Optima arranges vocational education and training for young people and adults, answers for special-needs vocational education and training for Swedish-speaking students in Finland as well as provides various types of services for trade and industry. The language of instruction in the different programmes is primarily Swedish, but two programmes in vocational upper secondary education and training as well as some parts of vocational adult education take place in Finnish. Services for trade and industry are, of course, bilingual in Finnish and Swedish, and so are the services related to banquets, seminars, restaurant and catering.
We operate mainly in the Jakobstad region but because of special-needs vocational education and training we figure in all the Swedish-speaking regions in Finland. Optima has approx. 3,000 students, whereof 1,200 in the programmes for young people. At present, we have approx. 300 employees.
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