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ICT and engineering competence Many leading ICT companies require a skilled and educated workforce. Sweden benefits from a pool of highly educated and skilled engineers, worldleading ICT competence clusters, and the presence of the leading technology companies. Various specialist education programs offered in the region ensure a high concentration of people skilled in areas related to data centers. Specific education programs include vocational training such as in network and broadband training offered by Iftac in Hudiksvall, and IT, Telecommunications and Engineering degrees offered by the University of Gävle. The University of Gävle provides specialist energy and clean technology R&D and education programs, such as Energy Systems Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Many of these courses are businessorientated and supply the region’s industry with competent and knowledgeable personnel. Uppsala University, Mid Sweden University (Sundsvall Campus) and Dalarna University are all within an hour of Gävleborg, and regional universities together have around 70,000 students enrolled. Gävleborg is home to a variety of ICT organizations and clusters that can support and cooperate with regional data centers. Acreo, Future Position X, Fiber Optic Valley and FindIT, for example, all offer specialist competence related to data centers.