Welcome to Taitaja2018, the Finnish national skills competition

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Welcome to Taitaja2018, Finnish national skills competition in Tampere, Finland!

The competition will take place 14–17 May 2018. Taitaja is the largest single annual vocational education and training event organized in Finland. We aim at promoting vocational education, improving connections to entrepreneurs and companies and increasing awareness of the vocational education and professional skills.

Invitation letter (pdf)

Taitaja2018 website

About the event

The national Taitaja2018 competitors are age 21 or under VET students. The competition for the Finnish championship includes 45 skills and approximately 400 competitors.

Some skills also have international competitors and students from upper secondary schools and universities of applied sciences.

In addition, there is TaitajaPLUS competition for students with special needs and Taitaja9 competition for pupils in the comprehensive schools.

There will also be presentations of different skills and many other activities in Taitaja2018. During the competition there will be an international seminar which guests are welcome to join. The seminar gives an opportunity to hear more about topical themes and build contacts with colleagues from both Finnish and international partner institutions.

The event as a whole gathers tens of thousands of spectators.

Taitaja2018 international

Taitaja2018 finals are open to international competitors from around the world. International students are offered a chance to watch or, in some skills, also take part as guest competitors, enjoy the interesting programme, find inspiration in Finnish top expertise and network with other students and organizations.

We are also tailoring some excursions for those international guests who want to enjoy the conference programme as well as Finnish culture and nature but who are not sending competitors.

The venue

The main venue of the event is Exhibition and Sports Centre, Tampere (TESC website).

Timetable

The event will start on Monday, 14 May and it ends on Thursday, 17 May 2018. We’ll update a more detailed timetable here later.

Further information

If you are interested in sending a participant to the competition, please contact

Ms Minna Martikainen,
taitaja2018international@tampere.fi,
tel. +358 40 800 7672.

List of skills inviting guest competitors

The link to apply for a guest competitor status opens 15 January 2018 here.

102 Autobody and Repair
201 Mech. Eng. CAD
202 Printing Technology
203 Print Design
206 Web Design
302 Ladies’ / Men’s Hairdressing
304 Floristry
307 Ladies’ Dressmaking
308 Visual Merchandising
310 Entrepreneurship / team of 3 persons
401Cabinetmaking
405 Plumbing
406 Electrical Installations
410 Landscape Gardening
501 Confectioner / Pastry Cook
504 Restaurant Service
602 Electronics
603 CNC Machining
606 Mechatronics / team of 2 persons
P1 Building Maintenance

Skills categories in Taitaja 2018

Vehicle Technology and Transport
101 Automobile Technology
102 Autobody and Repair
103 Car Painting
104 Transporting technology
105 Forestry Machinery

Information and Communication Technology
201 Mech. Eng. CAD
202 Printing Technology
203 Print Design
204 IT / Software Applications
205 IT PC / Network Support
206 Web Design

Services
301 Customer Service and Selling
302 Ladies’ / Men’s Hairdressing
303 Beauty Therapy
304 Floristry
305 Caring
306 Cleaning Services
307 Ladies’ Dressmaking
308 Visual Merchandising
310 Entrepreneurship / team of 3 persons
312 Tourism Industry / team of 2 persons
313 Financial Administration / team of 2 persons
314 Security

Building
401 Cabinetmaking
402 Ventilation Technology
404 Painting and Decorating
405 Plumbing
406 Electrical Installations
407 House Construction, Carpentry
408 Housing Construction, Wall and Floor Tiling
410 Landscape Gardening

Catering Services
501 Confectioner / Pastry Cook
502 Restaurant Cooking
503 Catering / team of 2 persons
504 Restaurant Service

Industrial Services
601 Industrial Control
602 Electronics
603 CNC Machining
605 Welding
606 Mechatronics / team of 2 persons
607 Industrial Maintenance

TAITAJA PLUS
P1 TaitajaPLUS – Building Maintenance
P2 TaitajaPLUS – Logistics / Storage Services
P3 TaitajaPLUS – Customer Service and Selling
TAITAJA9