Kvika’s Incentive Fund awards grants

föstudagur 05. október 2018

The Incentive Fund is a cooperation project between Kvika and the Federation of Icelandic Industries aimed at promoting the discussion and awareness of the importance of vocational training and education and the significance of the professions related to it in the economy. The total amount of the fund is ISK 5 million per annum for three years. A total of 10 individuals received grants from the fund on this occasion and they are the following:

  • Aðalheiður Dögg Reynisdóttir – A pastry chef apprentice in London.
  • Ester María Eiríksdóttir – House building student at Akureyri Comprehensive College (VMA).
  • Jón Örn Eiríksson – Electrician at the Technical College of Reykjavik (Raftækniskólann í Reykjavík).
  • Svala Björk Svavarsdóttir – Engineering student at the Akureyri Comprehensive College (VMA).
  • Fannar Smári Sindrason - Department of Electricity at the Akureyri Comprehensive College (VMA).
  • Aldís Eir Hansen – D level in engineering at the Akureyri Comprehensive College (VMA).
  • Anna Guðlaug Sigurðardóttir – Gold and silversmith at the Technical College of Reykjavik.
  • Bogi Pétur Thorarensen – Dairy training at Kold College in Denmark.
  • Dagný María Pétursdóttir – Dairy training at Kold College in Denmark
  • Sigurður Aron Þorsteinsson – Engineering at Borgarholtsskóli.

Marinó Örn Tryggvason, deputy CEO of Kvika:

It is a source of great satisfaction to be awarding grants from the Kvika Incentive Fund for the first time. We look on the bank as an important component of the community in which it operates and bears responsibility and, because there is a shortage of vocationally trained people, it is important to change that. Our community is changing and over the years, individuals with vocational training have been at the forefront of social change. Vocational training is and will continue to be important and it is vital for a society such as ours to be well prepared for the expected changes. 

Guðrún Hafsteinsdóttir, Chairperson of the Federation of Icelandic Industries:

By awarding these grants to young vocational training students we are elevating vocational training and, in so doing, raising its profile and boosting our competitiveness for the future. These are people who will contribute to making Iceland an outstanding community and they will generate top class jobs and frameworks.

Kvika and the Federation of Icelandic Industries congratulate the grant holders and wish them all the best in their training and jobs over the coming years.

More detailed information on Kvika's Incentive Funds can be found at www.kvika.is/hvatningarsjodir