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.

 

Ruskea rakennus, jossa paljon ikkunoita.Talossa kaksi siipeä, jotka muodostavat kulman.

 

OSAO Haukipudas unit has about 900 students and 120 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
  • Arts and Design
  • Textiles and Fashion

 

Contact information

Asemakyläntie 5
90840 Haukipudas, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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Mr Jussi Kangasmaa
jussi.kangasmaa@osao.fi
Head of Unit

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

Kolmikerroksinen rakennus, jonka toinen sivu on sinisen rimoituksen näköistä materiaalia ja toisella sivulla on ikkunoiden edessä harmaa rimotus. Rakennuksen edessä on iso mänty ja männyn vieressä sininen opastekyltti, jossa lukee OSAO ja Kotkantie 2C. Rakennuksen ja männyn välissä on useita polkypyörätelineitä, joissa monia polkypyöriä. Polkupyöristä parhaiten erottuu pari turkoosia polkupyörää sekä yksi keltainen pyörä.

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

We offer working life based education and training in

  • Food Production
  • Confectionery
  • Cooking
  • Hotel and Restaurant Services
  • Tourism Services
  • 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. +358 40 141 5140

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

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

Valkoinen kaksikerroksinen iso rakennus. Oikeassa laidassa rakennuksessa on pieni katos, jonka katolla sininen kultti, jossa valkoisella teksti OSAO Kontkantie 2A.

OSAO Kaukovainio Technical unit has around 2000 students and 180 staff members. The unit offers working life based education and training in

  • Arts and Design (carpentry and jewellery)
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Cleaning and Property Services
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • Media and Visual Communication
  • Process Industry
  • Wood Industry

 

Contact information

 

Kotkantie 2 A
90250 Oulu, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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

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

A group of students are walking away from the camera towards a white building. There's greenery by the side.

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. +358 40 141 5140

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Iivarinpolku 2 (Safety and Security)
91900 Liminka, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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

Mrs Margit Ruotsalainen
margit.ruotsalainen@osao.fi

International coordinator

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

Neljäkerroksinen punatiilinen rakennus lumisessa maisemassa.

 

OSAO Kontinkangas unit has about 1 400 students and 120 staff members. The unit provides vocational and further vocational and specialized vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

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

Virpiniemi Sports Institute is part of the Kontinkangas unit.

 

Contact information

Kiviharjuntie 6
90220 Oulu, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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Mr Esa Lahtela
esa.lahtele@osao.fi
Head of Unit

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

Muhoksen yksikön rakennukset ilmasta kuvattuna. Vehreä kesäinen maisema ja joki näkyy valkoisten rakennusten takana.

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
  • Social and Health Care

 

Contact information

Kirkkotie 1
91500 Muhos, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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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

Pudasjärven kaupungintalon julkisivu ja OSAOn yksikön pääsisäänkäynti.

 

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

 

Contact information

Varsitie 7
93100 Pudasjärvi, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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

Mrs Anna Kuosmanen 
anna.kuosmanen@osao.fi
International coordinator

Ilmakuva, jossa näkyy metsää, pieni järvi ja rakennuksia OSAOn Taivalkosken yksikön alueelta.

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 infrastructure construction teaching. The unit provides vocational qualifications and offers working life based education and training in:

  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Social and Health Care

 

Contact information

Jokijärventie 2
93400 Taivalkoski, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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Mr Osmo Pyykkönen
osmo.pyykkonen@osao.fi
Head of Unit

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

Henkilöt pelaavat palloa tekonurmikentällä auringonpaisteessa. Takana näkyy liikuntahalli ja mäntymetsä.

 

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@osao.fi

Virpiniementie 525
90810 Kiviniemi, Finland
tel. +358 40 141 5140

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Virpiniemi Sports Institute offers summer and winter activities.

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