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Press release: Minister of Education, Mr Slavoljub Stijepovic met today with the representatives of the World Skills Europe Union

Published date: 25.11.2013 16:25 | Author: Ivona Međedović / MIlena Roganović

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Minister of Education Mr Slavoljub Stijepovic, with his associates, met today with Mr Thomter STEGEA and Stephan PRASCHLA, the representatives of the Worlds Skills Europe union.

Mr Stege who is the General Director of the Association and Mr PRASCHLA, who is the head of the Board for creating this competition, introduced Minister Stijepovic with the World Skills Europe Association and the concept of the Euroskills competition 2014.

The World Skills Europe Association was founded in 2007 by the EU, and starting from 2008, they have been organizing competitions every two years.  The competition gathers over 450 participants who are combating in more than 50 disciplines.

The goal of the competition is raising awareness on the high-quality vocational education in Europe and the promotion of excellence in the field of skills and competencies. During the competition, a number of meetings are to be held for the countries’ officials, in order to exchange the experiences in the field of vocational education and improve cooperation in this segment of education among member states as well as with the employers.

Taking into consideration that Montenegrin institutions are committed to the development of vocational education, minister Stijepovic expressed promptness that Montenegro is to become member state of the World Skills Europe Association and announced the beginning of the preparatory activities for reaching membership in the shortest period and ensured Montenegrin participation in the next competition to be held in October 2014 in France.

The representatives of the Association have also met with the representatives of the Centre for Vocational Education, the Employers Union and secondary vocational schools (Sergije Stanic, Ivan Uskokovic and Vaso Aligrudic).