Ministry for Innovation and Technology Partners with Siemens in Dual Training
Hungary’s Ministry for Innovation and Technology signed a four-year partnership with German engineering giant Siemens to launch a pilot programme preparing a reform of the vocational training system and the introduction of dual education.
Minister László Palkovics said that the programme – running between 2018 and 2022 – will include the development of career orientation, the system of admission, training content, the student contracts and the vocational training exam system, as well as the training of teachers and instructors in areas related to state-of-the-art industrial processes. He added that the programme will cover 40 schools with 6,400 students and adults, 400 teachers and exam board members.
The experiences gained from the programme will be considered in reforming the current Hungarian regulations on vocational training, the minister said. After signing the agreement on the 2 billion forints (EUR 6.2 million) project, Siemens will apply for funding from the National Employment Fund, Palkovics added.
Dale A. Martin, Siemens Hungary’s Chairman-CEO, said industrial development requires a new type of knowledge and the company is proud to be a leader in dual training in Hungary’s engineering sector. He said they would train would-be colleagues and employees who will succeed in all fields.