NEXT – Education Copenhagen

NEXT – Education Copenhagen is Denmark’ largest technical college and offer education at 14 venues in greater Copenhagen. NEXT´ mayor programs are Media production, Industry and design, Building and constructions and Technical Upper-Secondary School. At two of our venues, we offer Media production programs.

At NEXT we have the educations for Film and video assistants, Photographer, Theater, exhibition and event technician, Mediagraphic designer and the basic course for Web-integrators.

Our mission for NEXT is to develop, operate and renew vocational education, upper secondary education, continuing education and pre VET activities in the capital area – with a national and international perspective.

NEXT is working towards being a comprehensive and sustainable vocational and educational college, a professionalized, competent and creative organization and an attractive workplace for dedicated and professionally qualified employees who are ambitious in relation to students, teaching and training.

NEXT is also working towards a value- added interaction with the outside world by seeking out innovation and development, mutual partnerships, new apprenticeship and new national and international networks, and not at least by being stakeholders preferred choice.

NEXT has since 2007-collected great experience working with international activities. At NEXT international activities includes student- and employees mobilities, strategic partnerships, internship abroad and Worldskills.

In 2016, the college had 7500 students per year and approx 1000 employees in charge of the college teaching, management and operation.

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Porvoo Vocational College, Amisto


Porvoo Vocational College, Amisto, is part of the Intermunicipal Federation in East-Uusimaa in Southern Finland. Local communities are members of the Intermunicipal Federation and Porvoo Vocational College is one of the schools owned and financed by it. Amisto has four campuses. Two of the campuses are located in Porvoo and the others in the neighbouring municipalities of Askola and Loviisa. In these campuses Amisto offers vocational education to comprehensive school graduates (youth sector, ages 15 – 19) in the technical and service sectors. Immigrant education for all ages is also available.

Learning by doing
Studies in Amisto include learning by doing with modern technology and equipment in various learning environments. Amisto wants to ensure the high quality of on-the-job learning periods by actively keeping up contacts with companies and enterprises on local and national levels. It is also possible to take a dual degree in both vocational studies and upper secondary school studies.

On-the-job learning is an important part of vocational education. All upper secondary vocational qualifications include at least 20 credits (half a year) of on-the-job learning. This means focused, supervised and assessed learning in enterprises in genuine working environments in accordance with the curriculum. During this period, students will learn some of the practical vocational skills included in the qualification. Vocational education includes vocational skills demonstrations to prove that the objectives of vocational studies and the skills required in working life have been achieved.

International activities

International activities are part of everyday life of Porvoo Vocational College. Porvoo Vocational College has several European partner schools abroad. Good European contacts enable us to offer our students the possibility to do their on-the-job learning periods abroad, participate in international co-operation projects and take optional studies such as language and cultural courses. We welcome all international guests to visit our college and we also encourage our students and personnel to participate in study visits abroad.

Porvoo Vocational College, Amisto

Perämiehentie 6, 06100 Porvoo, Finland



IES Puerta Bonita is a public school member of the Council of Education centres network in Madrid’s Community. The school is located inside the premises of a state known as “Vista Alegre” which was a peasant property during the XVIII century. Part of this wide area is now our Vocational Training School which was established on October 1990, settled in an old building dating from year 1925, which previously was a minors home. From its origins it has been a specific and specialized professional training school in technical professions related to the Media.
The Centre’s main objective is to qualify its students as technicians. There are two levels of qualification: a higher and an intermediate degree in the fields of Graphic Arts and Audio-visuals, Image and Audio techonologies, with the high-priority objective of facilitating the integration into the labour market or self-employment of these professionals.
In the Graphic Arts field, the officials courses offered are:
– Intermediate Degree: Print Process
– Intermediate Degree: Digital Prepress Process
– Higher Degree: Graphic Design and Editorial Production
– Higher Degree: Production in Graphic Arts Industries
All the degrees have a training period in a graphic company once the students have finished their official courses at school. This period is around 400 hours, depending on the degree.


Jyväskylä College


Jyväskylä College is a multidisciplinary vocational institute that provides education for more than 4000 young people annually, preparing them for dozens of different careers. The “Career Start” Programme helps school leavers in their career choices. Jyväskylä College also offers studies towards completing basic education and raising leaving certificate grades, and basic art education in music and dance for children and youth. In 2013 Jyväskylä College was awarded the National Quality Award especially for the development work done on entrepreneurship education. Jyväskylä College is part of the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium.

The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium is owned by Central Finnish municipalities and it carries out regional development schemes in accordance with the education policy of Central Finland. It provides vocational education for the needs of trade and industry and public sector and is also an active player in the world of work.

Jyväskylä College

P.O. Box 427, 40101 Jyväskylä, Finland,


School of design, GBS St.Gallen (CH)

School of design, GBS St.Gallen

School of design, GBS St.Gallen

The School of Design at the GBS St.Gallen is the most important and most traditional training center for visual communication and design-art in vocational and higher education in Eastern Switzerland.

The School of Design has its roots in 1783 and is the oldest vocational school of design in the german talking part of Europe. St.Gallen as a book town and well known for its textil industry in the last century was until recently responsible for the school. In 2005, it went over to the Canton of St.Gallen and is a part of the Industrial Vocational and Higher-Education Center St.Gallen (GBS St.Gallen). The profiling of the school of design as a center of excellence in the field of art, fashion, design and printing is strengthened through new offerings and integration with practice, creativity, experimentation and visionary thinking: open eyes – craft practice – world experience.

At the GBS St.Gallen, about 4,600 students from 19 cantons and the Principality of Liechtenstein are taught in 46 different occupations in 10 school buildings in vocational education and training. Another 1200 students are following higher education studies with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training. The vocational Education of the GBS St.Gallen is divided into five departments: school of design, construction, technical occupations, service occupations and part-time baccalaureate. The higher education of the GBS St.Gallen is divided into two departements: school of design and construction. Whether day course or course over several semesters – technical, social and methodological skills are guaranteed. The teaching team consists of proven professionals with years of professional and teaching experience. They impart knowledge-practical with the latest developments.

At the the school of design about 60 teachers promote some 500 students in vocational education and provide the necessary theoretical and technical knowledge as well as general education and sports. Another 80 teachers are involved in the higher education courses of the school of design.
Work is done using modern equipment and materials, not to mention head and crafts. The aim is to strengthen the young professionals on their way to a future career in their skills and give them the necessary knowledge along the way. All the students have a contract with a company when they start at the school. In general, the students attend for one or two days a week the school of design and work during the rest of the time in their company. Practical courses offered by the associations of the professions complete the education. The normal apprenticeship lasts three or four years.

The school of design offers the following occupations in vocational education:

• graphic designers,
• interactive media designers,
• prepress operators,
• printing technologist / press operators,
• photograf assistants,
• polydesigner3D / visusal merchandisers,
• goldsmith / silversmith,
• stone sculptures,
• fashion/clothes designers

The school of design offers a wide range of courses for painting, design and Digital Media:

Preparatory Courses for design
• preparatory year for creative professionals
• preparatory year for design studies

The school of design offers the following higher education studies with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training:

• Typographical designer in visual communication
• Technical Operations Specialist in Printing and Packaging Technology
• Printing Sales Executive
• Color designer
• Certified designers in communication design
• Certified designers in visual arts
• Certified designers in Photography and Video
• Certified designers in interaction design

School of design
GBS St.Gallen
Demutstr. 115
CH – 9012 St.Gallen

Hansenberg, Kolding (DK)


HANSENBERG is a predominant player in education and training in the entire region. The main school and the student hostel were built in 2001 and are situated at 28 Skovvangen in Kolding. The school’s other addresses are C.F. Tiegtens Vej and 90 Vranderupvej.

Kolding Technical School started in 1854 as a night school for apprentices. During the 21st century, Kolding Technical School took an entirely new building into use as well as redesigned existing buildings for teaching according to the latest principles of learning. In 2007 the school was renamed HANSENBERG after the two founders of the school, Peter Hansen and Chresten Berg.

The new building as well as the redesigned buildings provide the settings for an open learning environment in which traditional classrooms have been replaced by open learning rooms, lecture rooms and flexible conference rooms. The student environment merges with the Bistro. Access to information is provided by some 900 PCs, ensuring direct user access to the Internet.

HANSENBERG is the first Danish educational institution to be awarded the international award called Recognised for Excellence


Skovvangen 28  ·  6000 Kolding
T: +45 79 32 01 00  ·  F: +45 75 53 82 96