Norwegian Battery Vocational School starts autumn 2022
FREYR Battery is pleased to note that The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills have funded the start-up of a Norwegian pilot program for higher vocational education for battery production. The Battery Vocational School will be a module-based hybrid of online studies and gatherings.
“Battery cell production in Norway is pioneering work and the Norwegian battery vocational school will be an important contribution to the long-term development of the Norwegian battery industry,” says Executive Vice President of Operations at FREYR Battery, Tove Nilsen Ljungquist.
The educational program has been established in connection with the existing industrial vocational schools in the Viken, Nordland, Innlandet and Hordaland regions of Norway. Together, they have developed the battery industry specialization targeting people with a vocational certificate and preferably experience from relevant industries, such as the process industry.
“FREYR needs many new employees, and we look forward to seeing the battery vocational school train competent and good candidates at our factories in Mo i Rana. I encourage qualified people to apply,” adds Nilsen Ljungquist.
The battery specialization will be available from the autumn semester of 2022 and will comprise the modules: industrial intelligence, logistics and traceability in production, battery industry and sustainability, SMART maintenance, electrochemistry and material technology for batteries, flexible and digitized battery production.
“We have collaborated with several other Norwegian companies, vocational schools, industry organisations, unions and the Nordland county to launch this pilot program. The battery vocational school is designed for the battery industry and will meet our needs,” says Lars Kvadsheim, the Head of HR at FREYR's operating organization.
FREYR Battery is currently constructing its customer qualification plant, which will be the first of the planned battery factories in Mo i Rana with battery cell production expected to start in the second half of 2022. After that, FRYR plans to develop Gigafactories for battery production, with planned start-up of operations for the first site in 2023.
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