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SMARTLABS SUPPORT ICT EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ESTONIA
Labor shortage in the ICT sector is one of the biggest hindrances to growth in the Estonian economy and in local telecom operators. Skilled labor is scarce, and the number of ICT students is only growing slowly. Research shows that many students view science-related subjects as difficult and boring. Based on this insight, Telia in Estonia started encouraging children to explore information and communications technology through ”SmartLabs” and after-school technology clubs.
The SmartLabs aim to improve ICT and IT skills among young people and foster an interest in technology.
“Eventually, we expect that more students will choose to study ICT and in the long run, the needs of society and the company will be supported,” says Dan Strömberg, CEO of Telia in Estonia.