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Omnia - The Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region
Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia (OMNIA)

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2013

Omnia is promoting inclusion, skills and well-being of citizens and boosting the vitality of municipalities, communities and enterprises of the region. Omnia is a large and modern provider of education that offers a wide range of services with a focus on supporting lifelong learning. Our actions are guided by the changing needs of the future. We offer vocational and general upper secondary education, youth workshops, professional Diplomas and liberal adult educations as well as corporate training and professional courses and recruitment support. Omnia has established partnerships with more than 2200 companies and participates strongly in the region’s services for business and commerce.


Omnia’s goal is to guarantee the best tools to co-create a sustainable future, which is Omnia’s main strategy from 2019 on. Sustainable future is Omnia’s main strategy. It contains four main aspects that are lifelong learning, corporate partnerships, inclusion and sustainability. Flexible and individual learning pathways as well as transitions inside the TVET system are the most important methods to assist our students of all ages to be prepared for the needs of the local working life.


Omnia aims to enhance the participation, competence, and well-being of citizens, as well as improving the vitality of the municipalities, communities, and businesses in the region.

To reach this objective Omnia provides a lifelong learning path in the region with many learning options and study programs for ensuring that no one is left behind.

One of Omnia’s main objectives is also to create new educational products, digital everyday tools for citizens and businesses, and competence-based solutions for future challenges and problems which promote national and international sustainable development, in cooperation with the education field, business life, member municipalities, and customers. By developing and piloting new learning environments, both digital and physical, Omnia enlarges its offering and variety of learning opportunities not only for TVET students, but for everybody following the principles of life-long learning.

Regular tasks

To train a student body of nearly 10000 learners in multiple areas and levels of TVET qualifications. It guarantees individual learning paths that are flexible according to the individuals’ goals and to the anticipated need of the working life, on a local and global level. It also acts strongly by strengthening individuals and communities in increasing participation, preventing social exclusion, supporting critical thinking, and the areas of social and cultural diversity through lifelong learning. Omnia cooperates actively in national and international development networks for sharing best practices of TVET.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
Interested to lead
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia (OMNIA)
P.B. 77700
02070 City of Espoo


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Tuula Antola
General Director

UNEVOC Coordinator
Mrs Kati Valtonen

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9 February 2021
Case study on Finnish TVET: a resilient model of training during COVID-19
This case study examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was organized during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland. The disruption accentuated the importance of flexibility within the education system to make it resilient.
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