Ministry partners with Siemens for vocational training


Hungary’s Ministry for Innovation and Technology has signed a four-year partnership agreement with German engineering firm Siemens to launch a pilot program in preparation for a reform of the vocational training system and the introduction of dual education.

Dale A. Martin, CEO, Siemens Hungary

Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics said that the program, running between 2018 and 2022, will include the development of career orientation, the system of admission, training content, student contracts and the vocational training exam system, as well as the training of teachers and instructors in areas related to state-of-the-art industrial processes. The program will cover 40 schools with 6,400 students and adults, 400 teachers and exam board members, he said, cited by national news agency MTI.

The experiences gained from the program will be considered in reforming the current Hungarian regulations on vocational training, the minister said. After signing the agreement on the HUF 2 billion project, Siemens will apply for funding from the National Employment Foundation (OFA), Palkovics added.

Siemens Hungary President-CEO Dale A. Martin said industrial development requires a new type of knowledge and the company is proud to be a leader in dual training in Hungary’s engineering sector.


MNB Monetary Council Leaves Base Rate on Hold MNB

MNB Monetary Council Leaves Base Rate on Hold

Hungarian Lawmakers Ratify Finland's NATO Accession Parliament

Hungarian Lawmakers Ratify Finland's NATO Accession

Visa Launches She’s Next Grant Program in Hungary Fintech

Visa Launches She’s Next Grant Program in Hungary

HIPA Awards 'Investors of the Year' Awards

HIPA Awards 'Investors of the Year'


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.