Information on Vocational Training in the Republic of Macedonia
The vocational training programs can include students that obtained
elementary education as well as those who have not obtained, but with an obligation, in paralel with the vocational training, to finish their elementary education. Vocational training, depending on the complexity of the occupation, can last up to two years. After the students have
finished the vocational training, they acquire I level of vocational qualifications.The students that have graduated vocational training which lasted minimum one year, can continue their education into the second year of the appropriate vocational training for occupation. The two year education in Macedonia did not arouse much interest and very few students decided on education for occupation with two years duration. The greatest need for such qualifications exists in vocations like machinery, electro-technics, chemistry and technology, construction and geodesy, catering and tourism. The total number of education profiles in short –term education component is 45. Students that have graduated in vocational training which lasted minimum one year, can continue their education into the second year of the appropriate vocational training for occupation.
Students that have obtained elementary education can enroll in the first year of vocational training for occupation. The vocational training for occupation lasts three years.The vocational training for occupation is delivered in a vocational education and training schools, while the practical training is delivered in the school and in the employers premises.After the students have finished the secondary vocational training for occupation, they acquire the II level of vocational
The total number of education profiles in three year education is 91. The general education takes up 50% of the three year vocational education, the vocational theory 30% and the practical training 20%.
- Vocational Education and Training Centre http://www.csoo.edu.mk/