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Saimaa Vocational College Sampo

Saimaa Vocational College Sampo

Saimaa Vocational College Sampo


Saimaa Vocational College Sampo, Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta, in southeastern Finland, offers a charming mix of natural beauty, academic excellence, and vibrant culture. Nestled by Lake Saimaa, it's ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Home to LUT and Saimia, it's a hub for students pursuing diverse fields. With festivals and a historic fortress, Lappeenranta blends tradition with modernity for an unforgettable experience.

Saimaa Vocational College Sampo offers vocational education and training to adults and youth and training and development services to companies and other community customers. The school was founded on the 1st of August 2013 when two local vocational schools emerged. The campuses are located in Lappeenranta, Imatra, and Ruokolahti, all in the South Karelia region in Finland.

In Sampo, there are over 5,000 students and around 400 employees.

The vision of Sampo is “Boundless learning at Sampo – together we build a lasting future”.

The values of Sampo are

  • Person-centered
  • Joy of learning
  • Courage and trust

South Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium

Saimaa Vocational College Sampo is maintained by the South Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium.

The Municipal Education and Training Consortium was founded by the municipalities in South Karelia to see that enough skilled workers are trained for the requirements of different professional fields in the local region. There are nine members of the Municipal Consortium. They are Imatra, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Savitaipale and Taipalsaari.

In the Municipal Consortium, the Consortium Government holds the highest right of decision. The Consortium Government approves the Municipal Education and Training Consortium's budget, the operational objectives, the financial statement, and the Municipal Education and Training Consortium's rules. In addition, the Consortium Government elects the Consortium Board and Appeal Board.

The Municipal Education and Training Consortium is led by the Consortium Board, which oversees the Municipal Consortium&rsquo's benefits, approves contracts, and uses the Municipal Consortium&rsquo's right of action.

The Consortium Board formulates the budget and financial plan proposals and launches initiatives in order to develop education in the local region.

The Municipal Consortium is supervised by the Appeal Board and an auditor, in accordance with the municipal law and auditing regulations. In addition to a chair and a vice-chair, there are three members of the Appeal Board.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school graduation is required
  • Completion of specific prerequisite education related to the chosen program is necessary
  • Social and Health care programs necessitate a police clearance certificate
  • Adequate English proficiency is needed to enroll in the preparatory online language course conducted in English
  • Non-EU applicants are accepted


  • Lappeenranta

    Armilankatu 40, 53100, Lappeenranta