Never has a skills development project started amid such a vast audience and enthusiasm. A summer concert in the South cost city of Vlora was part of the Kick Off Event of Skills for Jobs Project (S4J). Under the motto “New Ways for You” referring to the innovative learning methods that Swisscontact will support, successful Albanian performers such as Eneda Tarifa (who represented this year Albania in the Euro Song Competition) and Poni (a celebrated folk music singer) entertained the 2500 participants filling out the main city square. The comedian Florian Binaj brought his funny chops to this audience of youngsters, VET students, teachers, entrepreneurs, children and parents.
Minister Klosi and Dep. SDC Director for Eastern Europe Mr. Maître, informed the public respectively on the Albanian government and Swiss Government support to VET, while Dep. Project Manager for S4J Mr. Dragoshi pointed out the innovative aspects of the project. This event would not have been complete without the voice of VET students, children dreaming to be VET professionals and an “enlightened” entrepreneur. They brought the message of how important is to invest in skills development while keeping up with the global technology pace.