Comenius Project Knowing Me, You, Us for a Better Chance on the European Job Market Economic High School Of Tourism Iasi 5th project meeting ~ ITC “E. De Amicis”, Rovigo, Italy
High School Of TourismEconomic Iasi We are students at Economic High School of Tourism Iasi and we will present you our recent research on the job market in our region , at Iasi County Agency for Employment .
Sectors of Production In the studies made by Romanian National Employment Agency (NEA) it was found that the most developed manufacturing sectors in our region (N-E part of Romania) are clothing and construction industries, services and commerce. The most wanted jobs in Iasi and Moldova are those of cooks, confectioners, engineers, taxi drivers and also in the domains of agriculture, healthcare and public relations.
Number of Employees According to Iasi County Agency for Employment (CAE) the number of persons looking for a job registered in the county, differs from month to month. For example, there were approximately 21,000 people registered at the end of February 2011. From the CAE records, during the first two months of this year more than 1,200 people were employed in various fields of activity.
Languages Our national policy, as a state in the European Union, approves and encourages foreign companies to develop branches in our country. Moreover, due to the opportunity to work abroad each of us should have knowledge of at least one foreign language. Therefore, in Romania students study in schools two compulsory foreign languages. Aware of the need to communicate with others from abroad, Romanian students demonstrate that they have good language skills in English, French or German. These communicational abilities are tested and certified according to the European framework of reference for foreign languages at the Baccalaureate Exam (final exam at the end of high school).
IT skills Due to the introduction of computerized systems in all fields of activity we can state that IT skills are absolutely necessary. Moreover, every enterprise requires at least one IT specialist to handle the virtual image of the company.
Experience Lack of experience should not be an impediment, as future employees with the ability to adapt easily can be trained by employers. But experience is usually a request of the employer. On the other hand, there are jobs that demand compulsory experience or high responsibility, such as in the lower or upper management of a company.
Financial support, wages R omanian principles for employees’ remuneration: • The principles of minimum wages; the minimum wage is 640 RON, meaning 153 € / month. • The principles of salary negotiation; • Salaries established according to the quantity and quality of work, to the skills level and working conditions. In the private sector wages are negotiated between the employee and the employer, while in the state sector they are set by the Romanian law, depending on the job requirements and worker’s studies. Big multinational companies may provide motivating salaries from 1000 to 2000 €.
Benefits Benefits are seen as indirect rewards and most employees are extremely interested in. The benefits offered by Romanian companies may include bonuses, meal or transportation tickets. Thus, a financial motivation that some employers offer to their employees whose duties require transportation is to provide bus tickets or company vehicles. The purpose of such benefits and financial assistance is to motivate employees. In addition, employees may benefit of protection programs, medical insurance, pensions, unemployment compensations or retirement bonuses.
New job opportunities In Romania labor demand is low. But it is estimated that production will increase once with the end of recession. This will be an opportunity for people who are looking for a job or want to change it. Another opportunity is the opening of EU labor market. According to the statistics of Iasi County Agency for Employment, approximately 8400 people went abroad to work. Most jobs were in agriculture, hospitality industry or in health and social care with salaries between 850 and 1,200 € per month. Professional development is strongly related to the continuation and updating of the instructive training through educational courses. These facilitate access to post secondary or higher education and are usually organized with European funds, which means free access.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL? A graduate from Economic High School of Tourism may continue his / her professional career by: 1. Following higher education courses at one of the 4 state universities from Iasi (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Technical University, University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy). In Romania a student scholarship varies from 500 RON/119 € – meaning an excellent study level – to 350 RON/84 € – awarded to skilful students - and to 280 RON/ 67 € a regular study scholarship and finally to 250 RON/ 60 € for a social scholarship. 2. Finding employment in tourism or hospitality industry as travel agents, tour guides, interpreters, receptionists, maids or waiters. 3. Opening a private business which involves both benefits and risks.
In two years we will let you all know about the choices WE will have made WE will be fighting the Baccalaureate Monster! WE will share the success of victory! WE will keep our eyes open for a WELL – PAID and challenging job! Students: Mălina Agapia Andrei Costin Anca Nestor AlexandraPătraşcu Dragoş Trofin Coordonators: Olivia Rusu and Emanuela Racu