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Vocational Adult Education

Vocational adult education of today contributes to Finnish welfare by increasing knowledge and skills of the students. Oulu Adult Education Centre (OAKK) operates with  over 45 years of experience in Northern Finland´s expanding city of technology, Oulu. Our students, of course, come from a much broader area.

Vocational adult education plays an important role in maintaining and developing of knowledge in Finland. It responds to the constantly changing needs of labour market by cooperating with companies. Students are encouraged to life-long learning and independent search for information. You can find more detailed information of the adult education in Finland from pages the National Board of Education or from pages the AIKE Group.

Business idea

Oulu Adult Education Centre offers opportunities for adults to learn and grow as employees, entrepreneurs, professionals and as human beings by providing adult education, as well as products and services connected to education, based on the needs of business life.


OAKK offers over 60 competence-based qualifications, and adult education in the following areas:

  • Building maintenance technology, heating and ventilation technology
  • Cleaning services
  • Construction and surface treatment technology
  • Earth construction
  • Electrical engineering
  • Logistics
  • Machinery and metal technology
  • Restaurant services
  • Safety and security
  • Social and health care

OAKK organizes also other vocational further education as well as information technology training, career planning training and training for immigrants.

OAKK also offers tailor-made education and training for companies and individuals seeking to maintain and develop their professional competence.

Contact information

Ms Sanna Matikainen, Principal, tel. +358 44 703 7796
Mr Jussi Kangasmaa, Managing Director, tel. +358 44 703 7900
Ms Sari Hyrkäs, VP of Services, tel. +358 44 703 7714

Postal address:

Oulun Aikuiskoulutuskeskus Oy
Kotkantie 3
90250  OULU