Million for technical studies need to provide more students

Education in science, mathematics, it and engineering can screw up too busy with the new appropriation. 102 million dollars is on the way to a number of highe

Million for technical studies need to provide more students

Education in science, mathematics, it and engineering can screw up too busy with the new appropriation.

102 million dollars is on the way to a number of higher education so that they can increase recorded in areas such as it and engineering.

this was stated by The Ministry of Education and research in a press release.

It is the government and the parties behind the agreement on appropriations from 2017 which has been agreed to distribute the balance in the period 2019 to 2022.

this Appropriation is intended to prevent applicants for technical education will be rejected, while at the same time the labour market calls for engineers and other science skills.

- It has been a great desire for educational institutions and the business community. The increased intake can contribute to, that we have access to qualified labor, says education and forskningsminister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen (S).

From 2017 to 2019, there was an average of a year rejected more than 800 qualified applicants to courses in the natural sciences, it, mathematics and engineering, which typically leads to jobs with low unemployment.

And that many are rejected at the gate, may seem paradoxical.

For several years, trade associations and politicians encouraged young people to enter science and technical education.

At the confederation of Danish Industry, explains the research and education policy chief, Mette Fjord Sørensen, to while the IT-courses are very sought after, fighting other studies in the field of mathematics and physics to fill the seats up.

- the Issue is more complex. We would still like to have that many more young people are looking towards the education. And so we have sounded the alarm, because there was education, where we got turned some young people in the door, she says.

the Danish Industry is therefore excited about the 102 million Danish kroner, which is on the way to the science and technical education.

- It is a really good start. So far, there has not been the opportunity in the same scale, to prioritise funding towards the seats, where there is a great demand from the labour market, says Mette Fjord Sørensen.

the Danish association of engineers, IDA, is at least as positive as the Danish Industry at the prospect of more seats at among the other engineering degrees.

Here points out, president Thomas Damkjær Petersen, that the demand for employees with it-professional, scientific, and other technical skills do not seem to slow down for the time being.

- With the technological development, the increasing level of digitisation, and not least the increased focus on the green transition, there is no doubt that we must give priority to these programmes. We do not, we are not in the goal, says Thomas Damkjær Petersen in a written comment.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 15:00

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