Partner: German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ)
Objective of the assignment was to assess the satisfaction of the companies with the methods and processes in the implementation of cooperative model of vocational education, as one of the steps toward dual education. Modernization of vocational education is one of the key labor market’s requirements. Recognizing the businesses’ need for young professionals, ready to step into the real-life world of labor from day one, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, in collaboration with the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), through the “Vocational Secondary Education Reform in Serbia” project, as of 2014/2015 school year, started the implementation of a vocational secondary education cooperative model in three three-year-long educational profiles: locksmith-welder, electrician and industrial mechanic. Project activities referred to the online survey as well as semi-structured interviews with companies’ owners, management and mentors that were working together with students. Companies covered referred to those that were included into the cooperative model of vocational education.