Xenophobia Reduces the Chance of Traineeship

900 students with minority background are on the waiting list, this year. Training Office for carpentry in Oslo believes that the case may be related to the ban on the surnames of the students.

– Those with a non-ethnic surname, are pushed to the side of the building industries. I will not argue that there is a direct xenophobia, but attitudes indicates it, “said general manager of education office for carpentry in Oslo, Arvid Søgaard.

Not due to Their Success level

Søgaard noted that refusal of minority students by the industry is not because of their grades or absence and warned the construction industry about the future difficulties they will face if they continue discourage the potential labor force.

– You have to recruit and motivate those who wish to work in the field, said he.

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