During the opening ceremony of the new training center, Gáborné Pölöskei, Deputy State Secretary for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning, highlighted how vocational education ensures the future of children.
Pölöskei said vocational training poses serious challenges in a rapidly changing environment and helps find answers to an evolving job market. Students participating in vocational training have more opportunities now than ever before.
The opening ceremony also included the introduction of a general vocational training scholarship, which has been available to professions experiencing shortages, but “almost all professions are now in short supply.”
Bence Ignácz, Director General of the Kecskemét Vocational Training Center, said the school provides students with modern vocational training opportunities that can increase the retention power of the city and guarantee a well-trained workforce for companies in the area.
The Hungarian government provided HUF 700 million of funding for the comprehensive development of the new training center. The renovation was carried out in two steps: the school building, which is a protected building, was completely renovated, while the former cinema building was demolished and a new main building was built in its place.