Breakfast seminar on tech sector-adapted education

The tech sector urgently needs industry-adapted education. How could education be reformed to meet the skills needed in the future? Welcome to a breakfast seminar on industry-adapted education. The seminar is a co-arrangement between Business Region Göteborg, University of Gothenburg and Swedish IT and Telecom Industries (IT&Telekomföretagen) and a part of Gothenburg Tech Week.

The Swedish labour market suffers from a shortage of qualified competence, where the digital sector stands out with an estimated deficit of 70 000 ICT experts in 2022. The publicly financed education sector is not alone capable of delivering the competence needed. Is it time to break up the monolithic education system and put all professionally oriented education on the market, including academic education?

Program and contributors (Breakfast served from 7.30)

  • What is the overall problem regarding lifelong learning, and what should be changed? Fredrik von Essen, Public Affairs Expert at IT&Telekomföretagen, presents a proposal for a government commission with an assignment to reform higher education.
  • Voices from the industry on the challenges regarding cooperation with education providers: Beatrice Silow, Manager of Communication and Culture at Sigma IT Consulting, and Fredrik Paring, CEO of Cilbuper IT.
  • Voices from education providers on how public governance and funding could be designed to provide working life-adapted education: Johan Magnusson, Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, and a representative for a vocational education institution.
  • The political perspective on how education policy can be adapted to the working life: Members of parliament Anna Johansson from the Social Democratic Party and Michael Svensson from the Moderate (conservative) Party.

For further information, please contact Fredrik von Essen



Göteborgs universitet
Forskningsgången 6
Torg Grön