finland. The educational provider is the City of Kouvola. Altogether in the college there are about 3500 students and the number of personnel is around 250.
The college offers vocational upper secondary education and training in 50 different professions. It offers Vocational Qualifications, Further Vocational Qualifications, Specialist Vocational Qualifications and short courses. Students can study for qualifications through In-service training; Apprenticeship training; Competence test system; and Labour market training (adult employment training).
Close co-operation with the economic markets is very active and changes in the labour market have a direct impact on education programmes.
Kouvola Region Vocational College is very active in international co-operation, the first activities were started in 1985. The college sends abroad about 100 students every year for students exchange and receives the same number of students. The personnel of the college is very international too. Some 80 of them take part of exchanges every year, college hosts teachers from other countries the same number.
Kouvola Region Vocational College, KSAO, carries out Erasmus+ KA1 -projects for students and teachers mobilities and holds VET Mobility Charter. KSAO co-ordinates and takes part in many Erasmus+ KA2 -partnerships projects. The college takes part in networks of Finnish vocational colleges financed by the Finnish Agency for Education and also co-ordinates the network to Russia. The aim of the networks is to build co-operation with the countries outside EU.
Kouvola Region Vocational College is actively involved in co-operation with colleges and employers internationally. The college sends abroad about 100 students every year for students exchange and workplacement periods and receives the same number of students. The personnel of the college takes part in the international activities very eagerly. Some 80 of them take part of exchanges every year and the college hosts teachers from other countries the same number every year.
KSAO Aircraft Maintenance Training
Approval number FI.147.0008
Training center located in Kouvola at Utti airfield
KSAO B1.3 and B1.4 basic training in brief