The battle for competence in Norway

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The battle for elevated competence in Norway

Competence Norway (Kompetanse Norge) not too long ago held a Breakfast Seminar concerning the battle for competence in Norway.


– Growing your personal abilities should be doable for all, no matter whether or not you could have a job or have to qualify for work. Director in Competence Norway, Gina Lund, says on the Competence Breakfast concerning the necessity for abilities sooner or later.

– Competence coverage should embrace your entire inhabitants – these with weak fundamental abilities, those that don’t grasp the Norwegian language, those that want additional schooling, profession steering or actual competence evaluation, she emphasises.

The theme for this 12 months’s newest Breakfast Seminar is the battle for competence and the way to make sure that Norway possesses the abilities wanted.

– We see that it’s extra essential with formal competence as we speak than earlier than. It isn’t with out motive that it could possibly more and more be in comparison with the battle for existence.

Lund factors to the bottom proportion of individuals within the office in additional than 20 years, and that lack of information contributes to exclusion from or weak inclusion and integration within the society. And in case you are employed, it’s the ones with the bottom schooling ranges who additionally take part within the improvement of abilities the least. Moreover: If you’re out of labor, you lose an essential enviornment for growing wanted abilities. This could progressively enhance the space to the office and the surface world as such.

The battle for elevated competence

On the similar time, that is the battle for elevated competence. Helene Ytteborg within the secretariat of the Competence Wants Committee (KBU) emphasised in her presentation that the extent of abilities in Norway is mostly good however could possibly be even higher.

– We have now a excessive stage of schooling, however to many have gone by way of major faculty solely. There are vital recruitment issues for some professions, particularly within the well being and social sectors. There are additionally main regional variations by way of competence wants, she implores.

See your entire presentation (pdf).

Versatile schooling and business packages

The panel consisted of the Norwegian Minister of Data and Schooling, Jan Tore Sanner (Conservatives), Chief Economist in LO, Roger Bjørnstad, Division Supervisor for Competence and Innovation in NHO, Rune Foshaug, and CEO of Vestre AS, Jan Christian Vestre.

The Minister of Data identified that the dialogue about lifelong studying isn’t new, however that the backdrop is completely different.

– The necessity for added competence and alter in duties all through the office will develop a lot bigger sooner or later. I see this as a dialogue of how we are able to safe each financial and social sustainability within the time to return.

He referred to the introduced Competence Reform the place the Norwegian Authorities are taking motion already is in impact, together with the event of versatile further schooling in digital abilities and business packages for the susceptible industries.

Too gradual

CEO of Vestre AS, and earlier than this Labour Politician, Jan Christian Vestre, believes that issues transfer too gradual:

– I’m significantly involved that it’s transferring too slowly at current. Our predominant problem is that we’re nonetheless dwelling in a world the place now we have created an schooling system primarily based on the concept when you could have completed your research you might be totally skilled and have obtained all the things it’s essential to reach working life. Till we handle to create an built-in schooling system that takes into consideration that you’re by no means totally skilled, making it each a proper and an obligation to extend competence alongside the way in which, I’m afraid we will likely be right here speaking about the identical problem in ten years time.

View the talk on this Fb web page.


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