Hämeenlinna (FI) - Koulutuskeskus Tavastia

Hämeenlinna (FI) - Koulutuskeskus Tavastia


City of Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna, the oldest inland town in Finland. The city is the administrative centre of southern Finland and it has about 67 000 inhabitants. Hämeenlinna is situated 100 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.The City of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639. Hämeenlinna presents the ideal combination of nature and culture. Already 372 years old, the city is full of historical sights and surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.

The city's landmark is its medieval red brick castle and Hämeenlinna is also famous for its unique Aulanko Park and as the birthplace of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.


Tavastia Vocational College

Tavastia Vocational College is, with its 2300 students one of the biggest upper secondary colleges of its kind in Finland. It provides vocational qualifications in 41 educational fields.

 The six sectors of education provided by the college are

  • Culture
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Business and Administration
  • Social Services, Health and Sports
  • Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
  • Technology, Communications and Transport

With the upper secondary "general education" schools in Hämeenlinna the college offers a wide range of optional - vocational as well as general - studies to the students. The students of the college also have an opportunity of choosing upper secondary school studies leading to the matriculation examination. The duration of studies leading to vocational qualifications is three years. Majority of the students are 16-19 years. The college provides apprenticeship training both in youth and adult education. The expertise, up-to-date facilities and equipment give excellent possibilities to plan tailor-made training to face the needs of enterprises.


Vocational education for adults - Further and special vocational qualifications - Education for unemployed people - Day and evening


Kiipula Centre of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation

Kiipula Centre of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation provides services on vocational special education, adult education, rehabilitation, and work life development. Our most important mission is to create our clients new possibilities and solutions to improve their working and functional capacity, well-being, and success in different phases of life.


 The centre is divided into three sections:

  • Vocational College
  • Special Education and Adult Education
  • Rehabilitation Centre - Kiipula Garden