– There is a need to get alarmed. If we are unable to get a much better implementation of vocational education, we can lack of 65,000 skilled workers in Norway by 2030, says Halvorsen.
The Minister also announced a number of measures to raise the status of vocational subjects. Accordingly, it will be ensured to get more young people to choose vocational courses in high school, and to get more of them to complete their programs.
Currently, only 15 percent of the students complete their school. Also applications for vocational schools has recently gone down. In the last six years, 14 percent fewer girls and nine percent fewer boys applied to vocational programs.