YSAO (Ylä-Savo Vocational College) is part of Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education. The Federation, composed of nine municipalities, is the main provider of vocational upper secondary education and vocational adult education and the sole provider of vocational apprenticeship in the region.
YSAO is over 50-year old educational institution, whose age is not visible. Our educational institution is an active player on selected fields and its main task is to train competent professionals for the needs of working life. The total number of students in vocational upper secondary education, adult education and vocational apprenticeship is 1,900 students per year. We have over 200 professionals in education, development and service delivery.
Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education plays an active role as the developer of Ylä-Savo region. It takes actively part in regional ventures of both education sector and industrial life, which support the development of local industries as well as the development of staff and education provided by YSAO, and strengthen co-operation between businesses and education sector.
We are actively cooperating with different parties and one of our goals is to help our sub-region to succeed in the future. Our main focus areas are to meet the needs of Ylä-Savo business and we are also an active player in implementing Ylä-Savo business strategy.