Takk provides vocational education in close cooperation with the working life. They offer high-quality education, which has been recognized by the Ministry of Education and Culture.


Tampere adult education center (TAKK) offers vocational education and develops the Finnish working life. TAKK is located in Finland’s third biggest city, Tampere.

TAKK provides vocational qualifications, further vocational qualifications, and specialist vocational qualifications in over 20 vocational fields. TAKK designs courses and learning environments in close cooperation with the working life and companies.

Continuous learning, cooperation with partners and stakeholders as well as skilled and thriving staff members are an important part of TAKK’s strategy. TAKK’s vision is to be a reliable partner organization and a brave forerunner. Their goal is to produce competent and skillful workers for the future of working life.

About TAKK

TAKK has two campuses in Tampere. There is one close to the city center and one 4 km away from the city center, in Nirva. Tampere is Finland’s most attractive student city.

TAKK has are over 11 000 students per year and about 250 staff members.

The Ministry of Education and Culture has awarded TAKK with two awards; the quality of vocational education award in 2016 and 2020.

Studying at TAKK

Studying at TAKK is typically done in a hybrid model, which includes on-the-job learning, studying on campus as well as remote studying, and online studying. Each degree student is designed a personal learning plan (HOKS) with their current skill level in mind. In degree studies, the assessment is done via practical examinations, which are conducted in genuine work environments. This ensures that the assessment is flexible and individual based.

Teachers at TAKK are skilled in educating adults. Their aim is to give each student guidance according to their individual needs. The learning methods encourage students to think for themselves, research, ask questions and be critical. Instead of memorizing facts, TAKK wants students to use information in practical situations and develop new ideas.