Acquire skills in the care and feeding of dairy cattle and in milk production work so as to be able to act as a farm animal care worker or farm relief worker for dairy barns. Study units of vocational qualification in Agriculture (not the entire qualification): Working in the agricultural sector (Toiminta maatalousalalla 15 osp) and Species-specific production and taking care of welfare (=Milk production and taking care of dairy cattle) (Eläinlajikohtainen tuotanto ja hyvinvoinnista huolehtiminen 20 osp).
Contents of the studies
Daily works in a farm: machineworks, works in a barn, small construction works, small forestry works
Daily and seasonal care and feeding of dairy cattle
Using of machines, equipment and automation of barn
Maintenance and repair of barn
Basics of animal husbandry
Basics of plant production
Basics of forestry
Circular farm economy
Year of a farm
Behavior, handling and environmental requirements of dairy cattle
Health care of dairy cattle
Reproductive cycle of dairy cattle
Fodder and feeding of dairy cattle
Application of the feeding plan
Production quality and responsibility
Farm-specific breeding work
Finnish language and culture studies
Training is planned personally for each student:
- Studies at the educational institution
- Acquiring knowledge and skills at work on farms (not paid or paid)
After the basic studies competent students have an opportunity to make apprenticeship contract with farm or relief worker office (contract includes salary)
Most studies and all competence test/vocational skills demonstration are in Finnish language.
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Accommodation is free for students in the school's dormitory. During the school week, breakfast, lunch and dinner are also free (not in the weekend).
In the Finnish countryside there is very little public transport and the distances are long. It is recommended that students have a driver's license and, at the end of their studies, also own car for going to practical training. Farm relief workers use their own car to go to work.
Information about Farmers' holiday and stand-in scheme in Finland
Finnish vocational education and training vet https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=mzRklnHP5iU&feature=youtu.be
More information on education:
Hanna-Mari Laitala, p. +358 44 725 0682, hanna-mari.laitala(at)kpedu.fi
Eija Mäki-Ullakko, p. +358 44 725 0637, eija.maki-ullakko(at)kpedu.fi
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