Seven renowned companies and the Austrian Embassy’s Commercial Section will start in September 2015, at the ‘Costin C. Kiritescu’ Economic College, the o’SCAR Austrian Commercial School in Romania education project through which students can train for the profession of shopkeeper-salesman. Billa, C&A, Deichmann, dm drogerie markt, Hervis, Humanic and kika will offer students the chance to engage in practical training alongside the best retail professionals.
“The Embassy, as well as the seven companies, sees this public-private partnership as an investment in Romanian society, against the backdrop of the need for retail professionals. What makes the o’SCAR project a promising choice for students is the fact that it relies on the dual-track system, a characteristic of the education system in countries such as Austria and Germany, a system that stresses practical training and consists of collaboration between schools and employers,” stated Rudolf Lukavsky (photo) , Commercial Advisor within the Austrian Embassy in Bucharest.
The Austrian Commercial School in Romania entails the introduction of two professional education classes at the ‘Costin C. Kiritescu’ Economic College in Bucharest, on the basis of dual-track education – a mix of theoretical and practical information. The program lasts three years and offers to middle school graduates professional training courses for the profession of storekeeper-salesman in the foodstuff and non-foodstuff domains (footwear, fashion, sport, furniture).
Students will receive a monthly scholarship of up to RON 400 depending on the results obtained and will benefit from the full reimbursement of public transportation costs throughout the period of the program. After graduation the students will receive a professional certificate recognized at European level.