SZIF brings together all the Salesian Vocational Training Centres in the country, whose mission is to provide young people with high-level technical and vocational education. With the aim of making young people responsible adults, special attention is paid to developing the students’ soft skills. In addition, a career guidance and counselling service for young people and adults is provided on an ongoing basis.
The vocational schools under the coordination of SZIF are:
From the very beginning, “Don Bosco” in Kazincbarcika has sought to reach out to disadvantaged and vulnerable students, to accompany young people on their way to school, preventing them from dropping out. Our pedagogy is based on Don Bosco’s preventive system, according to which a constant and supportive presence of an educator is essential to support disadvantaged young people in their education and to acquire professional skills that guarantee entry into the world of work.
The training offer covers the fields of health, social, economic, business, tourism, pedagogy and administration. Great emphasis is placed on practical training because excellent vocational training can only be achieved through quality practical education. Special attention is paid to disadvantaged and particularly vulnerable students.
The school, originally founded for professional computer training, today also excels in teaching art subjects. In addition to these two areas, the training also covers pedagogy, tourism, secretarial work and hostessing (with an international vocational certificate). An individual learning objective is defined for each student, and specific support is provided for students with gaps. The most deserving students are involved in talent competitions.