Kannus Unit is a nationally recognized institute in Agriculture and Forestry providing education for the youth and adults alike. The School was founded in 1925 and greatly enhanced people’s possibilities to get education in rural areas.
Kannus unit develops its operation with various projects and works in close cooperation with research institutes, municipalities and other interest groups.
The cornerstones of our operation are land, forests, animals and functional data communication links with full capacity teaching via Internet. We allow for modern technology in production and thus provides its students with an ideal opportunity for improving their individual professional skills.
Today we provide students with education services in the following fields (Initial Vocational Qualifications):
- Rural Entrepreneur (Agriculture, Kennels-sector, Machine Entrepreneur)
- Forestry (Forest Worker, Forest Machine Operator)
- Fur Farming (Fur Farmer)
Equine College of Kaustinen Unit educates young people to be professionals in harness racing. Our location is unique, the school is situated in Nikula Racetrack, an active harness racing track. We co-operate closely with the racetrack and the professional trainers who have stable with at the racetrack.
Equine College Kaustinen have both young and adult students studying to be lad-drivers, professional trainers and to massaging and shoeing horses. The new school building was built in 2002 and the school has two stables, 24 horses and a new forge which was built in 2008.
Equine College Kaustinen have close co-operation with French, Swedish and Norwegian harness racing schools. The College is a member of the European Trotting School Association (ETSA) which organizes ETSA-race for students once a year. With French and Swedish schools we have a common Eques-exam, the European exam for lad-drivers.
Our students have a possibility to do their training period abroad, for example in Sweden, France, Italy, Canada.