VAMK’s new battery training responds to the battery industry’s growing needs

VAMK’s new battery training responds to the battery industry’s growing needs

The shift in the automotive industry and the increased use of batteries in electricity storage increases investments in the battery industry. As a result, an increasing number of battery production projects are being planned in Finland. The growth aspirations create demand for battery industry training. The free online training organised by Vaasa University of Applied Sciences responds to the changing skill needs.

In accordance with Finland’s national battery strategy 2025, the aim is to increase investments in the battery industry and to promote Finland’s competitiveness and recognition in the battery industry. The battery industry is planning to invest billions of euros in Finland over the next few years, which leads to the need of several thousand new experts in the battery industry.

In the fall of 2023, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will start new technology and business administration courses related to the battery industry. The aim is to meet the competence needs related to the structural change in energy production.

“It is important that we can train skilled workforce to meet the growing needs of the battery industry. These study units, which are free for participants, are a great way to update your own skills”, says Marja-Riitta Vest, Director of Research, Development and Innovation Activities, VAMK.

Battery industry related business knowledge for people already in working life

Business knowledge for the battery value chains training starts in September 2023. The training covers the special requirements related to the battery industry from the perspective of logistics. It includes studies on the profitability of energy storage, project management and logistics. The training is in English.

The training, which is free of charge for the participants, is carried out online, so it is possible to participate from anywhere in Finland. The studies are oriented towards working life and it is possible to complete them alongside work.

The studies are at the level of a Bachelor’s Degree, and in order to succeed in the studies, it is good for the applicant to have completed at least a secondary education level degree. The training is 15 ECTS credits and it consists of three units of 5 ECTS credits.

“The training is aimed for people already in working life who are interested in working in positions related to the battery industry. This kind of work-oriented education is a good way to enter the battery industry”, explains Teemu Myllylä, Senior Lecturer in Business Economics, VAMK.

The registration for the studies is now open. There are a limited number of places available, and participants are selected in the registration order, so everyone interested in the training should register early to secure their place. The studies start on September 4, 2023.

The training has been funded by the Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment. The Service Centre promotes the competence development of working-age people and the availability of skilled labour. The operations of the Service Centre are overseen by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Read more about the training from our website.

For more information, kindly contact:

Teemu Myllylä, Senior Lecturer, Business Economics, VAMK, +358 50 471 3975,


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