In February, the TYA (Transport Trades Occupational and Safety Board) presented a report showing continued high number of applicants for Sweden's upper secondary school’s vehicle and transport programs, but also that the proportion of girls in the second year today amounts up to 27 percent.
At NTEX, we strive to be an organization characterized by equality and diversity, and we welcome this development.
The number of applicants for the upper secondary school’s transport education in Sweden continues to increase, and also the trend with more female students continues. The fact that the calls from the industry have had an impact is evident in the country's upper secondary schools with vehicle and transport programs. There the number of applicants has increased by as much as 25 percent compared to last year, shows a survey from the Transport Trades Occupational and Safety Board (TYA).
- The fact that trend is continuing and that more people are choosing to educate themselves within transportation is fantastic. Our most important task is to develop and maintain a healthy and successful business where we include and cherish all our employees and society in general, says Peter Åberg, HR Manager at NTEX.
At the same time, more than a quarter of the students in the second year are girls. Five years ago, that figure was only 16 percent. The figures in this year's report are the highest measured since TYA began its School Leadership Survey in 2011.
- This is a fantastic development. Our vision is to be an attractive workplace for everyone. We work to attract, welcome, retain and develop all talented employees – regardless of gender, background, faith and so on, Peter concludes.
Link to press release (in Swedish)