Specialized Upper Level Vocational Qualification: Reindeer Husbandry
The reindeer husbandry is undergoing constant change. The increasing use of other forms of land use, the EU, the meat market, and environmental protection pose challenges for the reindeer herding industry. In addition to reindeer herding skills, the reindeer herder is required to have the ability to cooperate, to have communication and information technology skills, and to be familiar with legislation. Keeping up with development requires keeping up-to-date with skills, following changes in the industry, and anticipating them.
A vocational qualification in reindeer husbandry provides added value and opportunities to increase knowledge and skills. Completing an upper level specialty qualification or parts of it is a visible demonstration of competence, and the education can be used for acceptance into a polytechnic or university program.
A professional reindeer husbandry qualification can be acquired flexibly while working. Practical reindeer husbandry management is a key part of the profession. Vocational qualification training in reindeer husbandry will be supplemented with practical training. The training provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge in the field and to develop cooperation and networking with other reindeer herders. Reindeer herders from all over the reindeer herding region will learn about each other's reindeer herding culture. This is what increases the professional pride of the reindeer.