Optima - the best VET provider in Finland in seven consecutive years

Optima was awarded the best Vocational Upper Secondary Education and Training School in Finland 2017 for the eight time by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Optima has previously been ranked number one in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and in 2016.

In the ranking evaluation attention is focused on three measurement indicators: the outcome indicator, the teacher competence indicator and the staff development indicator. The outcome indicator measures the number of completed degrees as well as the number of students who continue their studies or have found employment after graduation. The teacher competence indicator measures the proportion of formally qualified teachers among all teachers and the objective is that this proportion should be as high as possible. Finally the staff development indicator describes the education provider’s investment of financial resources in developing and maintaining their staff’s professional competence.

The targets of evaluation of performance have been derived from the objectives that legislation and the Ministry of Education and Culture specify for vocational education and training.