THE ASSOCIATION OF NORDIC ENGINEERS, ANE, AND NORDTEK ARE JOINING FORCES TO BOOST TECHNICAL COMPETENCES IN THE NORDIC REGION

By | September 20, 2018

A cooperation between the organisations was signed on the NORDTEK Conference 2018 in Riga.

Focus of this cooperation is modernisation of technical education to ensure the availability of high-quality graduates in STEM and access to lifelong learning opportunities for those already in the working life.

“By working together, we can overcome the problems of modern society. Innovation – a value of the Nordic Region – will have a boost too if the access to robust technical competences and the digital skills are secured and highly-skilled professionals allocate time to competence development. Moreover, we should build a solid cooperation with industries to ensure a match between competences need and supply,” said Trond Markussen, President of ANE.

By joining efforts, both organisations aim at tackling skills mismatches and promoting excellence in skills development. The new generation is at core of this cooperation – students’ networks of both organisations bring invaluable perspectives for the modernization of the education system and the adaptation to the needs of new working competences. Their voice can’t be ignored any longer.

“As Bertrand Russel stated, the only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. I am pleased to see that both our organisations share the same goals of promoting the Nordic engineering education and profession in our societies. This cooperation reinforces the ties between the higher education institutions and professional organisations, and with Baltic technical universities joining the network, I can reassure that the Nordic-Baltic region has all chances to become the digital frontrunner in the world”, stresses Riitta Keiski, President of NORDTEK.