was established in July 2011 with amendment to the Employment Encouragement Act, by virtue of which five Bulgarian-German vocational training centres (DBBZ) in Pazardzhik, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Smolyan and Tsarevo are transformed from second level spending units to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy into a legal entity DBBZ State Enterprise pursuant to Art.62, par. 3 of Commercial Law.
The structure of DBBZ State Enterprise consists of Headquarters (HQ) in Sofia, office and mailing address: Frederic Joliot-Curie St 25 A, and branches that are located at the centres’ addresses in Pazardzhik, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Smolyan and Tsarevo.
DBBZ State Enterprise inherited the good traditions of three successful Bulgarian-German projects on vocational training of adults (1992-2010), within which five Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Centres were constructed and put into operation and which have a significant contribution to the development of the vocational training for adults in Bulgaria. At the beginning of its activities in the period 1995-1999/2000 all three DBBZ in Pazardzhik, Stara Zagora and Pleven offered young people a two-year vocational training on the principle of Germany's dual system of vocational education and training, which was very successful among the participants in it and the employers - partners of the centres.
The DBBZ State Enterprise main activities involve: providing vocational training of unemployed and the employed over the age of 16 with acquiring a vocational qualification degree or qualification in a part of a profession, key competences training and vocational guidance. Training sessions are held to improve the methodological qualification of trainers of adults, including trainers in enterprises. Innovative practices in the field of vocational training with a view to their subsequent implementation in the system of adult education are tested within various projects.
DBBZ State Enterprise is licensed by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) to provide training in 74 professions and is registered at the Employment Agency as training provider.
DBBZ State Enterprise offers high quality training oriented to modern European models and best practices. Modern approaches and methods of acquiring knowledge, forming practical skills and developing independence and responsibility in the actions have been applied in the learning process. Training is conducted by highly qualified trainers with excellent professional and methodological competence and in various forms: daytime, evening, weekend and mixed courses.
For employers DBBZ State Enterprise offers:
DBBZ State Enterprise has well-appointed offices, training and conference rooms, modernly equipped workshops, a hostel to accommodate the participants in training courses and a canteen to provide food to them. Best conditions for successful learning process and overall services for customers and trainees has been created.
The branches of DBBZ State Enterprise are specialized as follows:
All branches of DBBZ State Enterprise offer high quality training in foreign languages, information technology, entrepreneurship.