CHAMBER SIGNS GRANT AGREEMENT WITH HELVETAS FOUNDATION ‘MOJA BUDUĆNOST’

The Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska and the Helvetas My Future Foundation signed a grant agreement within the project “Strengthening the coordination role of the Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska in the process of improving secondary vocational education in accordance with the needs of the labor market.”
 
The goal of the project, which lasts until the end of 2021, is to improve the practical teaching of high school students in business entities through more efficient implementation of the competencies of the Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska, defined by the Law on Amendments to the Law on Secondary Education.
 
The most important activities within the project relate to the training of mentors from business entities, in terms of acquiring pedagogical and didactic skills in working with students, checking the fulfillment of conditions in business entities for student education with the employer, and keeping a register of student education contracts with the employer.
 
Within the reform processes in the field of education implemented by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, it is significant to strengthen the coordination role of the Chamber in terms of connecting key actors in the process of improving secondary vocational education. Guided by the needs of the labor market, the Chamber intends to improve horizontal and vertical cooperation and policy coherence at the local and entity levels in order to improve students’ practical knowledge and skills in vocational education.