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Student Newsletter Omnis 2/2023

Newsletter | 17.02.2023
Student Newsletter Omnis February 2023

Happy beginning of the winter holidays to everyone! At the beginning of the year, a lot has happened at Omnia. It's already winter vacation time.

Vacation does not mean time off and vacation trips for everyone. Many of you have studies or work based learning next week. Some of you are preparing for the matriculation examination. Many of you are also working during the holiday week. 

Whatever your plan is for the holiday, remember to take care of yourself! Let's enjoy the increasing light and the singing of the birds.

Maija Aaltola, Principal

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Tips for Winter Holiday

The winter holiday will take place during the week 8. Check VisitEspoo ( for what to do during the week. 

Register for SAKUstars 2023 live

SAKUstars 2023 culture competiton registration for live series is open until the March 13. ( Register here.

KULPS culture vouchers for the 1st year vocational students and TUVA students

Espoo City offers KULPS culture vouchers for Omnia's first year students and TUVA students. Apprenticeship students are also entitled for the benefit. 

You can collect your voucher from your teacher or at InfoOmnia after mid-February on a specified date. The voucher is for personal use only and everyone needs to pick up their own voucher.

Liikkuva Omnia (Mobile Omnia)   well-being for everyday life

Check the activities at Liikkuva Omnia Instagram. #liikkuvaomnia

Ohjaamo Olotila Living Room

Young Adults (18-30 years old) Living Room is open every Monday at Leppävaara Ohjaamotalo Starttipiste between 3 and 6 pm. It is space for games, hanging out, meeting new people, studying and other projects. There is a ping pong table, Nindendo Switch and many card and board games. More information (

Omnia's first Gala for Professionals took place on February 13

Omnian ammattilaisgaala.

Vocational Student of the year 2022 Eetu Parviainen.

At Omnia's first Gala for Professionals, students, teachers and partners were awarded for their merits and success in year 2022.  

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Awards 2022

Vocational Teacher of the Year
Tuula Tuhkanen, business and administration studies

Vocational Student of the Year
Eetu Parviainen, electricity and automation

Adult Student of the Year
Antonio Flores, hair and beauty

Encouragers of the Year
Ahmed Hussein, instructor, bakery and confectionery
Maarit Nikkanen, Food Services Supevisor

Work Place Instructor of the Year
Sanni Saarinen, Reception Shift Manager, Holiday Inn City Center 

Working Life Partner of the Year
Amak Oy

Act of the Year
Development and competition success of the well being technology, social and health care

Ambassador of Vocational Education 2022
Henri Alén

Apply for your period of work based learning abroad!


Application period until 31.3.

Could this be the best thing in your life so far?

Would you like to have some new experiences and a little bit different period of work based learning?

Omnia's vocational students can participate in work based learning abroad and include the period in their qualification.  The length of the period is normally 1-6 months. The countries and cities vary according to the qualification. It is also possible to find the placement themselves and apply for grants for their work based learning period.  

Check the instructions for applying and selecton criteria at

The application period for autumn 2023 is open at Wilma until 31.3.2023.

OBA's upcoming matches


Omnia's own basketball team OBA (Omnia Basketball Academy) plays on Finnish Championship series for 19 year old boys.  

OBA's next matches

  • Sat 25.2. OBA – Turun NMKY, Mäkelänrinteen Uintikeskus
  • Sat 4.3. HNMKY 1 OBA, Malmin palloiluhalli 1
  • Sat 11.3. OBA – Kouvot, Mäkelänrinteen Uintikeskus
  • Sat 18.3. Turun NMKY OBA, Peltolan ammatti-instituutti
  • Sat 25.3. Lahti Basketball 1 OBA, YMCA Training Center

Check all the matches at Korisliiga website (

Life at Omnia

Free courses and lectures at Espoo Adult Education Centre (in Finnish)

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