Sector agreements are a tool for coordination of activities and human resource development in the labour market. Clear definition of roles and commitments of key players in the labour market, a specific formulation of short, medium and long term needs for skills and labour, coordination of already running projects and the new upcoming events regarding the labour market, elimination of gaps and disparities in supply and demand of skills and effective staff development and creating jobs are goals and expected benefits of these sector agreements.

Key players in the sector agreements are sector councils, i.e. employers, regional councils for the development of human resources, administrative units (regions), the Labour Office, ministries and educators.

Seven sector agreements were chosen for pilot testing. Their common and primary goal is to support education and ensure a sufficient number of qualified workforce in the given sector.

Specifically these sectors are:

  • engineering,
  • food industry,
  • transport,
  • technical professions (dedicated equipment)
  • ceramics,
  • security,
  • personal services - fitness.

The working teams for sector agreements preparation have been established in February 2012. Diversity of selected sectors is reflected not only in a different approach to the implementation of individual activities, but also in the composition of teams. They include four to fifteen people, who are experts working on new legislative proposals, representatives of cooperating employers, educators, associations and media partners.

Activities focus mainly on the design of effective legislative changes, which would create conditions for further education, for innovation and change national and school curricula for secondary education aiming mainly to improve the quality of initial training and reinforcing the importance of practical training in the workplace, for promotion and publicity of technical training in a societal context and the creation of online databases and/or tools that enable interconnection with the tools of the Labour Office, Active Employment Policy and continuous and flexible monitoring of the labour market.