Welcome to Luksia

Luksia offers vocational qualifications and tailored personnel training to meet the needs of individuals, private companies and public institutions. Each year we cater for approximately 5 000 certificate and adult students with a staff of around 350. Luksia operates is owned by 8 member municipalities in the Western Uusimaa region.

The largest campuses are situated in Lohja (60 km from Helsinki) and Nummela (Vihti, 40 km from Helsinki). In addition, there are smaller units in the region and a campus in Espoo that hosts several hundred immigrant students in Finnish language Training.

Our initial vocational education includes the following fields of study:

  • Technology, Communications and Transport
  • Business and Administration
  • Natural Sciences
  • Health and Social Sciences
  • Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
  • Culture

International exchange students

We are happy to have you as exchange student in Luksia, perhaps completing your on-the-job training in a Finnish company, or spending some weeks with our students at Luksia, Western Uusimaa Education and Training Consortium.

International project

Luksia is engaged in several international projects and networks. Luksia has also been granted the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter by the Finnish National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme until 2027.

Erasmus+ mobility projects

The Erasmus+ grants for students are mainly for work-based learning periods abroad, from 5 to 10 weeks. The mobility periods for the staff are usually 3 -5 days.

Our partners include, among others:

  • Estonia: Tartu Kutsehariduskeskus
  • Netherlands: Rijn IJssel College, Arnhem
  • Slovenia: Vocational College for Catering and Tourism, Bled
  • Spain: Education & Mobility, Bilbao; IES Xabier Zubiri Manteo, San Sebastian; several vocational colleges in the region of Galicia
  • Sweden: Bromangymnaiset, Hudiksvall
  • France: SEPR, Lyon

PRODIGE – PROmote DIGitalisation for Education & training (2021-2023)

This Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnership project, coordinated by SEPR/France started in June 2021. The aim is to strengthen the European dimension of VET centers by:

  • Supporting physical mobility: digitalizing some ofthe activities to manage students’ mobilities
  • Enhancing cooperation with local families
  • Increasing teachers’ competence and networksto develop Internationalisation at Home activities

The project was presented as a good practice example in an Erasmus+ TCA ‘Sustainability inErasmus+: Towards the green transition’ organised by the German National Agency, 2-3 December 2021.

Networks of Finnish vocational colleges

Luksia is a member of four national networks that consist of Finnish vocational colleges, focusing on a specific theme or geographical region in international activities:

  • FinnVET in China – vocational education network between Finland and China
  • Kanada-verkosto – vocational education network between Finland and Canada
  • KEVA – network focusing on development cooperation, voluntary work and global education

Want to work with us?

Please contact Coordinators of International Affairs: international@luksia.fi

Please note that Luksia offers education and training only in the Finnish language (required level: B1-B2). If you have any questions concerning applying to Luksia, please contact our admissions: hakupalvelut@luksia.fi