Alvesta works with companies - wants to help newcomers to get jobs

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This fall, Alvesta Municipality plans to combine SFI, Swedish for immigrants, with an apprenticeship. The aim is for more newcomers to enter the labor market.

– You simply combine your SFI education with practical tasks. We try to get business in the process. They also affect the organization of the education. They also put in the Swedish language you need to be able to do the job, says Kenth Söderling, who is head of the labor market department at Smålandsposten.

Four companies are ready for the new venture, but the goal is to get six to eight companies to participate. The training, called SFI apprenticeship, has room for 15 participants.