Pohjoisen Keski-Suomen ammattiopisto

POKE Vocational College

Our mission at the POKE Vocational College is to raise the level of professional skills in our region. We do this by providing hands-on education for hands-on work. Our students are actively involved in training where we stress practical application of skills and knowledge to reach educational and professional goals.

POKE is owned by 13 municipalities in Northern Central Finland (Äänekoski Federation of Municipalities for Vocational Education). We provide vocational education for young and adult students as well as apprenticeship training.

We specialize in the following fields: Technology, communication and transport, Natural resources and the environment, Business and administration, Tourism, catering and domestic services, and Social services and health.

We have facilities in Äänekoski, Viitasaari and Saarijärvi and we provide instruction throughout the Northern Central Finland region.

In numbers

  • Annual number of students: 3000
  • Basic degree students: 1500
  • Staff: 240
  • Annual expenditure: 20 million euros

Contact Information

Pohjoisen Keski-Suomen ammattiopisto
P.O. Box 41, Piilolantie 17
44100 Äänekoski

Tel. +358 14 5192 11
Fax +358 14 5192 230

Contact persons

  • Mr Pekka Janhonen +358 400 542 031
  • pekka.janhonen(at)poke.fi