Special-needs vocational education and training
Optima is – among its other tasks – the only Swedish-speaking special-needs educational institute in Finland, providing special-needs vocational education and training as well as rehabilitative guidance and instruction and, at the same time, functioning as a Centre of Expertise. The Centre of Expertise provides advice, support and guidance in issues related to special-needs vocational education and training.
Optima is responsible for Swedish-speaking special-needs vocational upper secondary education and training and, therefore, operates in Ostrobothnia, Åland Islands, Pargas and Uusimaa regions in Finland. We have 12 school premises in different locations.
Special-needs vocational education and training involves a group of experts: principal, educational leader, school welfare officer, special education teachers, classroom assistants and dormitory masters. Other services are outsourced.
We strive at influencing the general public’s attitude when integrating disabled people in the society. In our opinion, everyone has an equal right to work, safe housing and meaningful life.
We exploit our networks in order to provide the best possible expertise in different fields of life, for the good of the youth. This network covers the entire Swedish-speaking community in Finland since we want to build up networks in the student’s immediate surroundings.
Optima has over 25 years of experience in providing special-needs education.
Further information on the Swedish website.
We operate in 12 school premises:
- Bilservicelinjen i Jakobstad
- Fastighet, kök, textil och verkstad i Nykarleby
- Hus- och hemservice i Jakobstad
- Kökshjälpslinjen i Kronoby
- Kökshjälpslinjen i Pargas
- Naturbrukslinjen i Vasa
- Yrkesförberedande i Jakobstad
- Yrkesförberedande i Korsnäs
- Yrkesförberedande i Ekenäs
- Yrkesförberedande i Pargas
- Yrkesförberedande i Helsingfors
- Yrkesförberedande i Borgå
Tel. +358 6 7814600
Sixten Snellman, principal
Tel. +358 6 7855 611
Mobile +358 44 7215 210
Kristina Kullas-Norrgård, educational leader
Tel. +358 6 7855 620
Mobile +358 44 7215 616