Germans will invest 25.5m euros in vocational education projects in the Balkans

Germans will invest 25.5m euros in vocational education projects in the Balkans
 
 The German Development Bank KfW has signed an agreement with the Western Balkans Chamber of Commerce (WB6 CIF) to invest 25.5m euros ($ 28.5m) in vocational secondary education projects in the Western Balkans.

This statement, announced today by the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce, gives green light to the development of this sector that still faces problems in the Balkan region.

The Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce announced it will be the project coordinator and the contract for its implementation was signed on December 10th.

“Through the project, we will connect vocational education institutions to the needs of the labor market. KfW is an actor that reaffirms the German government's commitment to supporting this regional process,” said KfW Director for Southeast Europe and Turkey, Christoph Tiskens, in a statement.

The school-practice connection has been the Achilles' heel (and continues to be in some schools), with the exception of inadequate teaching curricula, inadequate academic staff, and the lack of labs for the practices in the school itself. What has been seen as a new approach in recent years, are the models of collaboration between vocational schools and businesses, to provide a portfolio of skills and experiences for students that are easily adaptable to the job market.

The WB6 CIF was created in August 2015 by the chambers of commerce of Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia with the support of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce (WKO) and the German Chamber of Commerce Association and Industry (DIHK).
Germans will invest 25.5m euros in vocational education projects in the Balkans Germans will invest 25.5m euros in vocational education projects in the Balkans Friday, December 13, 2019 Rating: 5
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