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Vocational skills celebrated in Finland

Competitors from home and abroad showcased their abilities to almost 100,000 visitors in a Finnish celebration of skills that has inclusivity at its core.

Taitaja – Finland’s national skills competition – took place from 15-18 May 2017 in the country’s capital Helsinki, with more than 400 young Competitors participating in 53 skills and the event attracting multinational involvement.

Hosted by Skills Finland and organized by vocational and educational training (VET) providers from the Greater Helsinki area, the national competition was accompanied by two targeted events: TaitajaPLUS, designed for Competitors with disabilities; and Taitaja9, for younger students to demonstrate how they are embracing vocational skills at an early age.

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