Director of the Office for Dual Education and NQFS Dr Gabrijela Grujić presented today the advantages of the dual education model at the Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin” in Zrenjanin, and the promotion was attended by the mayor Simo Salapura.
Director Grujić said that the visit to the Technical Faculty in Zrenjanin was initiated by the students, which speaks volumes about the interest of young people in the dual model of education.
“Since the establishment of the dual education model, Zrenjanin was among the first cities showing the interest in what this model has to offer. We have gathered today as a unique team engaged in the improvement of this new platform, which will provide not only the quality assurance in education, but also the sustainability and innovation of the economy in the future”, Mrs Grujić said.
The aim of the promotion was to inform the participants about the advantages of dual education, past experiences and examples of good practice in the implementation of the Law on Dual Education and the Law on the Dual Model of Studies in Higher Education. The event was preceded by a working meeting held in the Zrenjanin City Hall, during which further cooperation between the City and the Office was discussed.
Mayor Simo Salapura said that Zrenjanin was the right place to discuss the topic of dual education, especially considering the coming investments, number of new jobs being created and profiles and experts and skilled workforce expected by employers.
Dean of the Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin” prof. Milan Nikolić pointed out that the topic of dual education was of particular importance for Zrenjanin.
Director of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Central Banat District, Predrag Stankov, says that in the school year 2022/23, dual education is implemented in two schools in Zrenjanin, “Uroš Predić” and the Technical School, and that so far about 200 students have gone through the dual education system. As he has underlined, the companies that work in Zrenjanin and are part of the dual education system are “Draxlmaier”, “Novares”, “Šinvoz”, “Agrorit”, “Točak auto”, and as he says, “Essex” and Mlekoprodukt will join the group.