SDC Project Implemented by Helvetas and MDA

Unification of the internship scheme at VET level

Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE) Project is involved in establishing a unified internship scheme, mainly focused in the area of ICT and Agribusiness. Until now many ad-hoc short schemes were implemented, which hindered the establishment of a functioning and sustainable internship system in Kosovo. For this purpose, EYE Project initiated an assessment of internship schemes implemented at VET level, and based on the experiences acquired so far, jointly with teachers of 7 vocational schools and with the expertise facilitated by EYE, a new unified internship scheme was developed. The scheme includes the guidelines with relevant forms required for implementation, which will enhance the work of relevant teachers in analyzing the effectiveness of internships.

Municipal Education Directorates of Prishtina, Peja, Ferizaj, Gjilan and Vushtrri as well as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology were informed about the initiative, ensuring institutional support and long-term implementation. Currently, 5 VET schools are implementing the scheme with 70 students involved, who are performing their practical work in private companies mainly in IT and Agribusiness sectors. EYE Project will continue to support the process of unified internship scheme implementation, as a necessary mechanism for easy transition from school to the workforce.

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