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Ekonomska šola Novo mesto, Slovenia

 

Ekonomskašola Novo mesto, Višjastrokovnašola (School of Economics Novo mesto, Higher Vocational College) is situated in the south-east of Slovenia in the Dolenjska region which has a strong pharmaceutical and car industry and a lot of small businesses. The college itself was established in the year 2000 and is a state owned institution. We have 109 students and 19 lecturers.

We educate economists and assistant managers. Study duration at the college is 2 years (4 semesters). During this period the students do their 20 week internship (10 weeks per study year) in different companies which gives them the opportunity to combine theory with practice. We have a wide net of organizations with which we cooperate in the frame of internship, stressing the development of entrepreneurial thinking. We take care of regular meetings and in develop projects in cooperation with them. During placement period our lecturers closely cooperate with students’ mentors in companies and supervise the students’ performance. Together with employers we are trying to enable students to get to know the real working environment which in turn means that they are in command of work processes and obtain corresponding vocation specific and generic competencies, consequently being more employable. The students are acquiring competencies in entrepreneurship, management, IT, organization, communication, foreign languages. We are cooperating with start-up organizations, promoting and developing entrepreneurial ideas. We developed a model of entrepreneurial understanding which has been implemented in the study process as well as a new methodological approach.

We educate economists and assistant managers. Study duration at the college is 2 years (4 semesters). During this period the students do their 20 week internship (10 weeks per study year) in different companies which gives them the opportunity to combine theory with practice. We have a wide net of organizations with which we cooperate in the frame of internship, stressing the development of entrepreneurial thinking. We take care of regular meetings and in develop projects in cooperation with them. During placement period our lecturers closely cooperate with students’ mentors in companies and supervise the students’ performance. Together with employers we are trying to enable students to get to know the real working environment which in turn means that they are in command of work processes and obtain corresponding vocation specific and generic competencies, consequently being more employable. The students are acquiring competencies in entrepreneurship, management, IT, organization, communication, foreign languages. We are cooperating with start-up organizations, promoting and developing entrepreneurial ideas. We developed a model of entrepreneurial understanding which has been implemented in the study process as well as a new methodological approach.

We also set up a career centre which supports students in realization of their career goals, looks for job possibilities and draws their attention to vacancies. We are developing strategies for life-long learning and mobility.
we care for quality education and integration of theoretical and practical knowledge by providing students with assignments in organizations. We have established collaboration with Unicredit Bank in the field of personal banking – management of personal finances and bank operations for corporate clients – management of finances for corporate clients. Through this project, our students broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills by placing them in Unicredit Bank and setting them written assignments.

Ekonomska sola Novo Mesto has participated in a sequence of projects in collaboration with GZDBK. One of the most important projects is the study for marketing and communications GZDBK on the social network Facebook for implementing practice in small and medium size enterprises, where the managers of Dolenjska companies have the opportunity to get information about the theoretical foundations and the practical solutions for e-commerce. The collaboration with GZDBK includes our students in different projects, which stand as a great possibility for them to gain practical knowledge and experience from the commercial organizations and to broaden and consolidate their knowledge in the teaching process.

 

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