Hey you 15-29-year-old youth or young adult!
You can come and chat with the outreach youth workers over a cup of coffee, for instance. You can talk about anything that puzzles you. Our activities are voluntary and confidential.
Contact us if…
…your plans for the future are unclear…you do not have a job or a study place…you are lonely and want something to do…filling official forms feels difficult…you just want to chat or you would like to get support in a life situation that feels difficult.
There is one upper secondary school in Turku where education is given in Swedish: Katedralskolan i Åbo.
The Swedish Language Section of Education Committee is responsible for Swedish language services. The Swedish language services are directed by Liliane Kjellman.
Hey you under 29-year-old! Would you like to try out various crafts, or do you need something to do during the day?
In the youth workshops you can try the work of:
- a furniture maker
- a painter
- a metal workshop worker
- a real estate manager
- a repairer
- a textile or craft worker
While working, you can discuss solutions to everyday challenges with the youth workers and career planners.
Contact us and come check out the youth workshops of Fendari. Here you can see real examples of handiworks!
VALMO is meant for students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish and prepares them for basic education. The students learn Finnish and other skills for approximately a year before transferring to local schools.
Students whose native languages are not Finnish or Swedish can choose between Finnish as a Second Language and Literature (S2) or Swedish as Second Language and Literature (R2).
OMO is education given in students’ native languages.
NuortenTurku is an information and guidance service for those under the age of 29. You can get guidance and support from us in matters such as searching for a job or filling in various forms.
In NuortenTurku you can search for information by yourself or with help from an employee. During opening hours you can visit either with or without an appointment. You can also send your questions via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or call us by phone.
In Turku, you can attend upper secondary school either in Finnish-speaking day upper secondary schools or in the Evening High School of Turku. Swedish-speaking upper secondary school education is offered by the school Katedralskolan i Åbo and English-speaking education by Turku International School.
In addition to these schools owned by the City of Turku, upper secondary school education is also offered by the Teacher Training School of Turku University and by Turku Steiner School.
Youth centres are spaces for children and teens with activities geared towards 9–18-year-olds. In these centres you can meet other young people, play games and take part in shared activities. You can also pursue your own ideas. Alcohol or drugs are not allowed at youth centres. The centres are supervised by trained youth workers.
In order to participate in the activities you will need a youth card. The card is free of charge and you can get one from any youth centre.
Parents always have the responsibility to teach their child to move safely in traffic. The way to school should be acquainted together with the child well beforehand.
School transportation is primarily provided with the City's public transportation bus card. The card can be loaded at the Public Transportation Service Office, Aurakatu 5.
• Supports the student’s everyday work at school, interaction, and ability to function
• evaluates the student’s circumstances by learning about the student’s school attendance and life situation at individual, family and school community levels
• consults teachers and student welfare personnel
• co-operates closely and openly with parents
• works with classes and student groups
• participates in multidisciplinary student welfare work and networking
• participates in the development of school-specific student welfare as an expert of their own field
Turku has four campgrounds for youth: Ahtela in Sauvo, Tippsund in Taivassalo, Vienola in Rymättylä and Nukkumajoki in Inari.
Affordable areas with cabins, available for rent for:
- youth organizations
- private persons
- trip and camp activities of the city
The campgrounds are ideal for larger groups and events, but they are also suited for small groups. The campgrounds can also be rented just for day use.
Turku Vocational Institute prepares students for careers in 40 different professions. We offer vocational education to students of all ages. With us, you can pursue a basic vocational degree, a vocational qualification or a specialist vocational qualification.
Vocational education is a gateway into both a professional career and further studies. Our education is meant for anyone willing to pursue a vocational degree, further their expertise or career, change fields or find a job. Due to the continuous application period, you can apply throughout the year.
The Evening High School of Turku (Turun iltalukio) is an upper secondary education school meant for adults where it is possible to finish basic education studies, get the general upper secondary education certificate, pass the Finnish Matriculation Examination or to study single subjects (e.g. languages).
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
Taito Restaurants are a collection of independently operating and stylistically different educational restaurants under one roof. Come and enjoy a good meal at excellent value. We also serve drinks.
Our branches are:
Lunch cafeteria Taito
Come enjoy our delicious lunch buffet table, which includes a selection of starters, two possible main dishes and coffee or tea after. We are particularly suited to serving large groups like seminars and conferences.
Open Monday to Friday 11 AM to 2 PM, or by prior arrangement
The old henhouse in Kurala is available for hire. It is a unique place to host your birthday party, a conference, a lecture or a sporting event. You are free to organize your own catering and move the furniture around in the henhouse.
The venues include
- data projector
- mini kitchen
- coffee maker and kettle
The first choice that guides your career is made during the joint application period in the spring of your ninth school year. You should gather information about the following topics in order to build a foundation for your decision:
TET-market is a network of companies. The network has been built to ease the finding of a TET-training job. Contact information of companies is in Finnish and has been sorted by fields of education:
TET-market (in Finnish)
TET-training period of work experience is usually a week-long period during the autumn of the 9th year (weeks 40–50) before the joint application period, and during the spring of the 8th year.
If a company would like to participate in the TET-market, it can enroll at oppilaanohjaus(at)turku.fi
Students who have difficulties in learning or school attendance have the right to get part-time remedial teaching alongside other teaching. Part-time remedial teaching is given to students who have, for example:
Students who have temporarily fallen behind in their studies or otherwise need short-term support in their learning have the right to get remedial teaching. Remedial teaching should be started immediately when the difficulties in learning or school attendance have been noticed, so that the students would not stay behind permanently in their studies. Remedial teaching can counteract difficulties beforehand. Remedial teaching should be organized according to a plan and as often as is necessary.
Characteristic to remedial teaching are individually planned
Parents have the primary responsibility for the upbringing of the child. The school is responsible for the student’s teaching and upbringing as a member of the school community. The task of the school is to provide the parents or guardians with information so that they can follow and advance their child’s school attendance and learning. Co-operation between school and home is essential for the school work to succeed.
Flexible teaching arrangements means methods of working and doing that take into account the students’ individual learning and developmental needs. The primary aim is to support the students with their studying in their own learning environments in such a way that the objectives of the curriculum are met.
Organizing flexible teaching arrangements calls for:
- time reserved for collaborative planning
- applicability of the timetable
- commitment to the arrangements by the school teachers and management
Differentiation is based on knowledge about the student and is the starting point of all teaching. It applies to:
- extent and depth of studying
- rhythm and progress of studying
- students’ different ways of learning
Differentiation is based on the students’ needs and possibilities to: