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New Technical School in Hafnarfjörður

By Erik Pomrenke

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Photo: Stjórnarráð Íslands.

A new technical school will be constructed in Hafnarfjörður according to an agreement reached today between the government, the city of Hafnarfjörður and Tækniskólinn. Located on Flensborgarhöfn, the new trade school is slated to be completed in the fall of 2029.

A new milestone

“This signing here today is a monumental step in strengthening vocational and technical education, as we can finally start the implementation,” stated Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Education and Children. “This has been a priority for me as the Minister of Education and the government during this term, and it is very gratifying to see yet another milestone in this journey come to fruition. The demand is there, both among students and the business sector, and it is therefore pleasing that we are taking this important step together now to meet this need.”

Much-needed update

The Technical College (Tækniskólinn), a key institution for vocational and technical education in Iceland’s capital area, currently operates out of outdated buildings spread across multiple locations. The new college will centralize operations, enhance educational quality, and better meet the growing demand from students and the business sector. This initiative is part of the government’s strategy to strengthen vocational and technical education in the country.

A new 30,000-square-meter building is planned for the Technical College, designed to house around 3,000 students in the harbour area. Construction will be executed in two phases: a 24,000-square-meter building in the first phase, followed by a 6,000-square-meter expansion in the second phase. The site also allows for potential future expansions.

 

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