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Try out exhibition for the jobs of the future
Try out exhibition for the jobs of the future

The Future Norrbotten education and recruitment exhibition is held at Boden’s Energy Arena on September 29-30. Here young people, job seekers, career changers, educators and employers from all over Norrbotten county get the chance to find each other.

Exhibition in a large hall with exhibition stands, visitors and exhibitors seen from above, and a balcony with a few people looking down.
Future Norrbotten attracts many visitors and exhibitors. Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

The green industrial and social transition in northern Sweden poses major challenges in terms of skills supply in the coming years. For the existing workforce and for those who will enter the labour market in a few years, this is a golden opportunity.

Exhibition stand in black and orange, a mobile camera in front.
Björknäsgymnasiet8217s stand at Future Norrbotten Photo Mats Engfors Fotographic

At Future Norrbotten, 2,000 high school students from all over the county and adult jobseekers get the chance to meet employers, but also secondary schools and other educators who can pave the way to their dream job. Visitors can also physically test different professions and trades – from nursing assistant to machine operator or game tester.

Three young boys are hammering nails on a plank outside.
At the fair, visitors will be able to try out a wide range of jobs with different employers and training courses, such as carpentry. Photo: Mats Engfors / Fotographic.

“It’s about planting a seed in our young people who will be out in the real world and employed in three or four years. Let them try sitting in a forestry machine, excavator or truck and steering it, really feeling out whether it would be a suitable job. Or put together a wiring diagram if you’ve been thinking about going for an electician job,” says Ulf Sandström, project manager for Future Norrbotten.

Young person in cap and headphones holds a controller in front of a computer screen showing a game.
At the Boden Game Camp stand, visitors can try out games developed on the GameDev program. Photo: Mats Engfors / Fotographic.

Exhibitors include major employers such as H2 Green Steel, LKAB, SSAB, NCC, Smurfit Kappa, SCA, Scania, BDX and Skanska, as well as municipalities, adult education centres and a wide range of secondary schools.

Three young men in front of a table with health education equipment such as models of organs, an exercise dummy and blood pressure monitors.
During the fair, visitors can get to know everything from health and care professions to industry. Photo: Mats Engfors/Fotographic

Read more: Skills supply in Boden’s social transformation

Read more: Move here and work in Boden

Read more: All programmes at Björknäsgymnasiet

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