VOCATIONAL TRAINING

The vocational training of visually impaired people is being performed in the subjects, licensed by the National Agency of Vocational Education and Training (NAVET). They are:

  1. Profession: Office secretary; Subject: Administrative servicing

  2. Profession: Computer operator; Subject: Text editing
  3. Profession: Woodworking; Subject: Production of upholstered products/ Upholstery production
  4. Profession: Assistant in social services; Subject: Social work with children and adults with disabilities and chronic diseases
  5. Profession: Cosmetician; Subject: Cosmetics; Training in Massage, part of the profession
  6. Profession: Knitter; Subject: Hand-made art knitting work

1. Profession: Office secretary; Subject: Administrative servicing

Office_secPeople, who have graduated it, are trained to: perform operational and administrative activities; establish every-day office priorities and obligations; coordinate the activities in the different sections; establish communications, observing phone and e-mail etiquette; reach the standards for professional qualification Level II typewriting; use text editing programs, database, Internet, e-mail, fax; make up account reports for the accomplished work and preserve documents according to the established rules. 

2. Profession: Computer operator; Subject: Text editing

text_editPeople, who have graduated it, are trained to: enter, edit and format texts in standard office-applications for text editing, observing technological continuity of the operations; editing texts in Bulgarian, observing the spelling rules; printing documents from a local or web printer; send and receive documents on a web based or local based (POP3) e-mail.

3. Profession: Woodworking; Subject: Production of upholstered products/ Upholstery production

People, who have graduated it, are trained to perform various activities in the field of upholstery production and re-upholstery. These include: Making out technical and technological documents – work sketches, technological maps and schemes; observing the rules for healthy and safe labour in upholstery production; using upholstery materials, massive wood, wooden and ancillary materials; performing basic operations with hand instruments; using Производство на тапицирани изделия 2machines and devices for upholstery; transporting  finished materials to machines, equipment and work places in the technological process; performing ancillary manipulations in upholstery work; jointing and upholstering furniture and other products; packing, loading and unloading the finished products.

4. Profession: Assistant in social services; Subject: Social work with children and adults with disabilities and chronic diseases

Професия сътрудник социални дейностиPeople, who have graduated it, are trained to perform various activities in the field of social work and consultations of children and adults with disabilities and chronic diseases. A module “Complex instructor of people with visual impairments” is included in the programme, and part of the training for the profession is being accomplished under this module at NRBC. It includes training in the subjects from the basic rehabilitation of visually impaired people. All the trainers of blind and low-sighted people at the Centers for social rehabilitation and integration in the state are also being trained under this module.

5. Profession: Cosmetician; Subject: Cosmetics; Training in Massage, part of the profession

Професия масажистPeople, who have graduated it, are trained to: give first medical aid in various emergencies; prepare and apply masks and compresses on different body and facial  Професия масажистparts; practice classical overall massage; practice spot massage; practice anti-cellulite, slimming and sport massage; observe hygiene rules of massage practicing.

6. Profession: Knitter; Subject: Hand-made art knitting work

Професия плетачPeople, who have graduated it, are trained to: make out hand-made art knitting work; distinguish and combine yarns, textile and ancillary materials; use hand instruments for knitting and sewing; choose the numbers of the knitting and sewing instruments depending on the width of the yarns and fibers; produce ready-made clothes (sewing the knitted details; perform finishing operations; work with patterns and ironing instruments).  

All trainees from the Vocational trainings study English and get motivational training in writing CV and motivation letters.

Documents, required for inclusion in the vocational training:

  • A copy of the experts’ conclusion of the Labor Experts’ Doctor Commission;
  • A copy of the ID document;
  • A medical certificate from the general physician;
  • A copy of a document for educational degree;
  • A declaration of the amount of the received pension;