Kouvola Vocational Institute Ltd., Eduko is a vocational training institute involving annually approximately 6 500 students in various training activities. Eduko employs more than 300 experts on education, counselling, administration and other services.

Eduko is jointly owned by City of Kouvola and Kouvola Adult Education Foundation and is a duly licensed operator by the Ministry of Education and Science and a certified member of Education Finland. Eduko is also an Erasmus+ accredited organization which implements the mobility of students and staff with the funding of the program in accordance with the Erasmus+ plan.

Eduko offers a wide range of learning opportunities for individuals and work teams. Training programmes focus on enhancing skills and expertise that are essential in the modern working life. Education, operations and learning environments are developed in close cooperation with working life and companies.

The objective of studies can be either a vocational qualification (basic, advanced, or specialized) with duration of 1,5 – 3 years, continuous education for 3 – 9 months or a further training course or working life certificate training lasting 1 – 60 days. Additionally, Eduko offers language and integration training for immigrants and preparatory training for degree education.

Fields of education in Eduko are:

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Nature and Tourism
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Art, Crafts and Design
  • Business, Fashion and Entrepreneurship
  • Car Technology and Motorsports
  • Cleaning, Real Estate and Security Services
  • Construction and Surface Treatment Services
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Care
  • Electricity, Automation and Building Service Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Machinery and Metal Industry
  • Process and Laboratory Technology
  • Restaurant Services and Food Industry
  • Social, Health and Education


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