VästKraft’s vision is
to increase the competence of individuals within the technology sector,
and thereby strengthen the Gothenburg Region’s sustainable growth.
Project Period: 23rd of March 2009 – 22nd of June 2011 (originally 22nd of March 2011, but the project has been extended)
Budget: € 5 000 000
Financier: European Social Fund
Project owner: Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities
All the participants in VästKraft work within the automotive industry or its suppliers, in the Gothenburg Region.
3 000 employees at companies in the technology sector
The participants work at companies in need of competence development within the technology area. The company sets up a plan where they identify the employees’ needs, and in dialogue with VästKraft’s educational planner a schedule for the courses.
500 former employees in the technology sector
The participants are still employed when they enter the project, but have been given notice. They have to start the competence development before their last day at work, but can continue when they are unemployed.
Main Project Partners:
Arbetsförmedlingen – Public Employment Service
Almega – Employer and Trade Organisation for the Swedish Service Sector
Business Region Göteborg – A Non-profit Company that Develops Trade and Industry
IF Metall – The Swedish Industrial Workers' and the Swedish Metalworkers' Union
LO – The Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Sveriges ingenjörer – The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers
Teknikföretagen – The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries
TRR Trygghetsrådet – Outplacement Services for Corporate Managements and Trade Union Representatives
Unionen – Sweden’s Largest Trade Union on the Private Labour Market
VästKraft has signed agreements with 19 educational suppliers, that are used during the whole project.
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