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Varga: Hungary economy needs skilled-workforce training

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Hungary needs a modern training system of skilled workers in order to be competitive, Economy Minister Mihaly Varga said at the Hungexpo fair.

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Opening of the finals of the international SkillsHungary competition, Varga noted the new skilled-labour training law and the renewal of the system of subsidies for practical training, reports

Back in 2010, the government opted for a dual-training system based on the German model combining apprenticeships and vocational training, and signed a related agreement with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Accordingly, nearly 50,000 students started dual-system vocational training this academic year and some 7,000 companies are offering them hands-on work experience, Varga said.

The government plans to spend 50 billion forints (EUR 170m) of European Union funds to develop the dual vocational system over the next seven years.

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