Welcome to Vantaa Vocational College Varia!

At Varia, we organize multidisciplinary upper secondary education for youths and adults. At Varia you have a chance to graduate with one of more than 20 different basic diplomas.
Teaching is in Finnish, this moment we offer opportunity to study in English only in Restaurant Cook Services area.
We offer also tailor-made educational services to businesses and communities. Currently, we have about 3,800 students, of which 2,700 are youths and 1,100 adults.

You learn a trade at Varia by studying and learning on the job

Our goal is to give students basic skills required in work places; practical skills will be acquired by learning on the job.
All our basic diplomas have at least 20 study credits work training and a period of learning on the job. Our students also work on assignments for customers all the time.

Graduate students from Varia have better employment opportunities!

We work actively in co-operation with businesses in the area. The future employers of our students have a say concerning educational content, and can teach know-how according to the business requirements during the on-the-job learning period. According to a comparison by the Department of Education, graduates from Varia have better employment opportunities compared to those from other vocational institutes in the area.

It is easy to reach Varia from Vantaa and the surrounding areas

We organize upper secondary education at four locations, which are situated close to the railway stations in Vantaa. The adult education is mainly organized at Yrityspalvelukeskus (Business Service Centre) Leija, and the research work in electronics is carried out at Electria.

Studying at Varia is student driven …

Our students will graduate with a basic diploma according to their own progress plan. Students with a basic school education background graduate, on an average, in three years, and students with a matriculation examination background graduate in two years. After the basic studies in their own field, our students choose their study path according to their interests.

… and communal

In addition to studying by working together, our students also have an impact and are more relaxed together. There are plenty of Varia student activities, since we arrange happenings throughout the year, and students participate in the planning and implementation of them.

Global connections

Varia has exchange programs as well as other cooperation with educational institutions and businesses in both Europe and the rest of the world. Globalization aims to promote tolerance, knowledge of other cultures, and placement in an increasingly globalizing working life. Read more or send e-mail: veera.lahtiolsen@vantaa.fi

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