National Skills Competition Taitaja
Taitaja is a showcase for vocational education and training, providing the opportunity to find out about dozens of different professions. The event draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year. The next Taitaja event will be held in Espoo in May 2023.
Taitaja2021, Infrastructure Construction. Photo: Jouni Ylisuutari (OSAO).
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.
Next Taitaja event will take place on 8–11 May 2022 in Espoo, Finland. Read more on Taitaja2023 website.
During the spring of 2017 the Finnish providers of vocational education and training agreed on a rotation of Taitaja in different parts of Finland until the year 2033. This enables the long-term collaborative development of the event.
Taitaja 2023 Espoo
Taitaja 2024 Kuopio
Taitaja 2025 Turku
Taitaja 2026 Seinäjoki
Taitaja 2027 Lahti
Taitaja 2028 Joensuu
Taitaja 2029 Tampere
Taitaja 2030 Helsinki
Taitaja 2031 Vaasa
Taitaja 2032 South Eastern Finland
Taitaja 2033 Lapland