Significantly more students starting vocational basic training

Significantly more students starting vocational basic training

The number of new students in vocational basic training (EGU) increased by over 20 percent in 2008. The proportion of women in education is decreasing.
The latest data on the activity of basic vocational training (EGU) shows a significant increase of 20 percent in the number of students in the program in 2008.

New students (approach) on the EGU in 2006-2008

Year 2006 2007 2008 Additions 767 789 952 Share of men 49% 59% 64% Share of women 51% 41% 36% The percentage of women who start at the EGU, is declining and now stands at 36 percent.

The students come from the production schools

Reports from municipalities shows that it remains the production schools, whereas most students EGU. In total, 38 percent of students from a production. A new feature is a significantly larger proportion of students, namely 28 percent, have been referred from UU centers in 2008. They also show that students who started at the EGU in 2008, was younger than the students who started in 2007. source: Ministry of Education