Utbildning Nord continues for another four years

Övertorneå An agreement between Norway, Sweden and Finland means that the Utbildning Nordkalotten Foundation can continue providing vocational training for another four years.

The new agreement was signed in Stockholm on Tuesday.

"We are very pleased that our organization will continue to be trusted as an important player in the supply of skills, especially in the North Calotte region. The agreement secures vocational education and training activities and their continued development over the next four years," says Leif Lahti, Director of Utbildning Nord.

The agreement sets out the activities of the Foundation, the organization, the forms of cooperation and the number of training places the countries commit to purchase. The Swedish government has now signed the agreement, subject to approval, and the agreement is now being submitted in a bill to the Swedish Parliament.

"It is important to promote activities such as this, which help to meet the need for skills supply in the north and strengthen regional cooperation between our Nordic countries," says Johan Pehrson, Minister for Employment and Integration.

Utbildning Nord (Education North) conducts vocational training adapted to the needs of the labor markets in Sweden, Norway and Finland, in order to promote and develop the labor market and regional cooperation between the northernmost parts of the three countries.

Lennart Håkansson