Employers will retrain the workforce with chosen to hire according to their own needs

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 The Conference “Adult Education for the Needs of Bosnia and Herzegovina” was held in Mostar on markets ’’. The conference was held as part of the project “Building quality standards in adult education” implemented by the Foundation Helvetas My Future in cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce of Sarajevo Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton and Tuzla Canton and the Federal Employment Agency, whose main goal is to train adults for deficit occupations build the capacity of the chamber system for adult education for the needs of the labor market, and provide new services to member companies. At the conference, the previous results of the project were presented, from the research of the needs of the labor market and the preparation of new training programs, ie standards in adult training.
“Employers are looking for a workforce that will immediately enter the labor market with all qualifications after completing their education, given that we do not have such a situation, there is a need to train the workforce at the employment office to enter the labor market. is to transfer a person from the status of unemployed to employed, and in order to help them in this process, among other things, retraining and training are done.There is a wide range of occupations where expertise and training are required, and projects and activities that go in that direction people and employers to solve their problem “, said at the Conference the director of the Federal Employment Agency Helena Lončar.
Bearing in mind that adult education is legally regulated at the level of cantons in FBiH, ie at the level of Republika Srpska, the project also prepared “Analysis of the form, organization and legal aspects of adult education in Sarajevo Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Tuzla Canton and the Republic Serbian “. The main findings of the Analysis were also presented at the Conference, which primarily refers to the similarities and differences in the conditions for registration of training centers, program accreditation, formal and non-formal training programs, but in the role of the chamber system in adult education.
“The analysis showed that in essence the legislative framework differs a lot in the four cantons. First of all, the analysis was aimed at giving recommendations to adults for the labor market because adult education itself is a much broader concept, and we did an analysis that yielded results and focused towards the education of adults for the labor market. The conclusions themselves go in the direction that it is necessary to involve the private sector and harmonize the legislative framework so that educational outcomes are in line with the needs of the labor market “, said Halko Basarić. and added that the project is intended for young people up to 35 years, but due to the needs of companies for labor age is not an obstacle but the focus is on acquiring skills and knowledge that a person has, because that is what employers are interested in.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Dijana Babić, also addressed the Conference, explaining that the Helvetas BiH My Future Foundation has been successfully implementing projects in the field of secondary vocational education and active employment measures for many years. She emphasized that the audit is being done, and that when there is a need for other professions, the curriculum is changed, which is done by experts from the pedagogical institute, citing examples where this change was made when there was a need for tailors and welders, and now a plastic artist.
Through a joint project of the Federal Employment Agency, the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj, Tuzla Canton, Sarajevo Canton and the Helvetas Foundation, five new training programs have been prepared based on company inputs. 100 candidates will go through these training programs, and the training itself is financed by the FZZZ and the Helvetas Foundation. At the same time, the cantonal chambers of commerce went through several workshops where the capacity of the chambers themselves to be able to conduct training programs independently was improved.
The Conference opened the issue of coordination between actors in the labor market, primarily in order to harmonize educational outcomes in the process of adult education and improve the quality of adult education in accordance with the needs of companies.
The most important question to which the conference offered an answer is the question of the involvement of the economy in the process of adult education, starting from defining the needs of the economy, to the implementation of the training. Only by involving the economy is it possible to ensure that educational programs are relevant in the labor market, but also that the process of training the unemployed results in new employment.