Ljubljana, 29 November 2013 – Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, acting as the Managing Authority for EU structural funds and the Cohesion Fund, approved the decision to award EU funds for the programme “Co-financing incentives for employers to implement practical training through work after the completion of the educational programmes in 2014”. The programme worth 2,700,000.00 euros will be implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and will be co-financed under the European Social Fund in the amount of 2,295,000 euros.
Integration of education and practical training with work is one of the important areas of introducing youth to the work process and opening new paths for their employment. The programme will, thus, contribute to the establishment of the conditions for integrating schools with the economy at the local and regional level, enabling a quality participation of employers in the implementation of new educational programmes, increasing the quality and attractiveness of vocational and technical college education and contributing to greater employability of youth when finishing education.
The programme will include practical training through work in adequately equipped learning areas for the students of three-year vocational training and students of technical colleges. The aim of the programme is to raise the level of knowledge and capacity of individuals and, thus, contribute to raising the level of competitiveness of the economy, improve the employment opportunities of individuals and enhancing the cooperation with the economy.
More information: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.