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1 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Final conference Education as key to success – The link between vocational schools, lifelong learning and the world of work EKS 11th June 2014 Slovakia

2  Lifelong Learning Programme  Leonardo da Vinci  Partnerships EKS „Education as key to success - The link between vocational schools, lifelong learning and the world of work“ Date: Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

3 Coordinator:  OLSAF Dunajská Streda, Slovakia Partners:  Napra Forgó Rehabilitációs Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft., Hungary  Ibis acam Bildungs GmbH, Wien, Austria  Leno Consulting, France Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

4 Motivation  high degree of unemployment rate in all the partner regions  structure of vacancies structure of job seekers  cooperation between educational institutions and employers  synchronization of supply and demand on the labour market  new opportunities and solutions – responding to the needs of the labour market Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

5  to map the situation in the partner regions in field of supply and demand on the labour market  to promote integration and reintegration of job seekers into labour market  international institutional exchange of information – situation of graduates from vocational schools on the labour market  raising awareness of employers, primary and secondary schools  to support career guidance and counselling services Project objectives Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

6  Employers  Job seekers  Advisers at labour offices and at partner institutions  Mediators at labour offices  Educational institutions  Pupils of primary schools and students of secondary schools Target Group Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

7 Final products  Leaflet  Brochure  DVD  Web page: Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

8 Main activities:  Questionnaire for employers – regional research  Summary research work – international results  Information and Career Guidance Fair  Regional meeting actors of labour market  Open Day This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

9 Questionnaire for employers – regional research –  30 employers: skills and knowledge requirements Summary research work  International results in 5 languages: SK, AT, HU, FR, EN Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS

10 Information and Career Guidance Fair Date:7 th of November 2013 Place: Stredná odborná škola rozvoja vidieka, nám. sv. Štefana 1533/3 Dunajská Streda, Slovakia The main aim of this event was to present secondary schools and its subjects and help pupils of primary schools and its parents to choose the best profession in the future. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS

11 Information and Career Guidance Fair Statistics about the participants of the ICGF: Total number of visitors: 978 Primary schools 26 Region: Galanta 1 Horné Saliby 1 Primary school students 715 Teachers from primary schools 47 Parents of primary school students 15 Vocational schools (Region Dunajská Streda) 11 Region: Levice: 1 Vocational school students 96 (presenting – 60) (other participants – 36) Teachers from vocational schools 39 Other participants: Including international partners 66 from Hungary (Napra Forgó Rehabilitációs Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft., Érd) and from Austria (Ibis acam Bildungs Gmbh, Wien) Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS

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17 Regional meeting actors of labour market participants: educational consultants in primary schools, representatives from OLSAF DS The main aim of the meeting was to present the regional results of the research, to increase the active cooperation among educational institutions and the labour office. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS

18 Open day Date: Participants: 2 teachers and 10 students from vocational school (Stredná odborná škola s vyučovacím jazykom maďarským, Gyulu Szabóa 21, Dunajská Streda) Place: DUNATEX a. s., Dunajská Streda The main aim of the activity was to show the „real“ company for students – education and world of work. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS

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22 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 1. In which sector does your company operate? Sectors Industry517% Services1653% Construction413% Agriculture413% Other13%

23 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 2. How many people does your company employ? Number of staff 1 to % 26 to % 101 to 49913% more 50013%

24 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 3. What percentage of the total number of your company’s employees belongs to the target group? Target group % 0827% < % 10 to 25310% 26 to 5027% > 5000%

25 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 4. Are you satisfied with the qualifications and skills of the target group you employ? “Most of the graduates don´t have work experiences in the “live” company, some of them haven´t even visited a manufacturing company. Our company spends considerable resources to teach new employees – to encourage adaptation.” “High level of theoretical knowledge, but practice is missing.“ Skills satisfaction Very517% Satisfied930% Medium827% Not310% Not at all517%

26 Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Skills inside companiesa) Companiesb) Reality Practical knowledge4,73,26 Basic Skills4,964,41 Foreign Languages3,442,86 IT skills4,123,93 Theoretical knowledge3,963,42 Creativity4,123,48 Willingness to learn4,584 Ability to learn4,584,04 Work ethic4,73,7 Quality awareness4,623,5 Reliability4,773,74 Loyalty4,53,54 Teamworking4,53,54 Leadership3,23,32 Flexibility4,123,67 Mobility4,043,88 Phisical Endurance3,893,26 Intellectual Skills4,123,52 Professional ambition4,363,4 Professional maturity4,082,89 5.a) Please evaluate in a scale of 1-5 the importance of the skills listed below according to your company. 5.b) According to your experience, in reality how much the target group owns the skills listed below?

27 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 6. Do you own a special strategy or practice of training the target group (e.g. tutoring)? Strategy Yes1343% No1757%

28  “Professional supervision, assessment, tutoring.”  „Internal and external tutoring in Slovakia and in abroad”.  „Special training programs in Germany (Kolín) – parent company - reimbursement of costs of language courses.”  „Regular participation in training programs, guidance and supervision from experienced colleagues.“  „Communication skills training courses, language courses.” This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

29 Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 7. Is there an inner career-path for the target group in your company? Inner career path Yes2170% No930%

30  8. In which jobs / professions do you experience a lack of professionals in your company? Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS  salesman  farmer  electrician  engineer  seamstress  smith  shoemaker  handyman  chef  chambermaid  carpenter  logistic  worker in glass industry  waiter/waitress  cook  craftsman This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

31 Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS Cooperation Labour Office27 Training institutions4 Professional Organizations6 Other1 No1 9. Does your company cooperate with other actors of the labour market in order to train and/or recruit members of the target group?

32 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 10. Do you think that education system is flexible enough to meet the needs of constantly changing conditions in the labour market? Flexibility Yes827% No2273%

33  „Increase in number of graduates choosing to study on economic secondary schools or universities. Unfortunately vocational schools disappear. They lost their attractiveness despite the fact that there is a high need from the side of Slovak labour market.”  „There are too many graduates from economic schools.”  „It would be good to connect manufacturing companies with educational institutions.“  „Young people have theoretical knowledge, but they are not able to use it in real life.“ This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

34 Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSHIPS 11. Do you think that practical part of education should be strengthened? Practical Yes2893% No27%

35  „The theory is easy to learn at schools, but the practical part only in a working environment (in the company).  „Reducing the number of so called universities and put more emphasis on the functioning of vocational schools.“  „Practical experience strengthen self-confidence and you receive problem solving skills. “  „Practical part of the work shows person´s ability to identify with the profession. It shows, if someone is capable for the profession.”   „ This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

36 Thank You For Your Attention! Mgr. Tímea Mészárosová Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Dunajská Streda Ádorská 41, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia Leonardo da Vinci PARTNERSTVÁ This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.


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