Norway is allocating 166 million kroner to close “knowledge gaps” among adults

Henrik AsheimPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The Norwegian government will distribute NOK 166 million to tackle “knowledge gaps” among adults. The money will go to training in, among other things, reading, writing, and arithmetic.

The scheme will cover the needs of 8,000 adults and will be managed by Competence Norway. 

The money will be directed at 856 courses. The companies in Viken, Oslo, and Trøndelag will receive the most support.

“Over 400,000 adults in Norway have weak basic reading skills. Even more in accounting and ICT. When working life sets stricter requirements for competence, we must ensure that more people receive the training they need to be able to work,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (H) noted in a press release from the Ministry of Education.

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

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