Kruševac: Even though she is a butcher by profession, Olivera Pejčinović (30) applied for the training for rubber technicians which is implemented, within the “Education to Employment” project, in “Silikon komerc“ company in Kruševac. At the time she heard about the possibility to attend this training, she was without a job and her strongest motivation to try herself out in a new craft came from her three daughters who are 10, 9, and 5 years old. She explained that her husband has got a job but that one salary is not enough for their large family.
Kragujevac: They were born in the world of information technology and computers and, the same as most of the people of their age, they find it hard to imagine what their everyday life would like if there were no computers. However, contrary to most of the people of their age, they want to go a step further and acquire the latest insights into programming and find a job in IT industry.
They have applied for the ICT cluster academy in Kragujevac in which they can learn the secrets of Java programming language. It’s an opportunity to get a good and lucrative job. And why Java? IT people say that it is a difficult computer language but that Java programmers are among the most-demanded and the best-paid IT professionals in the world.
There is a lack of them in domestic market and therefore they find a job fast, get promoted easily and build their career quickly. According to the data of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, our country still needs up to 10 thousand IT professionals. And they can work from home – even for the companies which are most reputable globally. There are almost no limits to what they can do.
Kruševac: Nenad Lazarević is an (un)ordinary secondary school student from Kruševac. He is spending his free time in the Career Corner in Kruševac where he is attending the career orientation, counselling and guidance workshops for young people. The workshops are organised by Kruševac Youth Council, one of our programme’s local partners.
Workshops are designed so as to help young people choose the right career. Nenad first started to attend them last year and since then he has been a regular participant at them. He frequently shares his experience from the workshops with his friends – eighth grade students from Kruševac and the entire Ras County, at the events such as the local education and career orientation fair.
Novi Pazar: Enis Numanović from Novi Pazar is 27. He is married and in a couple of months he will become a father. He has finished Technical School and, after almost a decade of waiting for a job at the unemployment bureau, he finally got a job which guarantees a stable and regular income with which he will be able to support his family.
He is one of 12 unemployed people who attended, within the “Education to Employment” programme”, a 3-month training for upholsterers in “Numanović” furniture factory in Novi Pazar.
Knjaževac: : After four months of hard work and studying, the trainees have successfully completed their training in “Recika” factory producing leather products. The participants of this training following a Swiss methodology have acquired the skills of making leather products and upper parts of footwear. Out of twelve of them who got the opportunity to take part in this project, two got a permanent job in this successful Knjaževac company
Oliver Jelenković, Director of “Recika“, said that the training led to excellent results for the company and for young people
Kragujevac: Not full six months after the “Education to Employment” partnership programme of the Governments of Switzerland and Serbia started organising on-the-job training in Kragujevac, training programmes for ten scarce vocational profiles in 28 local businesses were attended by 134 unemployed persons who are younger than 30 and 69 are already employed and further 66 trainees, both men and women, can expect to get a job in the following 12 months