“Aleksinac, which is about 30 km far, has an agricultural school with a dairy department, but the interest of the youth is insignificant. Further, the students almost have no practical training so it is under question whether they can really learn how to do this job,” technologist Marika Djordjevic, director of Dis Todorović, said. She added that a lot of more efforts need to be made with regard to dual education.
“I believe that co-operation with the “Education to Employment” programme would be of great benefit for every company in Serbia. It is hard to imagine how much time and money it takes to acquire skilled labour. They first need to be taught to get up on time, then how to treat their colleagues, and then also how to master the work process… By joining this programme, we received an opportunity to offer to four girls to learn all about dairy processing – if they want to, of course. Three of them who prove to be the best will get a chance to stay with us. This mean that they should be ready to work in controlled conditions, because mistakes are not allowed allowed here where we are producing food, which needs to be safe, Marika Djordjevic said.