The Danish vocational schools can by all accounts breathe a sigh of relief after several years of economic wrangling with the state.
The reviled omprioriteringsbidrag, who since 2014 has imposed a large number of government institutions to save two percent of their budgets each year, seems to be past for the vocational schools.
Already from next year the schools will get rid of the much debated economic feint. It is the government and the Danish people's Party have agreed, in connection with the finanslovsforhandlingerne.
- We need people who can use both the head and the hands. It creates growth and new jobs, which we need, says finance minister Kristian Jensen (V), according to the media BygTek.dk.
the Measure must be seen in light of the government's objective that every fourth pupil in the primary school in 2020 will need to take a training. The figures are in years only of 19.4 percent, if you make an average on a national scale.
Vocational schools have for several years struggled with the imposed savings, according to represented the interests of the Danish Vocational schools would risk the erosion of the education in the longer term.
It has previously managed the whole sector to get exposed to the savings, and as late as september of this year, the government launched a large response with over 50 initiatives to strengthen the Danish vocational schools.
That the government now also chooses to bow omprioriteringsbidraget matter of great joy to the industry organisation Danish Crafts.
- Our member companies are hungry for qualified workers, and although they themselves stand for a large part of the programme, while students are in the internship, this is the time where the students are in the vocational schools, immensely important, says director of the Danish Craft, Morten Frihagen according to BygTek.
According to Louise Pihl, who is vice president of the Danish Construction association, the recent years ' recurring savings in the Danish vocational education has been to threaten the quality of teaching.
- If the vet should be attractive to more young people, it requires that the teaching is in the top, and that there are modern workshops and equipment, she says according to the media.