New innovative programs for chefs and tourism technicians

Thanks to the realization of the project “Efficient connection of education and economy: improvement of practical classes in the sectors of catering and tourism, electricity and metal processing in the City of Trebinje”, all those who want to become professional chefs and tourism technicians will now be able to educate through new , more innovative curricula in the Center of Secondary Schools in Trebinje.

This project was recognized and supported by the Helvetas Moja Budućnost Foundation, the City of Trebinje and the Development Agency of the City of Trebinje, in cooperation with the Trebinje Secondary Technical School, the Trebinje Secondary School Center, the Trebinje Regional Chamber of Commerce and business entities participating in student internships.

One of the most important activities of this project, which is being implemented from 07.08.2020. year, refers to the revision of curricula in four target occupations, two of which in the Center of Secondary Schools in Trebinje: chef (three-year program) and tourist technician (four-year program) for which the revision of curricula was done, based on the consent of the Ministry of Education and Culture Serbian.

In accordance with legal provisions, changes are allowed up to 30% of existing programs at the local level and according to the needs of the local economy. The changes were made by esteemed professors of the Center for Secondary Schools, while external support for professional audit was provided by the Helvetas Moja Budućnost Foundation.

The process of revision of curricula, within the legal preconditions, was carried out in close cooperation with the economy, and included the formation of teams for individual occupations and the holding of four workshops at which proposals for changes were created. This was followed by the adoption of these proposals by the Professional Active and the Teachers’ Council of the school, and the referral for approval to the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska.

The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska is on October 2, 2020. gave the mentioned consent for the revised programs for the professions of chef and tourist technician, after which their application began, so that students of these professions in the Center of Secondary Schools in Trebinje already attend classes in accordance with the needs of the labor market.