The conference on work-based learning (WBL) in vocational education and training (VET) will take place in Belgrade on 12 June 2018. Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are organisers of the conference, together with the partners Austrian Development Cooperation and Swiss Development Cooperation.
The conference is organized within the German Development Cooperation project “Reform of Vocational Education and Training in Serbia”, which is implemented by GIZ. The project started in April 2013, with the aim of supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia to introduce elements of dual training in the formal VET system.
Reform of the formal VET system is in focus of Serbian education policy for many years, and work-based learning is the mechanism which will additionally modernise VET, by enabling students access to modern forms of work and empowering them to acquire competences in a real work environment. In this way students will be qualified for getting jobs after graduation more easily, while, in addition, the connection between VET system and the labour market will be stronger.
The aim of the conference “Work-based Learning: a road to opportunities” is to present the course of development and establishment of the work-based learning policy in Serbia and the perspectives of schools and companies, as well as to present and discuss about the different aspects related to the work-based learning policy.
Among other things, participants of the conference “Work-based Learning: a road to opportunities” will have an opportunity to engage in following topics:
The conference “Work-based Learning: a road to opportunities” will be an occasion for summing up the results achieved in the establishment of work-based learning policy, as well as for identifying the areas which will, by the implementation of the legislative framework that defines work-based learning in Serbia, become crucial in the following period.
Renowned guests from national and international institutions and organisations will speak at the conference.