Laboratory Technology

The competition tasks of the skill category are based on the Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Technology. The qualification title of the vocational qualification is laboratory technician

As a laboratory technician, you can work in various tasks in the laboratory field, such as quality assurance of industrial products, natural sciences research, development of products and production methods, or monitoring the state of the environment and food quality.

Description of the skill category

The laboratory technician examines everyday items, such as food products, the environment, medicines, cosmetics and bio products. The laboratory technician ensures the quality and safety of products. The laboratory technician also participates in the development and research of new products. The work of the laboratory technician includes the analysis of industrial raw materials and products. In practical work, the laboratory technician prepares solutions, takes and processes samples, takes measurements and calculates results. The work of the laboratory technician is precise, careful, responsible and long-term, and it requires the ability to work independently and in a team.

In the Taitaja competition, the laboratory technician makes laboratory determinations. The laboratory technician processes samples and performs the necessary chemical, physical and biotechnological analyses. The laboratory technician calculates the results, assesses the accuracy of the results and draws conclusions about the quality of the samples. The laboratory technician adheres to occupational safety regulations and the principles of sustainable development in their work. The competition tasks of the skill category are based on the excellent level skills requirements of the Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Technology and the requirements of working life.

Laboratory technician is a skill category with no age limit. The competition is an individual competition.

Skill requirements

The skill category is based on the requirements and criteria of ”Excellent” of vocational qualification in laboratory technology and the requirements of the working life.

In the competition tasks, the emphasis is on the management of working methods and methods, the performance of the work and the correctness of the result. Attention is also paid to safe working, following instructions, scheduling one’s own work, reporting and cooperation skills.

Skill category managers

Skill steering group

  • Sanna Matinaho, Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia
  • Leena Kainulainen, Tampereen seudun ammattiopisto Tredu
  • Sonja Kannisto, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Lotta Heikkilä, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Mia Pirttimaa, Keski-Pohjanmaan koulutusyhtymä Kpedu
  • Petra Gynther, Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia
  • Taru Reinikainen, Ammattiliitto Pro
  • Irja Hiekkamäki, Ruokavirasto
  • Sari Voutilainen, Yara
  • Marianne Mäki, Valio
  • Pinja Harakkamäki, Curium Pharma
  • Marjatta Säisä, Opetushallitus
  • Pirjo Heiskanen, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Ella Leppänen, Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu TAMK

Partners of the skill

Main event partners