Vocational Education & Training
Vocational Training Centre
A vocational training centre has been opened by Hilfswerk Austria Moldova in the frame of the “Vocational Education and Rural Development Project” funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The main objective is to train youth in specialties required in the region.
The VET Centre for trainings related to agriculture.
The project is establishing a trainings centre for more than 80 young people per year in Grigorauca. This is the only higher education facility in the whole Rayon. Some students even come from 60 km distance. The Centre has been fully equipped and renovated, qualified staff has been recruited and trained. After 5 years of activity, the centre has been taken over by the Raional Council Singerei, which will ensure the scope of the Centre’s destination.
The teaching courses are:
- Agriculture and Agro machinery
- Metal processing
- Radio Mechanic
- Computers /Accountant.
In addition to this, several social activities are being carried out (“life skills training”, psycho social support for vulnerable families, school feeding, music, dance classes, events)
Students also receive assistance in finding work places. Out of the last year’s graduates, more than 50% are now employed.
Budget: EUR 400.000
Project duration: September 1, 2007– March 31, 2011
Project partner: ADA, Local Administrations
Project supported by Austrian Development Cooperation.