Improving the sector of non-formal and adult education in order to increase the competitiveness of BiH economy

On 12 November, 2020, a grant was signed on the allocation of funds for the implementation of the project “Building quality standards in the education of adult cantonal chambers of commerce”. The contract was signed by Sven Dominković, project manager of the Fondacija Helvetas Moja Budućnost; Diana Babić, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton; Muamer Mahmutović, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sarajevo Canton, and Nedret Kikanović, President of the Cantonal Chamber of Commerce Tuzla.

The project serves as a basis for improving cooperation between the three cantonal chambers of commerce that form the core of the cantonal chamber system in the FBiH, and whose member firms employ 63% of the total number of employees in the FBiH. The main goal of the project is to improve the sector of non-formal and adult education in order to increase the competitiveness of the BiH economy, as well as employment in the formal sector, by further improving the human and material resources of chambers of commerce in three cantons in order to examine and certify successful candidates, in other words introducing the basics of quality standards that chambers will use in training processes.

For the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton, this project is a continuation of continuous and project activities in the field of active employment measures, through the improvement of employability and employment by creating mechanisms of cooperation between the business sector education sector, and competent institutions, all in order to ensure an adequate supply of labor.

“This project brings a quality and systematic solution for the analysis of training needs and the preparation of job descriptions, testing and certification in non-formal adult education. The agreement signed by the presidents of the three cantonal chambers will serve as a basis for improving and strengthening cooperation between the signatory chambers, and thus, this gives a strong impetus to future joint projects, cooperation between chambers, which should contribute to strengthening the entire chamber system in the Federation of BiH. All this is aimed at making available to our members, providing as many and as high quality services as possible, in the true sense of the word, the realization of the role of chambers as a service to the economy”, said Nedret Kikanovic, President of the Cantonal Chamber of Commerce Tuzla.