Taitaja -skills competition is the largest vocational education event in Finland. Taitaja2017 Helsinki will gather together more than 500 competitors and 80 000 visitors, exhibitors and other co-operators. The annual Taitaja skills competition promotes vocational education, improves connection to entrepreneurs and companies and increases awareness about the quality of vocational education and professional skills. The competition also develops vocational education and international relations.


The National Skills competitors are age 21 or under VET students. AlsoTaitaja9 competition will be held for comprehensive school’s pupils and TaitajaPLUS competition is open for all upper secondary level students with an individual educational plan.