In Norway, upper education is free however, the costs for school necessities such as binders, pencils etc. are not included. Once an individual completes primary and lower education, he/she is entitled to attend upper education “Videregaendeskole” for three years.
Until the 20th century Norway was a poor country as they made a living from farming and fishing. 1960’s - The discovery of oil deposits and the development of Norwegian offshore technology lead to an economic growth. This economic boom resulted in social development and the need for highly qualified personnel increased. This included; engineers, physicians and workers in community and service industries.
Changing Workplace and the 20th Century
Upper secondary education provides 3 years of general education or 4 years of vocational training after 10-year compulsory education
Leaving school & Entering the Workforce
8% of students in postgraduate: the goals of the school system is everyone should have a certain amount of “general studies” large enough for them to make them eligible for higher education later; more jobs in vocational studies (trades, crafts, technicians)
Norway has one of the most competitive and technical job markets in the world. In Norwegian education students choose their careers early on in their lives this is because they pride themselves on being punctual