Hungarian vocational training has been renewed and the new scholarship system is starting
🇭🇺Hungarian vocational training has been renewed and the new scholarship system is starting. Grants will be subject to deficit and outcome. Young people are already educated at the desk that there is no individual entitlement, who wants more money, he has to work harder and work harder.
Very good! This is what we have been waiting for!
Starting this school year, together with the renewable vocational training, a new vocational training scholarship system will be launched, the aim of which is to ensure support for all students, while at the same time making benefits dependent on absences and results, said Gáborné Pölöskei, Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) Deputy Secretary of State in charge at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.
Approximately 73,000 students will be enrolled in technical schools and vocational schools in Grade 9 and Grade 13 after graduation in the 2020/21 school year. More than 50,000 of them attend technical schools, they receive a scholarship of HUF 8,000 per month during the period of basic education, and students in vocational schools receive HUF 16,000, he explained.
The monthly amount of scholarships for students in technical schools is more than 435 million forints, and the amount of scholarships for students in vocational schools exceeds 300 million forints per month, so this year about 8 billion forints will be spent on scholarships, the Deputy Secretary of State indicated.
Mrs. Gáborné Pölöskei emphasized that the school year, which started in September, was a milestone in the history of vocational education in Hungary. New entrants to vocational training can already learn in a renewed, more flexible vocational training system that takes the needs of the economy more effectively into account, he said.
The most important task of the renewed vocational training is to train professionals with well-founded knowledge who respond well to the challenges and technological development of the coming decades, said the Deputy Secretary of State.
He pointed out that scholarships would be transferred to a bank account, so all students involved would have to open an account.
For those students who do not yet have a bank account, the process of opening an account is supported by the interface developed in cooperation with MKB Bank in the Public Education Registration and Study Basic System (KRÉTA), Gáborné Pölöskei emphasized.
CRETE records students' academic results and absences, therefore teachers and lecturers are not burdened with administration; the data is automatically monitored and can be taken into account by the system when paying the scholarship. This solution also shows that the renewed vocational training is based on the widespread use of digital opportunities, the Deputy Secretary of State added.
At the press conference, Ildikó Ginzer, MKB Bank's Deputy General Manager for Business and General, announced that as an ITM partner, MKB will launch an account package for students in secondary vocational education called Future, which includes digital banking and convenience solutions tailored to the needs of young people.
Speaking about the terms, he said, among other things, that students will receive a free bill package free of bank fees. MKB provides a bank card, free electronic transfers up to HUF 20,000 can be initiated from the account, cash can be withdrawn twice a month free of charge, and the package includes internet banking access.
In response to a question, Gáborné Pölöskei said that using MKB's new account package is an option, it is not obligatory, other accounts can be used. The first payments will be made in October.
Wage increase in vocational training:
The instructors in vocational training have received their new salary offer, and those involved are earning an average of eighty thousand forints more from July. Young people are especially valued by the new system, and the best-performing career starters can receive a salary increase of up to 75 percent, said Gáborné Pölöskei, Deputy Secretary of State for Vocational Training.