The Norwegian government is earmarking over 50 million kroner for vocational schools

Vocational schoolPhoto: Thomas Brun / NTB
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Vocational schools across the country will receive a total of NOK 54.5 million to develop new offers, buy new equipment, and develop digital teaching aids, the Norwegian government announced.

“This money will contribute to making existing and new educational offers at vocational schools even better and more relevant,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (H) noted in a press release.

Among other things, support will be aimed at vocational schools that offer construction subjects, health subjects, maritime subjects, and green subjects.

This year, there have been a record number of applicants to vocational schools, with a total of 12,806 applicants, an increase of almost 30% from the previous year if one compares the figures with the same vocational schools that were also included in the admissions last year.

“We know that the need for more people with vocational education will increase in the years ahead,” Asheim said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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