Get to know Sakky

Image of the Savo Vocational College main entrance at Savilahti..

Savo Consortium for Education is one of the largest providers of vocational education and training and upper secondary education in Finland. The Consortium, consisting of 16 municipalities in the North Savo Region, manages Savo Vocational College and Varkaus Upper Secondary School. The Consortium operates on six campuses in Kuopio, Varkaus, Siilinjärvi and Iisalmi.

For more information on the Finnish education system, please visit the website of Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.


  • Savo Consortium for Education was founded in 2004, but both vocational college and upper secondary school have a long history in the Northern Savonia region. 
  • Our mission is to inspire our students to move forward in career and life, take care of our experts and save the society.
  • Appreciation, courage and resposibility are important values in everything we do.


  • 15 500 students (in 2023)
  • over 770 staff members 
  • 107 different vocational qualifications
  • over 2 300 qualifications completed annually
  • annual turnover €73,5 million
  • 73 medals won in skills competitions between 2014–2023
  • approximately 40 ongoing projects
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Fields of study

  • Business and Administration  
  • Services 
  • Natural Sciences , Mathematics and Statistics
  • Health and Welfare
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries
  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities
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Savo Consortium for Education has six campuses, which are located in Iisalmi, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, and Varkaus in the Northern Savonia region.

Sensory room of Sakky. On the back wall is a projectory image of the earth. On the front there are fatboy chairs.


Internationality is an important part of our education and operations. One of our strategic goals is to develop the international competences of our staff and students. We strive for tolerance and intercultural communication.

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Sustainable Sakky

Savo Consortium for Education has been systematically promoting sustainable development for nearly 20 years. We have undertaken initiatives to enhance responsibility in the domains of education, daily operations, organizational culture, and leadership.