Plater-welder training | start on January 2024 Come to study mechanical engineering and production and energy technologies to Varkaus, Finland! After graduation, you will get degree of vocational qualification in mechanical engineering and production technology, plater-welder. The work of plater-welders includes welding, modifying and joining metal sheets together. Metal sheet workers work within larger productions manufacturing steel pieces according to the relevant production drawings and instructions. Their tasks can include, for example, various welding jobs, as well as cutting and bending metal sheets. Metal sheet workers have the skills to use modern CNC machinery and equipment in their work. Plater-welders work within the metal industry, manufacturing metal sheet pieces and welded metal sheets and producing various steel structures or parts. Steel structures are used in various machines, buildings and vehicles. Application period has ended. Studies in a nutshell Studies will start 29.1.2024. Location: Varkaus, Finland. The study duration: 2 - 3 years. Places of study: 18. Daytime teaching. Apply period 18.9.–8.10.2023. Live interviews will be hold during weeks 43–44 in Varkaus. Who can apply? You can apply, if you have High school certificate or the general school-leaving certificate Good command of the English language Good IT-skills Good physical and mental condition to study and work in the mechanical engineering and production technology industry You can come to a live interview, and you will be able to start your studies in Varkaus in January. You are at least 18 years of age. Please notice that the live interviews are held during weeks 43–44, October 2023, and you need to be able to start your studies in Varkaus in January 2024. You cannot change the start time of your studies. Application procedure Application Record a motivational video (max. 2 minutes) according to the instructions. See instructions at the bottom of this page. In video, answer these questions: Introduce yourself with few words. Why do you wish to study in this training? And why in Finland? Are there aspects why studying in Finland would be easy for you? What kind of challenges you might face? What are your future goals and how studies in this training align with them? Fill out the application form at Opintopolku.fi. Attach the following attachments to the application (a total of at most 6 pcs): certificates of studies work certificates link to your motivational video Live interview The applicants will be selected for a live interview based on application and motivational video. If You are selected for the interview, you will receive an invitation via email. It is not possible to do the interview online! Come at the appointed time When arriving to interview, bring with you original copies of certificates of studies work certificates Passport or an official photo identification English language skills are tested in the interview Student selection The selection team selects the most suitable applicants for the degree studies. Student selection will be done by the end of November 2023. All applicants will be informed by email. Student selection is based on your application and interview. We emphasise motivation, language skills and work experience in the field. Start of studies Studies start on 29 January 2024 in Varkaus. We reserve the right not to start training if there are not enough students in the group. Study degree fee and other costs Material fee will be 250 euros and it covers the following items: automatic welding helmet and safety shoes, measuring tools, qualification cards, as well as all the texts and materials needed for the course. School will provide students with the necessary work clothes. Other costs are for example housing and food which students need to pay themselves. Implementation Classroom teaching starts on 29 January 2024 in Varkaus. The course is taught during the day and the various parts of the degree are completed according to your personal competence development plan. Competence is demonstrated and evaluated through jobs related to the degree carried out in real workplaces and educational institutions. The first step is taking part in a HOKS (personal competence development plan) meeting in January 2024 with the tutor. The study duration is 2 - 3 years based on personal competence development plan (HOKS). Previously acquired skills can be taken into consideration. Living in Finland In Varkaus, there is for example Wartalo Kodit Oy that offers rental housing. InfoFinland is a good source of information for moving and living in Finland. Contacts If questions, contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not respond to inquiries about ongoing application processes. Instructions for an introductory video Record a max. 2-minute video where you answer the following questions: Introduce yourself with few words. Why do you wish to study in this training? And why in Finland? Are there aspects why studying in Finland would be easy for you? What kind of challenges you might face? What are your future goals and how studies in this training align with them? Upload your video to YouTube and add only the video link on your application. We won’t accept videos sent other ways. Instructions to upload a video on YouTube: Create a Google Account, if you don’t have one. Log in to YouTube Studio. Upload your video to YouTube. Look instructions: Upload YouTube videos - Computer - YouTube Help (google.com) Name your video by your own name (first and last name). Choose Private in Privacy setting. (Change video privacy settings (google.com)) Add a YouTube video link to your application.