The municipality of Boden meets the great need for skills supply with a number of initiatives on a broad front. A four-person skills management team leads and coordinates the work.
“In six years we will have 5000 more people here. It will change the whole of Boden and requires a reception capacity that is matched to everything from jobs to associations and hosting,” says Stina Leden, process manager for Boden’s skills supply team.
Skills needs follow the different phases of societal transformation and span all types of employers and professions. Services, such as health, education, care and access to housing, should grow in line with the increase in migration.
The municipality of Bodens took an early policy decision to respond to demographic statistics by increasing the number of inhabitants by 2030. When H2 Green Steel announced its establishment plans, the work was intensified. After mapping the extensive social puzzle that is now being created at a rapid pace from several different directions, a skills management team was set up in Boden. A similar team has been set up in Luleå for cross-municipal collaboration.
The Skills Management Team in Boden consists of:
Jessica Sörmling, Skills and Education Coordinator, Lifelong Learning.
Stina Leden, process manager.
Anders Höglund, analysis and coordination.
Carolin Sandelin, program coordination and project applications.
They are based at Boden Business Park where Anders Höglund is employed, while the other three belong to the municipal organization.
They are working hard to build up a dialogue and network with stakeholders to create a common understanding and coordination and to work as efficiently as possible. Resources and needs are reviewed both in the large establishments, but also in their own municipal operations and in small and medium-sized private companies in the municipality.
The skills management team is also part of the ecosystem of the Move to Boden website to match the inquiries received there with employers in Boden.