Varga: Hungary economy needs skilled-workforce training
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 Politics.hu.
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. ■