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Kiipula Centre of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation
Kiipula Centre of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation provides services on vocational special education, adult education, rehabilitation, and work life development. Our most important mission is to create our clients new possibilities and solutions to improve their working and functional capacity, well-being, and success in different phases of life.
The centre is divided into three sections:
The average number of clients and students is close to 1 000 per day. In a year, the number of customer days is around 182 000.
Kiipula Centre of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation is maintained by Kiipula Foundation. The foundation was established in 1945 and its background organisations are the Finnish Lung Health Association and the municipality of Janakkala. Nowadays the foundation has about 400 employees and a turnover of 28,5 million euros.
Active in rehabilitation since 1945
- Educating people with special needs since 1890
History of rehabilitation in Kiipula dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1907, the last living child of Kustaa and Wilhelmina Kiipula died of tuberculosis, and as Kustaa Kiipula - member of the Finnish parliament - passed away, his wife decided to leave their house and property for the use of institutions developing treatment for tuberculosis. Thus, rehabilitation of patients recovering from the disease was started in Kiipula already in 1940's.
History of educating people with special needs dates back to year 1890. At that time Edvin and Emma Hedman grounded the first Finnish-language school for students with additional needs. Later their learning institution was known as a Perttula Special Vocational College. At 2009 Perttula Special Vocational College and Kiipula Vocational College joined together.
How to contact Kiipula
P.O. Box 13
+358 3 685 21
+358 3 6845 066
Personal e-mail addresses:
Kiipula's head office is located in the countryside of Janakkala in the province of Häme, where the natural beauty of the surroundings offer a relaxing environment for studying and rehabilitation. The distance from Helsinki to Kiipula is 90 km. Kiipula has also offices in several cities in Southern Finland.