A major concern was expressed by Nicolas Buck, president, and René Winkin, director, on the future recruitment of the talent needed for its sector.
They said that young people need to be oriented toward the ‘hard sciences’, such as mathematics and engineering so that the industrial sector, and SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) in particular, are sure to find well-trained staff.
René Winkin said:
“The university is obviously important, and the decision to allow non-European students to pursue a career directly in this country is a very positive step.”
Etienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, agreed saying:
“We need a framework to attract talent and keep it and we must adapt the school system to the needs of Luxembourg.”