Date: 25/08/2016

Business Breakfast on Internships: Building a Bridge from School to Career

On Thursday, August 25, AmCham and Belgrade Open School organized a highly productive Business Breakfast on Internships: Building a Bridge from School to Career.

More than 40 HR Managers and Labor Lawyers from AmCham member companies shared their experiences in organizing internships, as well as most frequent challenges they face along the way. Lively discussion during the working breakfast served as great opportunity to brainstorm on different models of student and non-student internships, what kind of support employers need in order to organize more internships, as well as to agree on what is the most appropriate form of contract between employers and interns.

Some of the key conclusions from the Business Breakfast were:

- The necessity of creating a more efficient regulatory framework for the organization of internships, which would allow greater number of work opportunities for people who want to gain practical skills and work experience, and on the other hand lead to the formulation of precise rules and criteria that would prevent abuses and allow raising the quality of trainings.

- The importance of raising awareness about the significance of providing internship programs, as an unavoidable factor of the development of youth, and an useful tool to increase their chances to be quickly and effectively engaged in the labor market and become competitive.

To glance through more detailed conclusions from the Business Breakfast prepared by Belgrade Open School, please follow this link.