Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Programme targets tech education

THE GERMAN-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SNOPK), in cooperation with the Slovak Education Ministry, launched on February 1 a nationwide information campaign called fit4future, aimed at encouraging practical education for pupils in the technical sphere.

THE GERMAN-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SNOPK), in cooperation with the Slovak Education Ministry, launched on February 1 a nationwide information campaign called fit4future, aimed at encouraging practical education for pupils in the technical sphere.

The current education system does not reflect the needs of the labour market, and companies, despite the 35-percent youth-unemployment rate, still lack qualified workforces, head of the working group for vocational education Roman Nosko said, as reported by the TASR newswire. Therefore, a total of 17 companies have decided to join forces to provide funds for expert practical training for 261 pupils.
The Education Ministry stated that it supports the fit4future project as part of its plans to introduce a dual system of education, similar to the one in place in Germany, which combines theory and practice.

“We estimate that we might be able to employ around 160,000 people in technical professions, if they’re [placed] in the required qualification structure,” said Education Ministry State Secretary Štefan Chudoba, as quoted by TASR.

According to Chudoba, the Education Ministry is preparing a new law on vocational education, which should be introduced as of 2015. One of the most significant features is the combination of theoretical studies (carried out by schools) and practical training (carried out by companies).

Top stories

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil