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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 Pori in May 2022.

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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 16–19 May 2022 in Pori, Finland. Read more on Taitaja2022 website.

Taitaja 2022–2033

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.

Taitaja2022 Pori
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