Professional training nationally licensed programs.

The Center of Vocational Training at the BIA was established in 1998 and is a nationally recognized, licence holder, training organization for carrying out activities for professional qualification in full professions or parts of professions.

The Center issues a nationally acknowledged document for completed vocational training with acquiring a degree of professional qualification in 35 professions in over 60 specialties.

Guarantee for the high quality of the services offered by Center is the trustworthy potential of university lecturers, up-to-date equipment in study facilities and the long experience in the field of the vocational training.

Vocational Training Centre of the Bulgarian Industrial Association applies the introduced Quality Management System in the sector of Professional Training EN ISO 9001:2000 from 19 November 2007.

All licensed programmes include modules for acquiring basic skills, such as: language literacy in English, German and Russian languages; occupational safety and health at working; use of computer technologies, communication skills, team working skills, and etc.

The services of the Center aim at achieving sustainable market realization of the trainees by scaling up their qualification for getting employed by an employer or for self-employment via starting up their own business activity.

Each person having successfully taken the qualification courses at the BIA’s Centre has the opportunity to be included for free in the internal “employment market” of BIA’s system. This information system creates perfect environment for meeting the interests of our members – employers, looking for staff with certain characteristics and persons looking for professional realization in chosen fields. This initiative of the Centre is provoked from the desire of offering final products to the market and for the last two years it has given its positive results.

 

The Centre works in the following main directions: 

  • Corporate and in-company training focused on optimizing the managerial skills of teams from different management levels.
  • Overall activities for ensuring occupational safety and health at work in the Bulgarian enterprises – employers’ training, legal protection, development of in-company programmes and rules, according the Law on Occupational Safety and Health and the management of its products.
  • Motivational training structured according to the characteristics of the different target groups for developing an active individual position in the labour market and working place for achieving a successful labour realization and career growing.
  • Basic and additional professional qualification for employees based on the employer’s request. The training could be done with interruption of the working process or at the working place.
  • Qualification training of unemployed with continuing practice in companies, members of BIA, for ensuring a stable employment in concrete professional fields.
  • Professional training of physical persons for achieving labour mobility and successful professional career through individual or group plans.
  • Activities for social adaptation and reintegration into the civil market for the officers and sergeants dismissed from military service as a result of the reform in the Bulgarian army.
  • Activities for encouraging entrepreneurship and starting up one’s own business initiative.
  • Training of Roma entrepreneurs with the aim of taking out the business from the informal economy and ensuring transparency of the activity.
  • Development and execution of projects for the market realization of human resources in new and prospect niches of the market.
  • Training of the Bulgarian institutions and administration in different spheres of the so called “social entrepreneurship” for a more effective and expedient management of the public means and satisfaction of the public needs in the context of the challenges set by the National and European labour market.
  •  Training and consulting the Bulgarian business for a successful application of grant schemes for using the financial instruments of the EU –Structural and Cohesion Funds.

The Center has 18 branch and regional departments in Sofia and countrywide. Those have been constituted at the regional and branch associations – BIA members. 

Training Unit – Commercial Association, Plovdiv

Maria Simeonova – Expert

Tel: +359 32 902 442
e-mail: biapl@hotmail.com

Training Unit – Industrial and Commercial Association, Varna

Veselina Kostova – Senior expert

Tel: +359 52 622304
e-mail: isa_varna@abv.bg

Training Unit – Commercial and Industrial Chamber, Bourgas

Vidka Valcheva – Vice President

Tel: +359 56 840850
e-mail: cci-bs@bu.bia-bg.com

Training Unit – Industrial and Commercial Association, Vidin

Oleg Antov – Managing Director

Tel: +359 94 600225
e-mail: visa@abv.bg

Training Unit – Commercial and Industrial Chamber, Vratza

Liliana Nelova – Managing Director

Tel: +359 92 655685
e-mail: isa_vr@mail.bg

Training Unit – Commercial Association, Kardjali

Hristina Nikolova – Secretary General

Tel: +359 361 64577
e-mail: isa_kj@mail.bg

Training Unit – Commercial Association, Lovech

Asen Mitev – Managing Director

Tel: + 359 68 620113
e-mail: lovechoblast@dito-bg.com

Training Unit – Industrial and Commercial Association, Pazardjik

Tzvetanka Radina – Managing Director

Tel: +359 34 443315
e-mail: isapz@pasat.bg

Training Unit – Commercial Association, Pleven

Veselin Jotkov – Managing Secretary

Tel: +359 64 822239
e-mail: ia_pleven@yahoo.com

Training Unit – Regional Industrial Association, Russe

Zoya Pimpirova – Secretary

Tel: +359 82 825013
e-mail: rsk_rs@abv.bg

Training Unit – Industrial Association, Silistra

Jordan Chumpalov – Managing Director

Tel: +359 86 823745
e-mail: sk_ss@mail.bg

Training Unit – Industrial Association, Stara Zagora

Ivan Lenkov – Managing Director

Tel: +359 42 641141
e-mail: sk_sz@.bgmbox.contact

Training Unit – Industrial Association, Targovishte

Nikola Nikolov – Managing Director

Tel: +359 601/ 65107
e-mail: nikolov@elnics.com

Training Unit – Regional Industrial Association, Petrich

Ilia Levkov – Managing Director

Tel: +359 745/ 60084
e-mail: learning_centre@levkov.com

All licensed programmes include modules for acquiring basic skills, such as: language literacy in English, German and Russian languages; occupational safety and health at working; use of computer technologies, communication skills, team working skills, and etc.

The services of the Center aim at achieving sustainable market realization of the trainees by scaling up their qualification for getting employed by an employer or for self-employment via starting up their own business activity.

Each person having successfully taken the qualification courses at the BIA’s Centre has the opportunity to be included for free in the internal “employment market” of BIA’s system. This information system creates perfect environment for meeting the interests of our members – employers, looking for staff with certain characteristics and persons looking for professional realization in chosen fields. This initiative of the Centre is provoked from the desire of offering final products to the market and for the last two years it has given its positive results.

 Partners:

  • Regional Industrial business associations, situated in all district cities of the country,
  • over 80 branch chambers and associations, covering all sectors of the economy,
  • Association of the Licensed Centres for Vocational Training in Bulgaria,
  • National Centre for Protection of Public Health at the Ministry of Health,
  • National Roma Centre “St. George”,
  • “Overgas Holding” Plc., Gastec BG Ltd., Assarel – Medet JSCo, and others.

Main clients are:

Ministry of Education and ScienceMinistry of Labour and Social Policy

National Construction Control Administration

National Employment Agency

General Department of Archives

Ministry of Defence and other

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