Sofia Municipal Privatization & Investment Agency and the Ministry of Education and Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which aims to link academics and students with the business. A free to use and unlimited in access web platform will be developed where companies will be able to announce available internships and trainings as well as vacancies. The future “Digital map of the educational system for staff training in Sofia” will provide latest data on the number of students currently studying in the professional schools and universities, as well as on their majors.
On the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum, Vladimir Danailov, Chief Executive Officer of the Agency said: The mission of the Agency is to support the development of a healthy and stable economic, business and social environment in Sofia and for this reason the Agency is committed to strengthening the relationship between business and education by partnering with the Ministry of Education and Science in our efforts. Our daily communication and meetings with partners, and discussions with representatives of educational and business organizations, made it clear that both sides need access to up-to-date information on the number of specialists in professional schools and universities as well as on the vacant positions on the labor market. This brought to life the idea of creating a single digital map / platform providing useful information to both communities: business and education. We would like to thank the Ministry of Education and Science and especially Minister Krassimir Valchev and Deputy Minister Tanya Mihailova for supporting us in this idea and I am sure that this partnership will bring positive results for the business and the education.
It is expected the web-based platform to start in March 2018, initially in Sofia Municipality, but later on to be developed as a national project.