Summercamp by Boden Gamecamp is up and running
This week began the working days for the young adults who participate in Summercamp by Boden Gamecamp - a project that brings together digital young people with the gaming industry.
- I am very curious and expectant of the result, says Thomas Knutsson, unit manager at the labor market and education administration, Boden municipality, who was involved in starting the project.
For ten weeks, 17 young adults who neither work nor study get an introduction to game development in Boden Gamecamp's state-of-the-art premises at Boden Business Park in Sävast. The project will give them a chance to take a first step towards a future in cultural and creative industries. The interest has been great and two extra participants were accepted.
- It is incredibly fun that strategic collaboration gives results and that it is underway. We have managed to reach a target group that we have not reached before. During the spring, we participated in FCV Sweden's project "Other ways" where we have learned a lot and this summer camp is a result of our participation in that project, says Thomas Knutsson, unit manager at the labor market and education administration, Boden municipality.
Summercamp by Boden Gamecamp is a collaboration between Boden municipality and Luleå municipality. After completing the summer camp, it is possible to pick out grades in the courses Applied Programming and Interface Design.
- We do this together with Luleå municipality and it is an incredible opportunity to bring our digital young people with the industry, to be able to offer a variant of experience-based study and career guidance via a summer camp in these environments, says Thomas Knutsson, unit manager at the labor market and education administration, Boden municipality.
- I am very curious and expectant about the result and to hear what the participants thought in the autumn.