The government is continuously reforming vocational training, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his opening address at the 16th festival for vocational schools in Budapest on Monday, adding that the number of vocational school applicants has been rising for years, and their academic performance was also improving.
Six out of ten students choose vocational training after elementary school, with technical schools being the most popular type of school, Orbán told the opening of the Vocational Star Festival (Szakma Sztár Fesztivál) organised by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK).
The introduction of dual vocational training has also proven useful, both for businesses and the country’s economic growth, the prime minister said. The rise in the number of applicants and the improving academic performances show that the new system has also worked out well for students and their families, he said.
Those who want further training can acquire middle management skills alongside their vocational qualifications, Orbán said, adding that those who complete a five-year programme have an advantage if they choose higher education with a specialisation.
Addressing students, Orbán said the key to success was curiosity, creativity, perseverance and cooperation.
Though schools and the school system are often criticised in Hungarian public discourse, even though there are improvements to be made, they should not be underestimated, the prime minister said.
Success by Hungarian students at home and in the international arena is a testament to Hungarian education, Orbán said, praising teachers for their support for students.
Orbán told students they did not have to leave Hungary, as Western and Eastern businesses are both present in the Carpathian Basin together with Hungarian companies.
Hungarian vocational and organisational skills, and will can be used to build a country that is a good place to live, work, start a family and raise children, Orbán said.
The prime minister thanked the teachers, mentors and staff working in the vocational training system and wished students, their teachers and families the best of luck.
As we wrote last week, the government is working to raise the monthly salaries of teachers by 75 percent to average 800,000 forints (EUR 2,144) by 2025, details HERE.
Orban -he had to say something.
Very apparent in his speech, an “Under Siege” rhetoric came out.
Orban and his Government, the shame and embarrassment, through FALSEIFICATION of Truth & Facts, that continues on the IMPORTANT issue of Education in Hungary, is :light years” from being resolved.
When funds were available to INVEST into Education in Hungary, it was Squandered wasted mis-used in a Foolish irresponsible reckless manner.
Orban Government has NO Funds to Invest into Education, which again Orban is tested as to his Candour, which has a low failure mark.
Orban we sat back and listened, and the PROPAGANDA strength – its usage and presence again by Orban just “spilled” out, to those in attendance.
Abraham Lincoln quote;
” I can only say that I view (Education) as the most important subject which we people can be engaged in.”
What is the purpose of Education?
The title of my commentary is the ANSWER.
If one is to look at it from a logical point of view. Higher education, which may work for some students, can often be prioritised too often.
Yes, it can provide higher wages but it can also burden students with student loans and other expenses.
Thus, in fields that are desperate in need of jobs (ex: carpenters and electricians). It only makes sense that vocational-technical schools will receive more support. Let’s be honest, an electrician will be more valuable to a society than someone with a liberal arts degree. Although liberal arts degrees do serve their own purposes.