For businesses and organizations
Salpaus Further Education is one of the biggest vocational education providers in Finland. We have 36 Basic VET Qualifications and over 100 Further and Specialist VET Qualifications covering a wide range of fields. We also offer versatile and high-quality non-degree-oriented training. Every year about 14,000 students of all ages study in Salpaus.
Salpaus is an international educational institution. We participate in a wide range of international activities. We offer all our students and staff the opportunity to work and study abroad. We are currently involved in many international networks within Europe and with other countries around the world. Today, we encourage all our employees and students to participate in home internationalization activities here in Finland to develop cultural understanding.
Services for businesses and organizations
We serve companies and public organizations primarily in the Lahti region and we do all that we can to build a strong relationship between education and working life. Our services for businesses and organizations include the following:
- staff training and competence development
- management and supervisory training
- entrepreneur's own skills development
- internships an on the job learning
- student recruitment programs
- language training
- training and guiding for recruiting immigrants
Training in a variety of ways
Training for entrepreneurs and companies can be organized in a variety of ways: apprenticeships, short training programs, tailor-made training programs for specific company needs as well as recruitment and workforce training. Note that the qualification and certification are given in Finnish and generally Finnish is the main teaching language.
Apprenticeship is a popular, flexible and affordable way to develop staff skills. It can also be used to recruit new employees. When studying on an apprenticeship program, the majority of the training takes place within the workplace through practical work assignments. The employer is required to pay the student a salary. The tuition is free for both the company and the student.
Apprenticeship for entrepreneurs
Apprenticeship is also ideal for entrepreneurs to develop their skills at different stages of their careers. You can deepen your knowledge in your field or study a new business area, for example, economics, marketing, sales, or production. Studying takes place primarily while working within your own company and is free of charge.
Company-specific training is tailored to the needs of companies or organizations. The content, forms of study, time and place are agreed according to the requirements of each organisation. For example, language training can be tailored to the precise company needs.
Workforce training is training supported by TE services. This form of training can be used when the company faces challenges or changes. For example, when skilled employees are not found in the area or field that the company requires, or when new technology is taken into use. The decision for workforce training is given by TE services, which also partially funds the training costs.
We also provide many short training programs e.g. professional training qualification, license cards and day courses in finance, marketing, sales, management and leadership. The main training language for these courses is Finnish.
We have many adults and youths studying on a variety of education programs, their studies include real-life work experience in companies. You can offer a student the opportunity to do work/internship in the field he or she is studying. The student carries out the all tasks and does the work to learns the skills needed for that job. The student is guided by an appointed workplace instructor who orientates and directs the student.
Students into work
Our graduating students looking for work in local companies. Students are also interested in working during vacations or on a part-time basis. We cooperate with companies to make the employment of students as easy and practical as possible.