Units

OSAO is one of the biggest vocational colleges in Finland and we have eight different units. The regional units are located in six municipalities in the Oulu region: Kempele, Liminka, Muhos, Oulu, Pudasjärvi and Taivalkoski.

 

 

OSAO Haukipudas unit has about 900 students and 100 staff members. The unit provides vocational and further vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

  • Vehicle Technology
  • Surface treatment technology
  • Construction
  • Restaurant and Catering Services
  • Electrical and Automation Engineering
  • Industrial Arts
  • Textiles and Fashion

 

Contact information

Asemakyläntie 5
90840 Haukipudas, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)

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Mr Alpo Kaisto
alpo.kaisto@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mrs Johanna Hakkarainen
johanna.hakkarainen@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Kaukovainio Services unit has about 1100 students and 120 staff members. The unit offers vocational education in Business and Administration, Information Technology, Tourism and Catering.

We offer working life based education and training in

  • Food Production
  • Confectionery
  • Cooking
  • Hotel and Restaurant Services
  • Tourism Services
  • IT Support Services
  • Programming
  • Customer Service and Sales
  • Finance and Office Services

In Business and Administration, we offer an International IB career related program. This program is taught entirely in English.

 

Contact information

 

Kotkantie 2 C
90250 Oulu, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)
fax. +358 8 348 067

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Mr Antti Rovamo
antti.rovamo@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mrs Tiina Karvonen
tiina.karvonen@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Kaukovainio Technology unit has about 1300 students and 140 staff members. The unit offers working life based education and training in

  • Metalwork and Machinery
  • Electricity and Chemistry
  • Wood Processing and Construction
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Information and Telecommunications technology and Media

 

Contact information

 

Kotkantie 2 A
90250 Oulu, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)
fax. +358 8 348 081

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Mr Vesa Pirilä
vesa.pirila@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mrs Niina Nissinen
niina.nissinen@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Kempele-Liminka unit has about 900 students and 100 staff members. The unit has facilities south of Oulu in Kempele and Liminka. The unit provides vocational, further vocational and specialized vocational qualifications. In addition, the unit offers preparatory education, apprenticeship training, labour political training and short courses in various fields of education and training.

The fields of education and training in OSAO Kempele-Liminka unit:

  • Horticulture
  • Logistics
  • Restaurant and Catering
  • Safety and Security
  • Technical Design

 

Contact information

Niittyrannantie 5
90440 Kempele, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)
fax. +358 8 348 145

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Iivarinpolku 2 (Safety and Security)
91900 Liminka, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)

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Mr Juha Virsiheimo
juha.virsiheimo@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mr Sami Puumalainen
sami.puumalainen@osao.fi
International coordinator

Ms Erja Kaketti
erja.kaketti@osao.fi
International coordinator for Security and Safety

 

OSAO Kontinkangas unit has about 1 400 students and 130 staff members. The unit provides vocational and further vocational and specialized vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Care
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Social and Health Care

Virpiniemi Sports Institute is part of the Kontinkangas unit.

 

Contact information

Kiviharjuntie 8
90220 Oulu, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)
fax. +358 8 372 278

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Mrs Teija Tolonen
teija.m.tolonen@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mrs Tuula Kangas-Kahma
tuula.kangas-kahma@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Muhos unit has about 300 students and 50 staff members. The unit provides vocational and further vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

  • Vehicle Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Restaurant and Catering Services

 

Contact information

Kirkkotie 1
91500 Muhos, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)

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Mrs Kirsti Joki-Tokola 
kirsti.joki-tokola@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Ms Pirjo Hiltunen 
pirjo.hiltunen@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Pudasjärvi is small and cozy unit an hour’s drive to from Oulu and half an hour from Syöte National Park. Due to the region’s log house industry and tourism, the unit has become a multidisciplinary trainer that meets the needs of the area.

OSAO Pudasjärvi unit has about 170 students and 20 staff members. The unit provides vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

  • Wood Processing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Social and Health Care
  • Business Management
  • Tourism Industry

 

Contact information

Jyrkkäkoskentie 18 A
93100 Pudasjärvi, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)

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Mr Keijo Kaukko
keijo.kaukko@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Ms Kaisu Möttönen
kaisu.mottonen@osao.fi
International coordinator

OSAO Taivalkoski unit has about 130 students and 40 staff members. The unit is in the eastern parts of Northern Ostrobothnia. Unit is focused on forestry, mining and earthworks teaching. In forestry division students can study to be forest machine operators or truck drivers. In mining section students can learn to become a miner. Earthworks students are oriented to become earthmoving machine operators.

 

Contact information

Jokijärventie 2
93400 Taivalkoski, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)
fax. +358 8 846 733

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Opintie 3
93400 Taivalkoski, Finland

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Mr Jouko Karjalainen
jouko.k.karjalainen@osao.fi
Head of Unit

Mr Kalle Ylisirniö
kalle.ylisirnio@osao.fi
International coordinator

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Virpiniemi Sports Institute is a multi- faceted educational and recreational environment on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia, 20 minutes from the center of Oulu. It is ideal for both leisure and active meetings and wellness days. The surroundings of Virpiniemi Sports Institute offer active pursuits for every taste. The area is by the sea, on a pine forest ridge with illuminated jogging paths and ski trails.

Virpiniemi Sports Institute is part of the Kontinkangas unit.

 

Contact information

virpiniemi@osekk.fi

Virpiniementie 525
90810 Kiviniemi, Finland
tel. 010 608 2020 (8,4 cent/min incl. VAT 24 %)

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