Starting this school year (2017-2018), graduates of 8th grade can opt for Reșița`s Dual School System. The qualifications, available this year for the 162 students, vary from tourism workers (cooks, waiters and hotel workers) to textiles manufacturers, machinery and industrial installations mechanics, lathe workers, welders, locksmith machinists and electricians.
Three colleges in Reșița have signed up to offer dual vocational education: the Reșița Technical College, the Cărăşan Technical College and the Banat Mountain Economic College. The program has been highly welcomed by local private companies, as 15 local businesses subscribed to this program in its first year .
At the end of three years of study, which include a mix classes and practice on-site at the premises of one of the economic operators enrolled in the program, the graduates will receive a professional qualification certificate and a workplace. During the studies, the students will also be given scholarships made available by the state, Reşiţa City Hall and the companies involved in the program. Those commuting from the outskirts of Reșița can benefit of free accommodation in student dorms, as well as reimbursement of transport costs.
We expect the Dual Professional School in Reșița to become the main provider of highly qualified workforce in the area and a great added value for the economic operators in Reșița.