Dual education system in Moldova gains popularity among young people
More and more young people in Moldova are choosing to study through the dual education system, which combines theoretical studies at a vocational school with practical training at a company.
The dual education system was first introduced in Moldova 17 years ago, and it has been growing in popularity in recent years. In the three years since the dual education system was introduced at School No. 5 in Chisinau, over 200 students have studied 10 professions in seven companies.
One of the students who is taking advantage of the dual education system is Luminița Croitor, who is studying to become a meat processor. Croitor says that she is grateful for the opportunity to combine theory with practice.
"It's a great way to learn," Croitor said.* "I get to see how things are done in the real world, and I also get to earn some money while I'm learning."*
Another student who is taking advantage of the dual education system is Ana Timoftică, who is studying to be a meat cutter. Timoftică says that she is passionate about her chosen profession.
"I've always wanted to be a meat cutter," Timoftică said. "The dual education system is giving me the opportunity to learn the skills I need to succeed in this field."
The dual education system is not just beneficial for students. It is also beneficial for companies. In the dual education system, students spend 70% of their time at the company, which gives the company a chance to evaluate the students' skills and potential.
"The dual education system is a win-win for everyone," said Mariana Juc, the director of School No. 5. "Students get the skills they need to succeed in the workforce, and companies get a chance to find qualified employees."
The dual education system is also being supported by the government. The government provides an annual contribution of 10 million lei to cover the costs for companies that participate in the dual education system.
"We are committed to providing young people with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce," said Sergiu Harea, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Moldova. "The dual education system is a key part of our strategy."
The dual education system is a growing trend in Moldova, and it is having a positive impact on both students and companies. The system is providing young people with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce, and it is also helping companies to find qualified employees.