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    • Hungary: encouraging apprenticeship take-up in initial vocational education and training

      A new VET Act CXCII was adopted on 17 December 2017 by the Parliament. This amends certain acts on general education, vocational education and adult training and aims to support practical training in dual VET programmes.

      An apprenticeship scheme has been in place in upper and post-secondary VET since 2000 and dual study programmes were introduced in higher education in 2015-2016. Due to rapid changes in the business environment and the dynamic development of the Hungarian economy, increased attention is being given to improving and extending the apprenticeship training offer by:

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    • EuroSkills Budapest 2018

      A képen a következők lehetnek: 3 ember

      Budapest hosted successfully the EuroSkills 2018 competition. The European Championship of young professionals  was organised by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and WorldSkills Europe between 26-28 September. In total  525 competitors and 500 experts took part in the  3 days competition, in 6 competition sectors,  37 trades, attracting  around 100,000 visitors .  They had the possibility to try out different trades and professions in an interactive way, thus  the championship served also as a career guidance event.

       
    • A uniform innovation and science policy strategy is being established

      Technological change and automation are the largest challenges of our times, which may only be addressed by strengthening competitivity, as well as by innovation, which is its essential condition. Hungary must also adapt to global trends, this is the reason why an independent ministry has been established for the coordination of innovation activities. 

      Therefore, according to the set target, by 2020, Hungary intends to allocate at least 1.8 percent of the GDP for the purpose of research and development that has become a priority area in the Hungarian government structure. In order to have a coherent innovation and science policy, the previous fragmentation of the management of budgetary resources should be eliminated.

       

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