Sofia is set to absorb ninety million levs in EU funds for launching internship programs. Part of the sum will be allotted to Bulgarian companies to hire trainees. Bonuses have also been provided for the university teachers who join the programs, as well as for the trainees.
This becomes clear from a statement of Education Minister Sergey Ignatov. Sixty million levs of the agreed EU funds will be used for launching internship programs and professional training with the universities across the country and thirty million levs will be directed to the vocational schools.
The trainees, undergraduates and last year students, are entitled to receive the greater part of the money, as all internships will be paid. The Bulgarian business will be able to recommend specific internship programs to the universities, which will best meet their needs for personnel. Big IT companies have asked the Ministry of Education to open more places for IT and computer science students at the universities, so as to meet the growing demand for such experts on the labor market. (Source: Standart News)