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COMMUNITY GRAPEVINE

Joint Industrial and Commercial Attachments Programme

Slovak senior and middle managers between 25 and 45 years of age are invited to apply for the business education programme "Information technology." The course is open to anyone who has a graduate degree, a high standard of English and relevant managerial experience and responsibility.
The programme is designed to assist Slovak companies in their enterprise development and to help them to establish long-term co-operation. It is financed by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Know How Fund, and is run jointly by the British Council and the Confederation of British Industry.

Slovak senior and middle managers between 25 and 45 years of age are invited to apply for the business education programme "Information technology." The course is open to anyone who has a graduate degree, a high standard of English and relevant managerial experience and responsibility.

The programme is designed to assist Slovak companies in their enterprise development and to help them to establish long-term co-operation. It is financed by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Know How Fund, and is run jointly by the British Council and the Confederation of British Industry.

A short introductory course is followed by a 3 week attachment with an appropriate company in the UK. The main objectives of the project are to stimulate Slovak companies to develop themselves into modern market-oriented enterprises, to encourage them to establish mutually beneficial collaboration with similar UK firms, and to support the personal development of key managersof the company. Entrepreneurs with no managerial responsibility or previous experience are not eligible for this programme. Awards will be offered on a competitive basis and selected candidates must be prepared to attend an interview in Bratislava. The British Council makes all arrangements for candidates both in their countries and the UK. Applications should be sent as soon as possible to the British Council, Projects Office, Panská 17, P.O.BOX 68, 814 99 Bratislava orcall 07-533-10-74 and fax 07-533-03-69. For further information contact Dana Rudkovská

International Women's Club welcomes newcomers

The International Womenęs Club continues its many activities throughout the autumn months. The Club's Monthly General Meeting will be held on October 19 at the Hotel Danube in the Diamond Room at 18:30; this month's meeting will focus on preparation for the Christmas Bazaar . And a warm welcome will be extended to all new members both from abroad and from Slovakia at the Newcomers Coffee and Workshop on October 14 at Sita Hoffmann's house. Chris Leadbetter has the details at 07-376-309.

IWC will also help you get settled and will be there to talk over any problems you are having. The last of this month's special events is the Complementary Weekend Offer , a short stay at the Hotel Bellevue in the beautiful medieval city of Bardejov over the weekend of October16-18. The programme will include sightseeing in the historical centre of the town of Bardejov, and a garden party with gypsy music . The Bellevue is a fully-equipped hotel with swimming pool and fitness. Bardejov is a 1 1/2 hour drive north of Košice. For bookings call Marina, 0905-6643-0075.

Communion lessons for kids

The English-speaking community at St. Ladislav Catholic Church is organising a class to prepare children to receive their first communion next May. Children should be at least eight years old. The classes will are to be held weekly at the QSI International School for one hour after school. There is also a class planned for younger children to begin their religious formation. For further information and registration call Regina Connor at 07-593-59117 or Ann Johnson at 07-531-2284

1968 in Czechoslovakia and Europe

If you want to learn more about Slovakia and modern European history , especially about the legendary events of 1968, you should attend a seminar among historians from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany at 18:00 on 15 October at Mozartova Hall, Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. For information call 07-533-29-85.

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