Кадър от срещатаTwo representatives of the NRCB took part in a work group and discussion on the subject “Students with special education needs – an adequate and effective professional orientation and education” on 6th June 2022. It was initiated by Mrs E. Belobradova – a deputy at the 47th Parliament of Bulgaria, a member of the Commission on education and science and deputy-chairman of the Commission of labor, social and demographic policy - and university educators, resource teachers, the directors of the Plovdiv municipality social enterprise and the RCSPIE, students and people with disabilities took part in it. The main challenges and problems relevant to the subject were discussed at the meeting, as well as the opportunities and the necessary forms of cooperation and active support by both the legislative and executive power.

V. Kertikova-Tapcheva

Гостите с интерес изслушват представянетоThe NRCB hosted the second meeting of the DIG.I.T.ABLE project, in which it participates as a partner. The project coordinator is Studio Saperessere from Rome - Italy. The project is aimed at online training of people with disabilities in order to prepare them for the labor market. The project also involves partners from Austria, Greece and Belgium. The meeting was held from 16 to 20 May, 2022 in Plovdiv. The project intends to define a training standard for inclusive digital trainers, implement a VET training standard and transfer to participants’ innovative teaching approaches, engagement strategies and user-friendly tools for the development of learner-centered inclusive digital trainings.

Участниците в срещатаA Regional conference “The vocational orientation and vocational education for students with special educational needs – a guarantee for quality of life”, organized by the Regional center for support of the inclusive education, Plovdiv, was held on 17th May, 2022 in the building of the Plovdiv Cultural Institute. A lot of official representatives of the state and local authorities took part in the event – Ministry of education and science, the Agency for disabled people, The Commission on education and science at the Parliament, the Union of the Bulgarian teachers, the Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, schools, regional centers, foundations of people with disabilities, municipal social enterprises, as well as children and young people with disabilities, who shared their personal experience and career path. The job mediator at the NRCB Plovdiv presented a report “The vocational orientation, training and realization of people with visual impairments”, which was greeted with a lot of interest by the audience.  The conference ended with a heated discussion, in which representatives of the Ministry of education and science, the National tourism council, the Chamber of the builders, parents, representatives of the Regional centers, teachers, etc. took part.

Работен момент от семинараThe National seminar of the organizations for the vulnerable groups was held on 15th and 16th April,2022 at the “Youth activities” Municipal enterprise, in the framework of the Youth center, which was founded under the “Youth center Plovdiv – a powerful factor for local development” Project. Representatives from Youth centers and educational institutions from all over the country – schools and kinder gardens – were present at it.

Национални дни на кариератаThe National Career days were held on 5th April 19, 2022, at the Congress center at the Plovdiv International Fair. More than 30 companies from all economic fields -  trade, manufacture, tourism, IT, human resources – took part in it. Their representatives welcomed the visitors at individual stands and told them about the opportunities for job realization and career enhancement. A representative of the NRCB also visited the event and met representatives of Liebherr, Kaufland, Billa, Telus Bulgaria, Latecoere Bulgaria, ABB, Grand hotel Plovdiv, EVN, discussing with them the opportunities for job inclusion of visually impaired people. We accompanied a person with visual disability and presented his skills, education and professional background to some of the employers and we assisted his application with them. The general feedback from all of the employers was that they are seeking motivated candidates and give everyone a chance at the job application process.

V. Kertikova-Tapcheva