The competitors in the Finnish National Championship Taitaja are to be 21 years of age or younger during the year of the competition, and study for a vocational upper secondary qualification at a vocational institution in Finland. The official languages of the competition are Finnish and Swedish.
However, Taitaja allows young people from other countries to compete in Taitaja as international guest competitors. The competition language for international competitors is English. They will not compete for medals, nevertheless the competition is a great way to test one’s vocational skills and get beneficial experience for future EuroSkills, WorldSkills or Abilympics competitions.