After comprehensive school or basic comprehensive education the students go to upper secondary schools. The upper secondary schools are academic upper secondary school/gymnasium and vocational schools. You can learn a trade at vocational schools. The training is very practical.
Occupations –guide (http://www.lao.fi/loader.aspx?id=c3005f10-0d95-48d5-afe2-1b3587b8478f) includes plain language descriptions of occupations in Finland.
Paths to working life –guide (https://docplayer.fi/500871-Polkuja-tyoelamaan-opas-maahanmuuttajille-po...) includes information about Finnish education, work and job searching. The guide is helpful in the beginning of vocational selection or vocational education.
The Northern Central Finland Vocational College (www.poke.fi) offers vocational education in Saarijärvi. Vocational schools can also be found in Äänekoski and Jyväskylä. The address of Poke is Uuraistentie 240, Tarvaala. Tel. 040 7120 929.