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JEDU in English

Information about JEDU

The Vocational Education Centre JEDU is the most important organizer of secondary vocational education in Oulu Southern region. The Vocational Education Centre JEDU provides high-quality vocational training and education within over 50 qualifications.

JEDU operates in seven different locations in Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Kalajoki, Nivala, Oulainen, Piippola (Siikalatva) and Ylivieska.

JEDU arranges training in the fields of

Facts about JEDU

JEDU area

There are 14 municipalities with a population of 85,000. The area is located on the coast whose natural landscapes are characterized by a flat coastline with rivers flowing into the Gulf of Bothnia. The Jokilaaksot region has four beautiful seasons from warm green summers to white winters. Nature is clean and serene.

Enterprises, industry and agriculture

There are many small and medium-sized enterprises and dairy farms in the JEDU area. The companies operate mainly in the industry of the metal and wood branches. JEDU has good working relations with Centria University of Applied Sciences and Oulu University of Applied Sciences. JEDU is an active partner in development projects and co-operates with the working life.

International activities

The aim of the international activities is to develop international educational and working life cooperation, to increase knowledge of different cultures, to obtain comparative data through joint projects and to develop education, networking and educational export.

JEDU is known for a high-quality, long-term international cooperation with partners in European countries. JEDU participates in the European Union ’s Erasmus+ program for vocational education and in Finnish National Board of Education programs promoting internationalisation and the quality of vocational education through international cooperation projects and exchange programs.
The Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot has been awarded with The Erasmus + VET Mobility Charter by the Finnish National Erasmus Agency.

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Hannu Simi

Hannu Simi



040 312 0441

Kirsi Peltola



040 687 8360

Heli Kaunismäki

Heli Kaunismäki



040 186 3489