Paf, a gaming firm located in the Nordics, will start and administer a tech education programme to train the next generation of tech developers.
Education will be carried out without teachers or classes, with the sole responsibility for the student’s ability to develop their talents being the major focus, as mandated by the Government of Land.
Grit:lab, which will start with 50 students in 2022, will be an alternative IT education that will combine parts of coding school with the pedagogy of the 01 edu platform.
Annika Hambrudd, provincial government’s minister of education said: “This is an interesting and exciting educational concept, where students learn to learn for themselves.
“It will be an excellent complement to current education and I think that a learning process without regular classes can be good for many students.
Paf will conduct the training at the company’s headquarters on land. It provides students with “excellent proximity” to cutting-edge technology as well as a technologically inspired campus setting.
Daniela Johansson deputy CEO and CRO at Paf said: “We are convinced that this will be good and in the end grit:lab can help us find the tech talents we need.
“But the training is not only for Paf, it is for all IT companies. We hope that many companies want to become partner companies for the education programme so that we can both help and get help from the IT students.”
The foundation for the education was laid in France, and similar educations may today be found in more than 40 nations throughout the world. To be admitted to the programme, no prior fundamental knowledge of coding or IT is required.
Francois Maugis, CTO at Paf said: “grit:lab is looking for those who have talent and the right personal drive forward, regardless of their age, gender or where they come from.
“I have no doubt that these students will get a tech job after their education.”
Around the turn of the year 2021/2022, applications in the form of an online test will open. Based on the results of the first round of tests, 150 people will advance to the next stage of the application procedure, after which 50 students will be able to begin their studies at the grit:lab for free in August 2022.