THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYED PERSONS HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 660 THOUSAND SINCE 2010
Posted on October 10, 2016 at 3:45 PM
The number of employed persons has increased by more than 660 thousand since 2010 and the real wages have also been increasing continuously for 3 years - Péter Cseresnyés, secretary of state for labour market and education, said at a press conference held in Békéscsaba. The secretary of state also stated that long-lasting labour shortage has not been an issue in Hungary yet and that the aim of the changes made in the field of vocational training is to ensure that this remains that way. In dual training, young people have the chance to gain their professional experience in work environment and, in addition, they learn “work culture” as well, according to the secretary of state.
ERASMUS+ MAY BRING REVIVAL IN EDUCATION
Posted on September 18, 2016 at 10:20 AM
In 2016, 340 projects received support in the fields of education and training within the framework of Erasmus+ program in Hungary. According to the data of the Tempus Public Foundation, which coordinates the EU program, educational institutions may spend more than € 29 million (HUF 8.7 billion) on the implementation of these co-operations. This makes it possible for nearly 14.000 people to gain international experience in the fields of public education, vocational training, higher education and adult learning. Next year, an increase of 15% can be expected in the budget of the program, which will be reflected in the further increase in the number of the applications. Erasmus+ is the most significant EU program that supports international co-operations; it offers opportunities for international cooperation on all levels of education. In 2016, besides nearly 8000 Hungarian students and college students, a total of 5300 teachers, trainers and educational experts, 670 institutional co-workers and companions travelling with students can participate in the program.
THE FIRST DUAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE IS TO BE LOCATED IN ZALAEGERSZEG
Posted on July 2, 2016 at 7:50 AM
The company formed commonly by the local government of Zalaegerszeg and several local enterprises is currently being registered and is going to operate the first dual vocational training centre in Hungary – the two deputy mayors of the city announced at their press conference on Friday. They are coordinating the needs of local entrepreneurs, vocational training institutions and the labour market with the expectations of the local government; and the dual vocational training centre, which is expected to operate from September, will strongly build on the dual trainings of higher education as well. For the operation of the centre, the city provides a factory building, the participating enterprises provide the machinery and the equipment, and since the new company is planned to be supported by orders obtained from the market, it is intended to become self-sustaining after a while.
WORK AS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Posted on April 20, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Fighting youth unemployment is one of the main priorities of the European Commission. High-quality contractual apprenticeships help young people to acquire those skills and key competences that are necessary for them to be successful on the labour market. The engagement and participation of companies, small and medium-sized enterprises in practical training are necessary. The European Alliance for Apprenticeships was launched on 2th July 2013 in Leipzig at the WorldSkills competition. The joint aims of the presidency of the EU, the European Commission and the European social partners are to increase the number and to improve the quality and the availability of contractual apprenticeships. The Alliance brings together authorities, chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, enterprises, social partners, educational and training providers, regions, youth and non-profit organisations, think tanks and research institutions with the aim of promoting contractual apprenticeship systems and initiatives throughout whole Europe.
THE AIM OF REFORMING VOCATIONAL TRAINING IS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONALS FOR THE ECONOMY
Posted on February 10, 2016 at 2:12 PM
The vocational training system had to be reformed to make it able to provide well-trained professionals and employees for the Hungarian economy, said the deputy secretary of state for vocational training and adult education at an event held by the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Budapest. László Odrobina, deputy secretary of state underlined: by the law amendment accepted last year, accessibility to vocational training has been improved, dual training has been strengthened, and flexible institutions that provide effective trainings have been created. He emphasised that by the new types of schools - vocational secondary grammar schools, specialised schools - professional training will be more appealing, new professional qualifications have been introduced, and professions that required self-supported trainings earlier, such as the profession of truck drivers, can now be learnt free of charge.
THE FUTURE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING: CORPORATIONS ABSORB EVEN MORE STUDENTS
Posted on October 3, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Through modifying the system of vocational training, the number of educational establishments may rise from 8 thousand to 20 thousand, the number of students may rise from 50 thousand to 70 thousand by 2018 - the deputy secretary of state for vocational training and adult education of the Ministry for National Economy said in Esztergom on Friday at the inaugural ceremony of new masters of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of County Komárom-Esztergom. The representative of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that together with the regional chambers, several thousand master candidates are being trained. Only one third of the teachers in vocational training passed a masters’ examination, but, in order to improve quality, only persons who passed a masters’ examination are allowed to teach from 1th September.
THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT REFORMS VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Posted on September 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
The government decided to reform the vocational training: the system of secondary technical schools and specialised schools is going to change; more enterprises are planned to be involved in dual trainings as well. Scholarships are going to be increased and enrolling for a second professional qualification is going to be made free of charge. From the school year of 2016/17, secondary technical schools are going to be transformed into vocational secondary grammar schools. Students will receive a professional qualification as well upon graduation, and, with an additional one-year training, they will acquire a technician certification, too. At the same time, current vocational schools will be secondary technical schools and after the three-year-long training necessary to obtain a professional qualification, students will have the chance to obtain a school-leaving certificate in additional two years.
NETWBL REGIONAL CONFERENCE "COOPERATION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND THE WORLD OF WORK: FOCUS ON WORK BASED LEARNING" (11-12 JUNE 2015, BUDAPEST)
Posted on October 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM
NetWBL is a network of 29 European national agencies, coordinated by the German National Agency at BIBB. It is funded by the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC).
The Austrian, Hungarian and Romanian National Agencies organized a regional conference in Budapest with the aim to improve the exchange of information and knowledge across boundaries on work-based learning. The VET-SAT project in Hungary participated as an exhibitor at the conference. which comprised 95 participants from 10 countries.
KICK-OFF CONFERENCE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:15 AM
Each year, NOVETAL organizes a Kick-off conference for the academic year. At this year’s event approximately 400 persons took part, including, but not limited to representatives of training providers within and outside the school system, VET teachers and trainers, stakeholders on policy level, VET and AL experts. For the event, each year an extra issue of NOVETAL’s “Szak-és Felnőttképzés” (Vocational Education and Adult Learning) periodical is published and distributed at the event. The publication was sent by mail to the approximately 500 VET schools operating under the financial and professional guidance of NOVETAL with the supervision of the National Ministry for Economy and also published on NOVETAL’s central website. An article about the VET-SAT project was placed in this publication and distributed to an audience of experts.
The publication can be downloaded from here (in Hungarian)