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Bulgarian delegation at the Vocational and Professional Educa-tion and Training Congress in Winterthur

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, shakes hands with Mauro Dell' Ambrogio, Switzerland's State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation.
Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, meets Mauro Dell' Ambrogio, Switzerland's State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation at the professional education and train-ing congress. © SERI

Winterthur, Switzerland, 20–22 June 2016 – A Bulgarian delegation led by Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs and Minister of Education and Science, travelled to the 2nd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Winterthur to gain insights into Switzerland's dual vocational education and training system. One of the focal points of the congress was the transfer of knowledge between Switzerland and its partner countries. Petya Evtimova presented the Bulgarian project 'Introducing Dual Vocational Education and Training', which she heads. The project, which is part of Switzerland's EU enlargement contribution to Bulgaria, aims to help the country's vocational schools become more practice-oriented on the basis of the Swiss model. The project involves close cooperation with Bulgarian companies that offer apprentices in-company training.  Combined with vocational school courses, in-company training enables apprentices to acquire practical professional skills. Thanks to dual vocational education and training, young people are better prepared for the labour market and have better job prospects.

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2nd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training, 20–22 June 2016

Foreign delegations gain insight into dual education system

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