VMA PIC number for Erasmus applications 947240309
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Sigríđur Huld Jónsdóttir firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant principal. (ađstođarskólameistari)
Benedikt Barđason email@example.com
Course director. (áfangastjóri)
Sigurđur Hlynur Sigurđsson firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality manager. (Gćđastjóri) and Project manager, curriculum design. (verkefnastjóri námskrár)
Anna María Jónsdóttir email@example.com
Student counsellors. (námsráđgjafi)
Svava Hrönn Magnúsdóttir firstname.lastname@example.org
Árný Ţóra Ármannsdóttir
Ásdís Birgisdóttir email@example.com on study leave 2016 - 2017
Emilía Baldursdóttir firstname.lastname@example.org
María Albína Tryggvadóttir (skólahjúkrunarfrćđingur school nurse) email@example.com
Information about Akureyri for visitors
Srpsko hrvatskom Polski Pусский
Tel: (+354) 464 0300
Please feel free to contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Office director. (Skrifstofustjóri)
Hrafnhildur Haraldsdóttir firstname.lastname@example.org
VMA works with schools and other partners on international projects.
International coordinator. (verkefnastjóri erlendra samskipta)
Jóhannes Árnason email@example.com
Library. Head librarian. (Bókasafn. Bókavörđur.)
Sigríđur Sigurđardóttir firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for basic practical information for students and families; attendance, reporting sickness, dropping courses, minimum requirements, email, exams, selecting study for next semester, etc. (.pdf)
Directors of study for different study lines.
Baldvin B Ringsted
Technical studies, (Iđnnám, vélstjórn) and Distance education (Fjarnám)
General skills (Brautarbrú) and Special education for students which need special assistance and individuals study plans. (Starfsbrautir, sérhćft nám fyrir nemendur sem ţurfa einstaklingsmiđađ nám.)
Science, sports science, art studies, social science, business line and assistant nursing.
(Náttúrufr.br. íţróttabraut, listnám, félagsfrćđibraut, viđskiptanám og sjúkraliđabraut)
Breaking the language barrier
VMA offers assistance to foreign students and students whose first language is not Icelandic.
- Svava Hrönn Magnúsdóttir, student counselor, serves as a special adviser to foreign students. Interpreters are available for attending meetings with non-Icelandic speaking students and parents,
- VMA has diverse multicultural teaching and support staff allowing students to find assistance in understanding how the school works and how to seek help.
- As often as possible, VMA strives to have basic information available in foreign languages.
- VMA takes pride in trying to meet the needs of all students.
- Students and parents are encouraged to contact VMA if they wish the school to take into consideration any special circumstances.
- Students are likewise encouraged to contact VMA should they wish to accelerate their studies.
- Students living outside Akureyri can rent a room in the dormitory which is located close to VMA and serves both VMA as well as The Akureyri Junior College (MA, an academic college).
Brief history of VMA.
VMA was founded in 1984 by the merging of institutions that offered programmes in trades, mechanics, household studies and additional studies after 10th grade. During the first school year VMA had 780 students, however recent years have seen that number increase to over 1200. In the last few years the number of students has been around 1100. In addition, each year VMA has 300 - 500 part time students using distance learning for their studies.
The current number of staff at the school is almost 200.
VMA is a comprehensive college offering academic and vocational studies: (the school years 2015 - 2016 and 2016 - 2017 we are changing the curriculum and in some cases we can not link to the specific lines of study)
Academic studies for matriculation to university from all vocational and art programmes
Academic studies for matriculation to university with emphasis on social studies, natural science, business, and sports science
Art studies in visual artand textiles
Assistant nursing and foundations for other health care studies
Basics of catering, cooking, and meat processing
Construction and house painting
Electricity study, basic study, the first two years.
Metalwork and mechanical engineering, the first year, a basic study for metal, mecanics and automotive.
Programmes for students with special needs because of disabilities or those who otherwise cannot make use of regular programmes
General skills for students who aim for studies that VMA does not offer and for students who have not finished the qualifications required to enroll in other vocational or academic lines of study