bit schulungscenter, founded in 1986, is one of the leading adult education providers in the area of vocational education, training and employability in Austria. Our clear strength is our experience and know-how in designing and carrying out projects for labour market relevant qualifications. We have substantial experience in working with different target groups and their educational needs, including young unemployed adults, through our regular activities which include:
– design & implementation of active employment measures
– training needs analysis
– outplacement (job-placement) activities
– proactive support for employment mediation
– job & career guidance
– youth employment
– women re-entering the workforce
– technical assistance & capacity building for NGOs and public authorities in the field of social inclusion and active labour market measures
The company was founded in 2010 and during the last 7 years it grew up to 11 employees. It is located in the small coastal city of Figueira da Foz, from where it reached partnerships with universities, non-profit organisations, multinational companies and governmental bodies.
The mission of Future Balloons is “trying to assist in the society transition from the information society to the understanding society”, because personally stored information and knowledge is just necessary up to a critical amount; from this amount on it may grow with creativity, may be strengthened by application, may be spread by teaching.
In order to achieve this, the company combines 2 main activity areas: the pedagogical area and the technological area.
In the first one, the team develops concepts and methods for a more motivated and immersing education. We involve client organisations and their targets (students, adult learners) in experiences that increase their competences to answer the learning challenges raised by Knowledge and Information Society.
In the second area, we produce software solutions that support the pedagogical principles and deliver tools to clients for managing their own offer.
FUTURE BALLOONS is built from a strong team of qualified people, although young (average age of 31), who are experienced is playing the roles of trainers, group dynamisers, software developers and researchers.
Osijek University was founded in 1975, and in 1990 its name was changed to Josip Juraj Strossmayer University. University has 16 members: eleven faculties, four university departments, three university institutions and one academy. During the past 30 years 26.665 students have graduated from different faculties, which have greatly contributed to the social and economic development of Eastern Croatia. In addition to full time and part time studies, EFOS provides postgraduate courses and research activities that are focused mainly on regional development, entrepreneurship and information systems. EFOS is the only higher education institution in Croatia providing education in entrepreneurship from undergraduate to doctoral level. In 2005, within the framework of university reform following the Bologna Declaration, EFOS altered its study programs according to European standards and requirements. In 2011 Faculty of Economics has gone through a successful process of international accreditation and received IQA (International Quality Accreditation CEEMAN) certificate confirming: high quality programs and its realisation, human potential and capacity as well as the final results. Faculty is also recognised in the field of Entrepreneurship, and for its contribution in that field faculty has been granted with UNESCO – Chair for Entrepreneurship.
The vocational school for tourism in Bad Gleichenberg hast been training students to become cooks, waiters or receptionists for more than 60 years. Every year about 1500 apprentices attend our school and participate in the dual system. Depending on their profession the students come to our school two months each year for 3 or 4 years in a row.
Public vocational school, about 240 students and 21 teachers. As a school of general education – secondary level – we train our students in subjects of accounting, economy, languages (English, German) and IT technology.
We try to prepare our student for a successful business career. We cooperate with local companies and factories, our students are trained there for their further career. We support students’ personalities and their skills.