Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Secondary school Bedekovcina
Start Year:2017

Mara Ivancevic

Sskola-bedekovcina@kr.t-com.hr mara548@gmail.com



Types of organisation:Education and training providers

Secondary school Bedekovcina aims to foster quality improvements and excellence in education and training. Secondary school Bedekovcina uses training and mobility as tools to foster employability and reduce the skills gap between education and the labour market.

Secondary school Bedekovcina’s main activity is to provide VET opportunities both to young people and professionals especially teachers and trainers.

We establish apprenticeships and traineeships schemes focusing especially on vocational students, apprentices and adult education. We organise high-quality and tailored work experience for our students, and for the students of fellow Croatian and European institutions.

We also design and organise in-service training courses and structured training events for teachers and trainers.

We pledge to enhance the image of apprentices in Croatia by mobilizing and bringing together VET providers in consortiums in order to share their capacity and enable them to increase the supply of work-based opportunities for their learners, especially on a transnational and mobile perspective.

Moreover, we pledge to inform, foster and support employers, especially SMEs, to receive apprentices and vocational students for work based period. We will also act as a facilitator.



Short company / organisation description:

Secondary school Bedekovcina is the vocational education and training school providing education programmes in three fields: construction, agriculture and medicine. The school has been active in various international projects, participating either as a main coordinator or a partner. We strongly believe in and foster work-based learning, mobile learning, apprenticeships and vocational trainings schemes at local level. We closely cooperate with local apprenticeships and SMEs by organizing and coordinating students’ traineeships.

Secondary school Bedekovcina pledges to boost the supply of work-based transnational learning opportunities, based on former experience we gained by being host to foreign students in Mobility programmes.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility

Secondary school Bedekovcina will engage in the initiative the following partners: vocational education and training centres, schools, SMEs, large companies, employers’ organizations and public authorities.

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