Industry boom means more teachers needed in northern Sweden

A street scene in Arctic Sweden. Unprecedented development in the North means more educators are needed. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • Major industrial projects in the north of Sweden have led to a lack of teaching staff in schools.
  • To meet the demand, Umeå University will start a new teacher training programme for vocational teachers, that will be held in Skellefteå, and an online programme to train pre-school teachers.
  • “We are seeing an almost unprecedented development in the region and we know that teachers will be needed,” says Lars-Erik Lauritz, head of the teacher training college at Uneå University.
Radio Sweden

For more on how the boom is fueling the teacher need in the North, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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