Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - Refer Net Bulgaria

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Development of work-based learning in Bulgaria

16 June 2020 12:18

Progress in the organisation and the regulatory framework for implementing dual education and training in Bulgaria is noted. In 2019 Ministry of education and science approved a training program for mentors involved in the implementation of work-based learning. Also in Ministry of economy was created register for companies interested for partnership in dual VET.

The work to implement the dual system in the country has provided multiple benefits: helped to increase the share of practical training; made practice in real working environments available; encouraged cooperation between business and educational institutions; provided learners with scholarship opportunities for grades 9 and 10; given opportunities to sign job contracts and receive salaries for learners of grades 11 and 12; facilitated the transition from school to the labor market.

Guided by concept that work-based learning is an “acknowledged necessity” , all stakeholders continue to work hard for the constant improvement of its implementation.


Cedefop (2020) Bulgaria: Tools and solutions for work-based training, 20/02/2020, https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/bulgaria-tools-and-solutions-work-based-training