About us

AMKE promotes professional skills

The Finnish Association for the Development of Vocational Education and Training AMKE is the guardian of interests and the service organisation for vocational education and training providers in Finland. Our principal function is working life-based development of vocational education and training together with our members.

AMKE’s 83 members represent a wide range of VET providers, from different vocational colleges to specialised institutions and providers of continuing vocational training. In 2018 our members trained 323 300 Finns, that is 97,4 % of the country’s vocational students. In addition, our members train over 100 000 professionals in collaboration with companies.

AMKE’s members employ 23 000 people.

AMKE Ltd, the development company for VET, operates in connection with the association and produces development services.

AMKE develops vocational training and education by influencing legislation and policy guidelines. The association also offers IT management services and training, and coordinates development projects involving VET providers.

The focus of our activities is in interest representation and community relations, as well as customer-oriented training and development activities.

AMKE operates in networks in which our members and stakeholders participate.

Contact information

Ammattiosaamisen kehittämisyhdistys AMKE ry Ammattiosaamisen kehittämisyhtiö AMKE Oy

Eteläranta 10
00130 Helsinki

toimisto@amke.fi