The Night of trades are interactive events organised in 2016 and 2017 as part of initiatives aiming to improve the attractiveness of VET and bring education closer to the business world, sectors and trades
The Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is leading a strategic project (Learning by doing, 2017-19) to develop and modernise vocational education and training (VET) systems and dual VET. The project operates in the framework of the Danube transnational programme; it aims to increase the capacity of institutional actors defining VET systems in the Danube Region and reinforce national and transnational partnerships.
ReferNet, Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on vocational education and training (VET) in EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway, welcomed several new partners in July.
VET in Hungary has undergone quite a few changes in the recent years. The new government that entered into power in 2010 had soon expressed its intention to launch a fundamental restructuring of VET to raise the share and prestige of skilled workers’ training and so eliminate the apparent labour shortage in many vocations.
Hungarian vocational education and training (VET) faces a significant transformation in the coming years, following recent amendment to the VET Act of 2011 (Act LXVI of 2015).
Apprenticeship training has been praised recently for its effectiveness in easing school-to-work transition of non-college-bound students. In most countries with low youth unemployment there is some type of effective apprenticeship scheme in place. However, measuring effects of apprenticeship training relative to school-based VET on labour market outcomes has been a challenge.
Following a decision at the WorldSkills Europe general assembly held in May 2014 in Lille, Hungary will be the first eastern European country to organise an international skills event, EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest.
The new Act on adult education and training focuses more on quality of adult education and training. It contains some significant changes compared to the practice so far and aims at labour-market relevance of adult training.
Supporting implementation of Hungary’s national social inclusion strategy (2011), a training and employment programme cofinanced by the European Social Fund has recently been launched with a budget of EUR 5.3 million and EUR 4.9 million, respectively. It is coordinated by a consortium of the National Roma Council (NRC) and the Türr István Training and Research Institute (TKKI) ( ). The programme provides training and employment opportunities for 1000 low-educated and unemployed or inactive Romani women in the social and childcare sectors.