Gradia

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia renews learning and working life. We provide students of all ages as well as corporate customers with opportunities to develop their competence and business.

Gradia consists of the vocational institutions Gradia Jyväskylä and Gradia Jämsä as well as three general upper secondary schools – Jyväskylän Lyseo Upper Secondary School, Schildt Upper Secondary School and Jyväskylä Upper Secondary School for Adults – and Gradia Internal Services, Gradia Properties, and Gradia Restaurants. Gradia Jyväskylä also provides basic education and basic education in the arts.

21,000 students study at Gradia, and the number of staff is 1,100. In 2020, our turnover was 101 million euro. Gradia Education Services Ltd. is also a part of the Gradia Group.

About us

CountryFinland
Type of collaborationPotential partner
Contact person:Rea Tuominen
E-mail addressrea.tuominen@gradia.fi
Type of organisation:VET provider
 
Education level:ISCED 1: Primary education
ISCED 2: Lower secondary education
ISCED 3: Upper secondary education
ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
Sector of expertise:Accommodation and food service activities
Activities of households
Administrative and support service activities
Agriculture, hunting & forestry
Arts, entertainment and recreation
Construction
Culture/Creative industries
Education
Electricity, gas and water supply
Financial and insurance activities
Health and Social Work
Hotels and restaurants
Manufacturing
Other community, social and personal service activities
Real estate
Transport, storage and communication
Wholesale and retail trade
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:Gradia’s entrepreneurial learning models are highly distinguished and awarded previously e.g. by European Comission VET Exellence Award 2019 The Federation of Finnish Enterprises and the Ministry of Education and Culture. All students can gain entrepreneurship skills, irrespective of the educational sector. In 2018 Gradia had over 500 students who took part in co-operatives or create enterprises their run as a learning exercise.

Students of Gradia have the possibility to acquire entrepreneurial skills according to their needs as an integrated part of their studies and by participating in training and events provided by EduFutura. EduFutura is a joint venture of the educational institutions Gradia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä.

The Startup Factory, responsible for pre-incubator and incubator activities, is part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem created by EduFutura and the City of Jyväskylä. The ecosystem provides students with broader opportunities and networks for learning entrepreneurship. It produces new, successful companies in Central Finland and strengthens and renews the competitiveness of existing companies.
Existing activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business incubators & Entrepreneurship
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Envisioned activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business incubators & Entrepreneurship
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Innovation hubs & applied research
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Type of partner(s) wanted:Chamber
Company
Development Agency
Innovation Agency
National Authority
Professional/ sector association
Public/Private Employment Service
Regional Authority
Research Institute
Sector Skills Council
Social partner
Tertiary education
VET provider
Priority countries for cooperation:Afghanistan
Åland Islands
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine, State of
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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