47 Education The Ylivieska economic region has 11 day care centres. There are 23 comprehensive schools, and five upper secondary and vocational schools. A health care education unit at Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Oulainen Vocational College are located in Oulainen. The Centria University of Applied Sciences in Ylivieska has about 3,000 students in five programmes: technology, business, social work and health care, the humanities and education and culture. In addition, you can study in English on the Industrial Management study programme in Ylivieska. The Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia also offers university courses and vocational further education in Ylivieska. Raudaskylä Christian College offers various education and vocational programmes on different levels. leisure The economic region’s leisure activities major in sports and music. The area has many exercise areas, swimming halls, ice rinks and riding centres. All municipalities have musical activities on offer. Walking in nature, jogging, hunting and skiing are the main hobbies in the area. In the Ylivieska region, you can also take courses in the community colleges and music colleges. The local centre for arts and entertainment events is the Ylivieskatalo Akustiikka. Summer events include theatres, the Sun Pampas festival, and the popular Kauppojen yö event in Ylivieska. The Huhmarkallio area has skiing tracks, hiking trails, a climbing wall and a carting track in the summer. Part of the Finland Festivals music event, the Oulaisten Musiikkiviikot event is a varied series of concerts that charm thousands of listeners each year in October and November. Oulainen also hosts the annual national event of vintage machines, Weteraanikonepäivät.
Hanhikivi Guide 2015
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