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Koulutus Ylivieskan seudulla

Education in the Ylivieska Region

Day care

You can apply for municipal day care for a child under school age. Day care can be arranged by a municipal or private day care centre. Day care can be arranged for a full day or part of a day in a day care centre, group family day care, or family day care.

Alavieska, Sievi and Ylivieska

Apply for municipal day care at least four (4) months before your child is due to start day care. A day care place can be granted within two weeks after you have submitted an application form if you suddenly get a job or place of study. Application forms are available at day care offices. You can also print an application form or use an electronic application form.

Street addresses of day care offices:

Alavieska
Pappilantie 1, 85200 Alavieska

Oulainen
Lautatarhankatu 7, 86300 Oulainen

Sievi
Haikolantie 16, 85410 Sievi

Ylivieska
Vierimaantie 3, 84100 Ylivieska

More information on day care and applying for day care in the Ylivieska region is available on the municipalities' websites.

Further information: Day care.

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Early educationFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Early educationFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Early educationFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Early educationFinnish | English

Pre-school education

Pre-school education is education for children at the age of six that is arranged at day care centres or at schools. You can find more information on pre-school education locations and applying for pre-school education on municipalities’ websites.

Further information: Pre-school education.

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Pre-school education in AlavieskaFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Pre-school education in SieviFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Pre-school education in YlivieskaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Pre-school education in Oulainen Finnish

Basic education

A child must be enrolled in school at the beginning of the year in which the child will start school. You can find the contact information of schools and more information on the enrolment on website of the Ylivieska region municipalities.

Further information: Basic education.

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Basic educationFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Basic educationFinnish | English

linkkiMunicipality of Alavieska:
Basic educationFinnish

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Basic educationFinnish

Mother tongue lessons for immigrants

Information on education in your mother tongue is available at the school office of your municipality.

Ylivieska
Kyöstintie 70, 84100 Ylivieska
Telephone: (08) 42 941

Oulainen
Lautatarhankatu 7 B, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: (08) 47 931

Alavieska
Pappilantie 1, 85200 Alavieska
Telephone: (08) 4395 111

Sievi
Haikolantie 16, 85410 Sievi
Telephone: (08) 488 3111

Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training in the Ylivieska region is offered by vocational colleges of the Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot (JEDU): At Oulainen Vocational College, fields of study include business, information technology, nutrition, cleaning services and health care, and at Ylivieska Vocational College fields of study include media and social services and health care. In addition, vocational education is offered by Raudaskylä Christian College in Ylivieska and vocational continuing education by the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia.

More information on vocational education in the Ylivieska region and surrounding areas and the contact information of colleges are available on the municipalities' websites and the Oulu South Region portal.

Further information: Vocational education and training.

linkkiOulu South regional portal:
Information on study opportunities in the areaFinnish | English

Upper secondary school

There are four upper secondary schools in the Ylivieska region: Oulainen upper secondary school, Sievi upper secondary school, Ylivieska upper secondary school and Raudaskylä upper secondary school, which is located at the Raudaskylä Christian College in Ylivieska. The contact information for the upper secondary schools is available on the municipalities' websites.

Tenth grade education offered by Raudaskylä Christian College is designed for young people who want to raise their basic education grades and need some time to find out what they want to study later on.

Further information: Upper secondary school.

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Upper secondary schoolFinnish | English

linkkiMunicipality of Sievi:
Upper secondary schoolFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Upper secondary schoolFinnish

linkkiRaudaskylä Christian College:
Upper secondary schoolFinnish | English

linkkiRaudaskylä Christian College:
Tenth grade (an extra year of basic education)Finnish | English

Young people without a student position

If you are under the age of 29 and do not have a place of study or a job, you can get help from Jelppiverkko, an activation service for young people.

For example, Sytyke-Centre in Ylivieska offers workshop activities for unemployed young people under the age of 29.

linkkiJelppiverkko:
Activating service for young peopleFinnish

linkkiSytyke-Centre:
Counselling and coaching services for young peopleFinnish

Higher education

The health and social care unit of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences is located in Oulainen, where you can qualify as a nurse.

At the Ylivieska campus of the Centria University of Applied Sciences, you can study technology, social services and health care, the humanities and education, tourism and business.

Open university studies can be completed at the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia.

More information on higher education in the Ylivieska region is available on the municipalities' websites and the Oulu South Region portal.

Further information: Higher education.

linkkiOulu University of Applied Sciences:
Oulu University of Applied SciencesFinnish | English

linkkiCentria University of Applied Sciences:
Centria University of Applied SciencesFinnish | English

linkkiSummer University of Northern Ostrobothnia:
Summer University of Northern OstrobothniaFinnish | English

linkkiOulu South regional portal:
Information on study opportunities in the areaFinnish | English

Other study opportunities

Jokihelmi Adult Education Centre is a folk high school that offers education in the Oulainen region.

The Jokilaakso Music Institute (Jokilaaksojen musiikkiopisto) offers music education in the Oulainen region.

Ylivieska Adult Education Centre offers education in the region of Ylivieska, Alavieska and Sievi.

Ylivieska Music College offers music education in Ylivieska, Alavieska and Sievi.

Tanssiopisto Uusikuu offers basic dance education in the region of Sievi and Ylivieska.

The adult education and apprenticeship unit of the Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot (JEDU) offers adult education and apprenticeship services.

PSK-Adult Education Centre is a private vocational adult education centre that offers vocational basic, advanced and continuing education for adults. Fields of study include business and administration, natural science (IT), natural resources and environment, social and health care, and physical education.

The Centre for Apprenticeship in Northern Ostrobothnia organises apprenticeships in various fields.

Further information: Other study opportunities.

linkkiJokihelmi Adult Education Centre (Jokihelmen opisto):
Jokihelmi Adult Education Centre (Jokihelmen opisto)Finnish

linkkiJokilaaksot Music Institute (Jokilaaksojen musiikkiopisto):
Jokilaaksot Music Institute (Jokilaaksojen musiikkiopisto)Finnish

linkkiYlivieska Adult Education Centre:
Ylivieska Adult Education CentreFinnish

linkkiYlivieska Music Institute (Ylivieskan seudun musiikkiopisto):
Ylivieska Music Institute (Ylivieskan seudun musiikkiopisto)Finnish

linkkiDance Institute Uusikuu (Tanssiopisto Uusikuu):
Dance Institute Uusikuu (Tanssiopisto Uusikuu)Finnish

linkkiThe Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot JEDU:
The Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot JEDUFinnish

linkkiPSK-Adult Education Centre:
PSK-Adult Education CentreFinnish | English

linkkiCentre for Apprenticeship in Northern Ostrobothnia:
Centre for Apprenticeship in Northern OstrobothniaFinnish