Minister: Laid-off workers in Norway will receive free tailor-made educational offers

Henrik AsheimPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The Norwegian government is allocating NOK 81 million for new courses and educational offers tailored to the laid-off, unemployed, young people, and recent graduates.

The offers will range from upper secondary to higher education, the Ministry of Education and Research stated. Universities, colleges, vocational colleges, and other private institutions will receive money to scale up existing flexible educational offerings.

“Young people and those with low education have the most difficulty in the labor market, and now, they will get more opportunities to get an education while they wait to enter working life again,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (H) noted.

“The offers are free for those who want to sign up and often digital. It makes it easy to combine with job search, family life, or work. Some of the courses start already in June, so I hope many people use the opportunity to acquire more competence quickly,” Asheim said.

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