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More money to vocational training

THE STATE is seeking to boost young people’s interest in training in traditional trades, including butchers and fishermen.


THE STATE is seeking to boost young people’s interest in training in traditional trades, including butchers and fishermen.


The Education Ministry is proposing that vocational schools receive more money per student from the state in certain specialisations. The cabinet acknowledged the proposal at its January 8 session, according to the SITA newswire.


The ministry submitted a list of preferred specialisations along with its proposal, based on the lack of professionals in the particular professions. The list includes trades like mining mechanics, bakers, shoemakers, printing press operators, polygraphists, fishermen, sheep breeders and butchers.


On the other hand, the ministry also listed specialisations that produce too many graduates for the number of positions available in the labour market. IT experts lead the way in this category, according to the Sme daily.


The ministry’s proposal is based on the data of unemployment of graduates by the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, and on the proposals of partners from the National Union of Employers (RÚZ) and the professional chambers, said the ministry’s spokesman, Michal Kaliňák, as reported by Sme. He did not specify how much the state should pay for the selected study programmes.

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