University of Applied Sciences, Valkeakoski High School and Valkeakoski Vocational College form a large, cohesive Campus area. The
Trimola project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund
(ERDF), started in 2011 in order to further develop the co-operation of
the three schools in the Campus area.
Crossing the boundaries of each individual school in teaching and
development projects will lead to several unique and valuable
opportunities for the students and the local businesses.
Campus offers the students a unique opportunity to develop their skills
and knowhow as they can participate in classes offered by any of the
three schools. The students can also benefit from working together with
the local businesses in project-oriented learning and are also
encouraged to start their own businesses.
Valkeakoski Campus also means a greater and more diverse selection of
courses. For example, vocational students can choose to take additional
language courses offered by the upper secondary school while high
school-based engineers are able to supplement their professional skills
in courses offered by VAAO. Breaking the boundaries in course
implementations presents many new possibilities for the students.