Within First Steps in Vocational Development project we work with local partners, businesses, companies, employers, young people from vulnerable communities, educational institutions, with local coordinators in individual locations contributing to the promotion of sustainable and quality employment, and the reduction of social and economic inequalities among young people and the achievement of economic independence of the target group. The project offers mentoring, career guidance, training for personal and professional development, access to employment opportunities. The project will seek the active partnership of vocational schools and employers, who will also receive trainings responding to the real needs of the participants, so as to obtain effective practical tools for institutional cooperation and integration of disadvantaged young people.

The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation collaborates with partner schools in Sliven. This includes working with disadvantaged young people aged

 15-18. Mentors will work with the students from the partner schools in the direction of:

* building soft skills

* career guidance

For schools, part of our network, the Trust for Social Achievement Foundation will organize pieces of training for teachers aimed at creating supportive and a favorable school environment. The trainings will be conducted by certified trainers and according to the methodology of the International Step-by-Step Association.

Our partner:

Marie Kyuri Vocational High School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

It was established in 1962 as a Technical School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Since 1965, two-time Nobel Prize winner Maria Sklodovska-Curie has been a patron. The school offers the majors of Software and Hardware Sciences, Applied Programming, Computer Engineering and Technologies, and Manufacturing Electrical Equipment.

Arch. Georgi Kozarov Sliven Vocational High School of Construction and Geodesy 

The Professional School of Building Construction was established in 1959. A year later, enrollment increased to 12 classes. In 2003, the school adopted its new name after the patron of the educational institution, one of the famous Bulgarian architects and mayor of the city of Sliven arch. Georgi Kozarov.