CHOOSE YOUR OWN FUTURE
Primary schools. Secondary schools. Universities. The finest companies. The best institutions.
Our programmes allow you to visit companies and institutions, take a peek behind the scenes and see how they operate, and become familiar with the skills required for specific jobs.
Ask questions on the spot, check out those careers that attract you most, learn about jobs you didn’t even know about before, and finally, decide where you want to train or study and what profession to go for.
What do we do?
We bring together the worlds of education and business.
We take you to companies and institutions where you can see and experience occupations first-hand. Our programmes for young people and teachers give you the opportunity to gain practical knowledge.
We help you decide which career to choose in the diverse world of business.
ZND is a proud partner of the Interreg project EDU-LAB.
It’s important to link education with everyday reality and to experience theory in practice in a company or institution. We give young people an opportunity to shape their own futures.
We introduce young people to the world of work while they are still in school, so that they can more easily decide what they want to do and why.
Be a partner
If you would like your company to participate in our programmes, to host pupils for an on-the-job experience or even groups of teachers and pupils, feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll find you the best candidates.
Try out a job you like and see for yourself what it’s all about. Shadow a professional!
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Teachers, visit a company and get to know about new technologies and the expertise required to manage a business. Ask and find out more.
EDU-LAB is a project aiming to improve the professional chances of young people in the Danube region.
Is the programme STEM. Grow. Explore. explicitly for high school teachers?
No. We welcome also applications from primary school teachers.
Can I receive a certificate of participation?
All programme participants receive a certificate upon completion as a .pdf file, which they may print out themselves. Companies and institutions receive certificates of appreciation.
How do I keep up with news about the programmes?
We post all notifications concerning programme announcements, application deadlines and similar news on our website and Facebook page. If you would like to receive our newsletter, contact us at: email@example.com.
What if pupils cannot participate in a programme due to illness or for some other reason?
Pupils must notify Znanje na Djelu and the host of any such eventualities in time.
How do pupils prepare for internships in the programme Observe. Try. Experience?
First, we expect pupils to study all available information on the host company (websites, media articles, services and products) to prepare for their visit.
We arrange the time, place and duration of the internship with the host and deliver a signed and scanned agreement of consent. Then we notify the school and pupil of the schedule.
Prior to the visit, the parents/guardians or pupils, if legal adults, must carefully read and sign the consent forms and submit them to the Foundation. Pupils will receive written instructions and confirm their arrival to the hosts not less than two days prior to the internship by telephone or e-mail.
Pupils must arrive at their host’s premises at the scheduled time, and carefully adhere to all instructions given by their mentors for the duration of their stay.
After the conclusion of the internship, we expect pupils to thank their hosts in writing for offering them this opportunity.
What is the selection process for the programme Observe. Try. Experience?
First, pupils participate in the Jump into the Future workshop. They then send in a CV and motivation letter, which are the basis for initial selection.
Pupils who advance to the second round present their ‘dream job’ at an interview conducted by representatives of Znanje na Djelu and partner companies, and pupils who participated in the programme in preceding years.
Those who show the highest degree of motivation and enthusiasm will be given the opportunity to spend two days in the workplace of their choice.