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.

If you are interested to learn more about the Finnish education system, please see 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 educate people and improve their skills and competences. 
  • Trust is an important value in everything we do.


  • almost 16 000 students (in 2022)
  • over 700 staff members 
  • 117 different vocational qualifications
  • over 2 500 qualifications completed annually
  • annual turnover €68 million
  • 51 medals won in skills competitions between 2014–2019
  • approximately 60 ongoing projects
Autonkuljettajaopiskelija nojaa autoon.

Fields of study

  • Social Sciences, Business and Administration  
  • Services, Catering and Home Economics 
  • Natural Sciences  
  • Social Services, Health and Welfare
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries
  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities
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Savo Consortium for Education has three 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.