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Needs and problems

Project’s idea comes from real needs we face every day in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Satakunta regions (Finland), where Šolski center Nova Gorica and Sataedu (both VET providers) work. Due to globalization, technology advancement, digitalization, complex interactions, we see a strong need for new diversity in VET. Young people lack work experiences in working environment. Millennial generation thinks and behaves different. The mismatches between needs of employers and skills of entry-level job seekers are growing. Many opened work positions cannot be filled, although unemployment rate is still high. Young people leave school without appropriate skills, get jobs unrelated to their field of study. The automotive and automation sectors in Nova Gorica and Satakunta regions are the biggest employers and the fastest growing sectors, war for talents has been launched. The companies have started acting as strategic investors in human capital and want to take a direct role in creating skilled workforce and talents they need.


Our aim

We strongly believe that the key to combating unemployment among young people is forging stronger connections among employers, VET providers and youth themselves to build skills that lead to entry-level jobs in growth sectors.

RAY aims to establish a reliable and sustainable VET – business partnership in automotive and automation sectors for human resource planning and development.

Main project results represent innovative work based learning / apprenticeship model and VET teacher -in-company trainer partnership model, with clear definition on partners and targets roles, responsibilities and activities, which will be integrated into educational and working process at schools and in companies.


Our vision

Design a collaborating and engaging ecosystem where everyone can grow into a successful professional.

Our goal is to create VET provider – business partnership for human resource planning and development, according to the needs of young generations and global, digital labour market and society:

  • to reduce unemployment of young people,
  • to reduce skills mismatch, give young people opportunities,
  • to be an active partner and designer in these partnerships,
  • to enable discovering and developing one’s own potential.


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