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The interest is growing for the Higher Vocational Education at Jönköping University.

Increased interest for Higher Vocational Education at JU

The number of applications to the Higher Vocational Education (HVE) programmes at Jönköping University (JU) have increased by 18 percent.

“It indicates that we have succeeded in creating attractive programmes that are adapted to meet the specific skills needs in the business world,” says Mats Kihlman, Head of Department for Vocational education at the School of Engineering (JTH) at JU.

When the application period ended on 15 April, 1,165 people had applied for HVE at JU, which is 176 more than last year. The most popular programmes were Healthcare administrator (184) and Web developer (165), both of which have around ten applicants per place.

“Higher Vocational Education programmes are created in collaboration with companies that actively demand specific skills and often lead directly to employment,” says Mats Kihlman.

Meet the demands and more

The increased interest in HVE is in line with the government's larger investments in HVE, which aims to strengthen the supply of skills throughout Sweden. This has also been emphasized by the Minister of Employment and Integration, Johan Pehrson (L), not only to meet the demands of the business world, but also to promote the integration and transformation of the labor market.

Veldi Bemanning is one of the companies that emphasizes the importance of their collaboration with the HVE at JTH.

“Our customers require that the personnel they hire from us have the HVE training Welding specialist IWS and welding inspector, which is provided by JTH. This cooperation is very important to us,” says Roger Psajd, CEO of Veldi Bemanning.

Has opened a number of doors

Robin Kraft Persson studied the Higher Vocational Education programme Service technician in the field - mobile machines at JTH. He says that his education has opened a number of doors for him in his career in a way that he did not think possible.

“In a relatively short time, I have advanced to educations manager at Wirtgen Group. I have also created a large contact network in the industry and made friends for life,” says Robin Kraft Persson.

The majority of the HVE programmes at JU are open for late applications and can still be applied for.

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The HVE programme Support teacher in the field of disability is provided by the School of Health and Welfare and the Medical care administrator training is developed by both the School of Health and Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). The other 17 HVE programmes at JU are provided by JTH.


The five most searched HVE programmes at JU:

1) Healthcare administrator administrator, JIBS, 184 applications.

2) Web developer, JTH, 165 applications.

3) Java developer, JTH, 145 applications.

4) Production, e-commerce and warehouse logistics, JTH, 117 applications.

5) 3D printing technician, JTH, 64 applications.