Breakfast seminar on tech sector-adapted education

Department of Applied IT

Forskningsgången 6, 417 56 Göteborg

Monday 21 May 2018

08:00 - 09:00

#GBGTECHWEEK: The tech sector urgently needs industry-adapted education. How could education be reformed to meet the skills needed in the future? Welcome to a breakfast seminar on industry adapted education. The seminar is a co-arrangement between Business Region Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Swedish IT and Telecom Industries (IT&Telekomföretagen) and Connect Sverige and a part of Gothenburg Tech Week.
Photo: Unsplash/IT&Telekomföretagen

The Swedish labour market suffers from a shortage of qualified competence, where the digital sector stands out with an estimated deficit of 70 000 ICT experts in 2022. The publicly financed education sector is not alone capable of delivering the competence needed. Is it time to break up the monolithic education system and put all professionally oriented education on the market, including academic education?

Program and contributors
Fredrik von Essen, Public Affairs Expert at IT&Telekomföretagen, presents a proposal for a government commission with an assignment to reform higher education.

Beatrice Silow, Manager of Communication and Culture at Sigma IT Consulting, and Fredrik Paring, CEO of Cilbuper IT on the challenges regarding cooperation with education providers:

Johan Magnusson, Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, and a representative for a vocational education institution on how public governance and funding could be designed to provide working life-adapted education.

Anna Johansson (MP Social Democratic party) and Michael Svensson (MP Moderate party) on if education policy can be adapted to the working life.

Hosted by: Business Region Göteborg, Connect Sverige, the University of Gothenburg, Swedish IT and Telecom Industries (IT&Telekomföretagen) and TechNordic.


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