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WinNova in English

Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy WinNova is a vocational education provider for people of all ages, in or out of working life.

WinNova offers a wide variety of educational services, vocational and professional qualifications and short-term courses for different types of customers. We work in close and long-term co-operation with companies and the public sector.

WinNova has 5.000 students and 600 staff members (12/2021) WinNova is both Inspecta and ISO9001 certified.

Pori and Rauma Colleges, Pori Adult Education Centre and Innova merged into Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy and began providing educational services together 1 Jan 2010. 

WinNova Management

Organization of WinNova

The Fields of Study offered by WinNova include the following and more

  • Aircraft Maintenance *
  • Building Maintenance Technology 
  • Construction 
  • Vehicle and Logistics
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Care
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Cleaning and Property Services
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Forestry, Nature & Environment and Earthwork *
  • Social and Health Care
  • Restaurant and Catering Services
  • Immigrant and Language Training
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Seafaring *
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • Process Industry
  • Safety and Security Services *
  • Tourism Industry
  • Vocational Education in Music

* The authorization to organize education in this field of study in Finland has been granted to only a limited number of education providers.


WinNova is involved in several EU-funded projects. These projects lead to new pedagogical methodologies and learning environment innovations as well as pedagogical competence.

Staff mobility and projects expand the international knowledge and competencies of all our employees. There are 150 staff members and different specialists that annually come in and go out on exchange.

Erasmus+ mobility grants enable students to go abroad for internships. It is a great way to improve the skills and competence to successfully manage in the global world and multicultural working environments. There are 200 students that annually come in and go out on exchange.

WinNova has been awarded Erasmus+ accreditation (2021 – 2027) by the Finnish National Agency for Education. Erasmus+ accreditation means a quality-assured “Erasmus+ membership”. Accredited organisations have demonstrated the long-term nature of their activities and commit themselves to complying with the quality standards of the Erasmus+ programme.

For further information and contacts


Development and International Operations – Development Manager

Mrs Anne Vaahtio, anne.vaahtio(at)

Mobilities and International Operations – Expert of International activity

Mrs Tiina Kallio, tiina.kallio(at)winnova

Contact persons in the Fields of Study

Architecture and Construction, Automotive & Transport Engineering, Electrical & Automation Engineering, Mechanical, Metal and Energy Technology, Process, Chemical and Materials

PORI: Mr Ville Salminen, ville.salminen(at)
RAUMA: Mr Ossi Lindberg, ossi.lindberg(at)

Business and Commerce, Computing and Software 

PORI: Mrs Leena Seppänen, leena.seppanen(at)
RAUMA: Mrs Marja Mäntynen, marja.mantynen(at)

Food Sciences & Industry, Home Economics, Hotel and Catering, Tourism

PORI: Mrs Annika Polvi, annika.polvi(at)
RAUMA: Mrs Päivi Suotunen, paivi.suotunen(at)

Health Care and Social Services

PORI: Mrs Katja Saarinen, katja.saarinen(at)
RAUMA: Mrs Anna-Maija Seutu, anna-maija.seutu(at)

Beauty Care

PORI: Mrs Janika Reunanen, janika.reunanen(at)
RAUMA: Mrs Jenni Pihala-Kaikkonen, jenni.pihala-kaikkonen(at)

Safety and Security

PORI, RAUMA and LAITILA: Mr Kalle Leppänen, kalle.leppanen(at) and Mr Erno Suni,

Forestry, Nature & Environment and Earthwork

ULVILA: Mr Teemu Välimäki, teemu.valimaki(at)

Palmgren Conservatory

PORI: Ms Salla Vanhanen, salla.vanhanen(a)