the confederation of Swedish enterprise is quite right that the bets needed to get the young people to choose courses in industries where the jobs are. Sweden cannot afford the development, where youth unemployment is high while the labour market has a critical need for skilled workers.
There is every reason to welcome the confederation of Swedish Enterprise highlights the increased cooperation between schools and enterprises as an important precondition for improving the students ' opportunities and enhancing the quality of vocational education and training. Like the confederation of Swedish Enterprise, I am absolutely convinced that it is only if the industries take responsibility and engage in the training as it can be really good.
It is through the active local executive committee, where the companies are represented, as the courses can be sharpened. The most important task is to ensure that all students, no matter which secondary school or vocational programme they choose, are guaranteed the right amount of work-based learning of high quality. A successful time with the work-based learning is the very best gateway to the labour market.
the confederation of Swedish enterprise suggests that efforts are required to help today's elementary school students to make informed educational decisions. It is, of course, is essential, not least to avoid the wrong choice and studiemisslyckanden. All students must the school have knowledge of the current labour market, and to know what educational pathways are available.
now, When the confederation of Swedish enterprise calls for ”better consumer information,” which is an unfortunate choice of words, however, it is regrettable that they do not mention the profession that has this as its main mission – namely the country's study - and career counsellors!
. Thus, there is every reason also for Swedish Industry to the attention of the study - and vocational guidance in the elementary school.
We know that a well-functioning study and yrkesvägledningsverksamhet in the highest degree, counteract dropout rates, as well as the error and re-election, which has negative consequences for both the individual and society as a whole. At the same time, we see, unfortunately, how the guidance often could be de-prioritised in everyday school life and to access to and quality of guidance varies greatly between municipalities and schools.
we want to in the lr, together with the confederation of Swedish enterprise, to try and change. Together, we can push for a development that leads to a better supply of competence and in the long term generate successful Swedish companies can contribute to the continued growth and prosperity for our country.