Many perople agree that school is the most important supplier to the labour market and the increasement of competence is often wiewed as a solution for problems on the labour market. This is also a wiew shared by the chambler of the region west Sweden. They mean that schools with strong connections with companies on the labour market, the right attitude of young people towards work and an increasing inflow of international competences will help the labour market to grow.
The chambler want to secure a competetive business community in West Sweden and this is why they now are running a comprising campaign for increasing competence in the region. They claim that their mission is clear, they want to bring in a business perspective to education. They also want entrepreneurship and leadership to be a big part of education and they mean that the right attitude and a positive feeling towards work is as important as formal knowledge . So to bring a bussiness perspective in education and a positive feeling towards work and entrepreneurship the chambler wants to increase the partnership between local businesses in west sweden and the schools of the region.
Since the companies in west sweden soon will have to employ more competent staff another key that the cambler is mentioning is to increase the inflow of international competences who wish to work and develop in the region. The chambler is therefor having a close partnership with the schools of the region in the mission to attract the right international competences to West Sweden.
In the mission of increasing competence in west Sweden the chambler is working for:
Strenghtening students attitudes towards business. Increase teachers and other school workers insight in the labourmarket.
Make all school workers spend atleast one preocent of their working hours in the reality that awaits the students after finishing school.
Atleast ten precent of west swedens students should have ongoing contakt with sponsor companies.
Contact with the labourmarket should be a big part of the teacher education.
The universities of west sweden should develop to be among the best in the world.
Attract and keep international competences for both studies and labour.
Personally I really belive that having connections with companies already in school would help young people when it is time for them to search for a job. In gives a wiev of what working in a company would be like, what kind of jobs and businesses there are and most important, connections for the future. Also companies will gain from this though they get to know and teach young people and possible employees on an early stage. What do you think of the chamblers attempts to increase competence in the west of Sweden?