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Author:Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Start Year:2018

Mirjana Kovačević, Head of Centre for Training and Dual Education; Ana Stojanović, Head of Department for Dual Education and Educational Policies

mirjana.kovacevic@pks.rs; ana.stojanovic@pks.rs; obrazovanje@pks.rs

Types of organisation:Chambers of Commerce, industry and crafts

Bearing in mind that supplying the economy with a skilful and qualified workforce is one of the key challenges in Serbia, the strategic goal for CCIS is to provide adequate labour for the economy, mostly through full implementation of Dual Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Serbia, according to the market needs. The CCIS will contribute to:

-          the improvement of the VET system by boosting the capacities of the companies in order to broaden their supply of high quality apprenticeship (both to increase the number of apprenticeships and the types of apprenticeships);

-          the development of new job profiles with modernised curricula enabling more proactive and flexible programmes, on one hand, and students to receive qualitative competences and working skills, on the other;

-          encourage the establishment of a multi-sector mechanisms for forecasting and monitoring labour market demands;

-          encourage the establishment of tangible public-private (company-institutions-school) cooperation. As a major representative of the business community in Serbia, CCIS will act as the communication core between employers and government bodies in charge of economy, business and employment. Important aspect for the CCIS is to improve image and visibility of dual VET in order to increase students’ interest in dual profiles.

Short company / organisation description:

The Chamber (CCIS) was founded over 150 years ago and represents the leading business association in Serbia. It comprises of the National chamber, two provincial Chambers (Vojvodina and Kosovo and Metohija) and 16 Regional Chambers all over Serbian territory. By the Law on Chambers, Chamber members are registered legal entities on Serbian territory, and today, more than 120,000 companies are chamber members. All activities conducted at the Serbian Chamber System are dedicated to the support of the Serbian economy – the development of sustainable and export-oriented market economy through measures promoting business start-ups and strengthening of the existing companies.

The Chamber system also provides support and services to its members and potential members regarding business information, economic policy, finance, insurance, foreign economic relations, fairs and exhibitions, market opportunity, quality management, research and development (R&D), training and education, innovation, IT, etc.

CCIS is also a very prominent partner in improving educational policy and the development of life-long learning.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Institute for Improvement of Education, schools, companies and other relevant stakeholders.

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