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A modern and versatile vocational college in Northern Central Finland.Poke Vocationl College

We offer the best paths to your future, whether it be towards a professional degree or continuing education.

Students receive personal study guidance and we believe in learning by doing. The student’s individual needs are taken into consideration, and we also customize training for companies. Our graduates are in demand in the workplaces of Central Finland.

We educate professionals in the following fields:

  • Business and administration
  • Natural Sciences
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Service Industry
  • Technology
  • Health and Welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies

We operate in 13 municipalities in Northern Central Finland.

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

Services for working life

Take advantage of your full potential.

We help companies and organizations to develop the competencies of their personnel.

Our customers are small, medium-sized and large companies. We offer possibilities to raise skills and take business to a new level. Training is an investment that pays off!

  • Recruitment support
  • Needs assessment and competency development programs
  • Personnel development
  • Business development and training
  • Apprenticeship training and workplace supervisor
  • Workforce training

Upper secondary qualifications

The best paths to your future. Nearby.
Upper secondary qualifications offer the necessary skills for your dream job.
After gaining upper secondary qualifications, it is possible to work or continue studies in a university or university of applied sciences.


  • Automotive sector
  • Hair and Beauty Services
  • Education and guidance
  • Machine and production technology
  • Business adminstration
  • Logistics
  • Nature and environment
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Process engineering
  • Wood industry
  • Construction
  • Restaurant and catering
  • Social and health field
  • Electrical and automation field
  • Building technology
  • Information and communication technologies


Preparatory studies for vocational education.

Are you still trying to decide what your dream job is? The VALMA program helps you develop your study abilities and offers support in choosing your educational and professional direction.

Further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications

Broaden your professional horizon.

Further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications offer the opportunity to deepen your professional skills and demonstrate your ability to handle demanding tasks.

We also offer a wide variety of shorter courses to update your skills or to venture into a whole new field.


  • Business and management
  • Technology
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Health and Welfare
  • Palvelut Services
  • Logistics


Apply to POKE!

Continuous admission

You can apply to POKE at any time. The schedule of your studies will be planned together. Take a look at what we offer and apply to POKE!

Admission services

We look forward to planning your future together!

+358 40 7120 935


Services for working life

Contact us!

+358 40 7120 923



Äänekoski Federation of Municipalities for Vocational Education

POKE Vocational College

Piilolantie 17

44100 Äänekoski



POKE Vocational College

Saarijärvi Tarvaala Bioeconomycampus

Uuraistentie 240

43130 Tarvaala