Director of the Office for Dual Education and NOKS prof. Dr. Gabrijela Grujić presented today, at the conference “The importance of learning through work and social inclusion for the development of the economy of the Western Balkans (WB6)”, one of the key reforms in the education sector – the National Model of Dual Education.
At the meeting organized by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, as part of the project “Knowledge to Work” (E2E) and implemented under the auspices of the Swiss Government, representatives of the private sector of the Western Balkans had the opportunity to exchange opinions on formal and informal learning through work and social inclusion as powerful mechanisms for overcoming the imbalance between supply and demand for competent workforce and creating a society of equal opportunities.
Director Grujić also spoke to the meeting participants about the challenges in the implementation of the dual education model, as well as the new legal solutions aimed at removing all the shortcomings observed in practice.
“After four years of implementation of the Law on Dual Education, it has been shown that there is room for improving the quality and scope of learning through work and easier involvement of employers in dual education.” And we will solve that, because with the planned changes to the Law, we will continue to improve the quality of education and train young people to respond as efficiently as possible to the challenges of technological development,” said Director Grujić.
At the meeting, representatives of the private sector of the Western Balkans had the opportunity to exchange valuable experiences about formal and informal learning through work and social inclusion as powerful mechanisms for overcoming the imbalance between supply and demand for competent labor and creating a society of equal opportunities.
In the WB6 region, where the need for professional workforce and improvement of employability, especially of young people, is a common denominator, learning through work can play a decisive role in stimulating economic development, social inclusion of the private sector and the overall economic development of the region, it was said at the meeting.