Last week 18 Swedish students started their training as Dairy Technicians. The education, which is run by Lernia in collaboration with the industry, lasts 1.5 years.
According to the dairies, there is a lack of trained dairy technicians in Sweden, because today’s production requires both knowledge in process technology and in milk and dairy. To fill this competence need, Arla, Norrmejerier and Skånemejerier nominates and pay some of their employees to attend the education to become Dairy Technicians.
‘Every year since 2015 18 students have started the training. Anyone can apply for the education we only require Swedish in addition to upper secondary school competence. However, it is common that the applicants to be encouraged by their dairy employers to apply, Katarina Devell, communications manager at Lernia, says.
The education last 1,5 year and variates between training at Arla’s dairy in Götene (13 weeks) and at Kold College in Odense, Denmark (23 weeks). In addition, the students attend internships at one or more dairies in Sweden
Read more about the Dairy Technician program here: