There will be more positions and specialties available this year for people who, regardless of age, choose to study at public vocational training institutes (IEK).
University graduates now comprise almost one in four of the students. That rise is attributed to unemployment in their field and the trend of going back to school to expand their professional prospects. There will be also more IEK positions available for students who failed to make the grade to enter university during the nationwide entrance exams.
Departments of the Education Ministry’s public IEK exist in all regions of the country, while based on the relevant ministerial decision, there are 126 departments per specialty at IEK that are supervised by the ministries of Tourism (25), Rural Development (seven), Health (50), the Public Employment Service (41) and ambulance service EKAB (three). A total of 836 departments are planned for public IEK.