Young people who opt for the dual education model have a unique opportunity to acquire modern competences in accordance with technological development, and thus become the staff of modern companies – said today in Novi Pazar the Director of the Office for Dual Education and the National Qualifications Framework, Professor Gabrijela Grujić.
At the promotion of the National model of dual education and the qualifications framework in Novi Pazar, Mrs Grujić has said that at the moment, more than 10,000 students are attending classes according to that model, while more than 850 companies training those young people have been accredited.
“I am happy to see this great response and interest of schools from the Raška district in the dual model. This shows that they recognized the importance and benefits that the dual education programme can bring, which is of great importance, since dual education is a perspective for the further economic development of the country”, said Mrs Grujić.
According to her, 36 study programmes have been accredited so far according to the dual study model, while another 20 new study programmes are in the accreditation procedure.
The mayor of Novi Pazar, Nihat Biševac, has said that dual education is important, because it makes it easier for young people to connect with employers.
“Every employer wants to have employees in their ranks who are ready to produce and do specific jobs right from the start. The interest of businesses and our schools is exceptional and this is a good start to the development and affirmation of dual education at the local level”, said Mr Biševac.
The promotion of dual education in Novi Pazar was held in order to better inform the participants about the advantages of this model, past experiences, as well as examples of good practice in the implementation. Experiences were shared with those present by the principals, pupils attending dual educational profiles, students studying under the dual model, as well as company representatives
In addition to representatives of the Office for Dual Education and the National Qualifications Framework, the event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, local self-governments and pupils, students, representatives of schools and the companies “Radijator inženjering d.o.o.” and “MIZAN LINE”.