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Minister of State for Skills visits Norway

The British Minister of State for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles MP visited Oslo and Stavanger on 24 and 25 August.

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Minister of State for Skills Nick Boles visiting Elvebakken School in Oslo

Mr Boles, who is Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, was here to gather information on Norway’s approach to Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeships.

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Minister of State for Skills Nick Boles visiting Jåttå School in Stavanger

He met the Norwegian Minister for Education Torbjørn Isaksen and learned about how schools, colleges, higher education and businesses work together to deliver varied routes into VET and apprenticeships in a range of industries, leading to successful transition to work.

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Minister of State for Skills Nick Boles talking to students at Jåttå School in Stavanger

The UK minister visited pupils and teachers at Elvebakken high school in Oslo and Jåttå high school in Stavanger as well as meeting government officials, academics, researchers and businesses to see how Norwegian vocational education and apprenticeships work in practice.

Published 28 August 2015