Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education Sedu consists of Vocational Education Centre Sedu and Sedu Adult Education - in short Sedu. Sedu is among the biggest vocational education and training providers in Finland. There are some 4000 students at the age of 16-19 studying for vocational upper secondary qualification and the staff of 500. We are a high quality VET school with eight units in the western part of Finland, in the region of South Ostrobothnia. Vocational Education Centre Sedu provides vocational qualifications in the following study sectors: Social Science, Business and Administration, Arts and Crafts, Social Services and Health, Natural Resources, Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services, Technology and Transport Sector
Vocational Adult Education Sedu with its nearly 20 000 students and 220 staff members concentrates on adult training within the system of competence-based qualifications. Sedu works to improve the competitiveness and standard of operations of companies and other organisations by offering them tailored training and development services. Sedu also plays an important role in the integration of immigrants by providing courses in the Finnish language. An important role of the centre is also to provide employment training and career guidance. Mostly the training follows the national competence-based qualifications system but tailored courses for companies are also arranged.
We at Sedu see the creation of open and flexible learning environments and individual study paths as essential for the motivation of our students and as a key to successful learning. The same can be said of the wide range of international study opportunities for our students and the many international opportunities for our members of staff. As an acknowledgement of excellence, Sedu recently won a national quality award from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
South Ostrobothnia, with more than 208,000 inhabitants, is the sixth-largest market area in the country. The region invests heavily in technology skills as well as food industry research and development.