Taitaja is Finland's biggest annual gathering of the vocational education community. The main event is the skills competition for young professionals. Held at the Lahti Fair and Sports Centre, Taitaja2014 will feature 400 students competing in 44 skill categories. The event also includes the TaitajaPLUS competition for students with special needs, and the Taitaja9 practical skills challenge for ninth graders competing in teams.
The number of international competitors reaches a record high in Taitaja2014 Skills Categories The number of international guest competitors applied to vocational skills categories included in the Taitaja2014 event has reached a record high. Altogether 30 foreign students from ten different countries participate 23 categories. In addition, there will be four students from abroad observing two skills categories. Also, a comprehensive representation of experts in vocational training and vocational skills events from all over the world will be present.