Ammattiopisto SAMIedu/ Vocational College SAMIedu
SAMIedu is an upper secondary vocational education college in the town of Savonlinna. The maintaining authority is a federation of six municipalities in the Savonlinna region. Savonlinna is a town of about 36 000 inhabitants, situated in the middle of a large lake district in eastern Finland, c. 330 km from Helsinki. The main sources of livelihood are tourism, wood, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering industries.
The number of students in SAMIedu is c. 2000, two thirds studying in youth education, aged 16-19, for several basic vocational qualifications, one third of the total number are adult students either in basic vocational education, further or specialist qualifications or in apprenticeship training. Most of the students come from Savonlinna and the surrounding villages, a large number also from all over Finland. The total number of staff in SAMIedu is 250.
SAMIedu has a large international network for annual cooperation projects with 19 partners in Europe and Russia.
This cooperation is financed with Erasmus+ funding (Mobility Projects) as well as funding from Finnish National Board of Education (Development Projects). The priorities of the mobility projects include student and staff exchange, digitality, coaching for the exchange periods and improving the expertise of the staff. The development projects such as The Russian Network of Vocational Educational Institutions, KAMO ÓN China Project and European Pathway Project are funded by National Board of Education.
Annually about 50 students from SAMIedu complete their on-the-job training abroad and about 40 foreign students in SAMIedu workshops or some companies in Savonlinna. Approximately 10 members of SAMIedu staff participate in working life projects abroad.
The on-the-job training of foreign students mainly takes place in SAMIedu workshops being so a natural part of internationalization at home, a good way for students to learn to know each other and to improve their language skills. A lot of leisure program is also arranged by the students of SAMIedu .
For further information please contact
tel. +358 44 550 6237, anne-mari.behm(at)samiedu.fi