Vocational Education and Training for sport workers
Innovative Program for building personal and social skills (VET4SPORT)
The Macedonian Human Resource Association (MHRA) is a professional, non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit association of citizens, for conducting work and activities related to the development of the workforce, promotion of the importance of human resources functions, as well as improvement and increasing the standards and level of the profession of HR management.
FOOTBALL FEDERATION OF MACEDONIA is responsible for organization of all soccer related activities and VET, professional and amateur football, women’s and man’s soccer, grassroots soccer. There are more than 40 staff in FFM, more than 20.000 registered members (players, coaches, referees, sport workers, volunteers), 545 soccer clubs, with a lot of different teams according their age category, and more than 450 referees in all levels.
SINERGIE EDUCATION is a consulting and training center, for several years been involved in the planning and organization of training courses included in the sports. Sinergie Education Srl, a specialized company providing services in education and training, has continuously provided business education and training for more than fifteen years, and Its specialized in providing in depth analysis of company needs and it provides training which is customized to clients’ needs and practically applicable.
SEERC is an overseas research centre of the University of Sheffield, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The centre was founded by City College, the University’s International Faculty, in 2004. It is conducting multidisciplinary research in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation & Development, Information & Communication Technologies, and Society & Human Development.
Burgenland football academy is the best place for a training camp. It started functioning in 2008. This state-of-the-art academy offers various training and playing facilities for young and talented football players. The venue offers the very best training facilities for young talented footballers and to date 71 youngsters have already enrolled on the training program.
The conducted research for measuring the opinion of the relevant persons in academies/training centers, sport workers (soccer trainers), soccer players and parents of the soccer players was implemented in the period February-May 2018. The research was conveyed through both electronic mail and hard copy, in order to investigate the tendencies, set the baseline of the educational programs/curricula and implementation of pilot training for the soccer trainers.
The main goal of the research, besides gathering the opinions of relevant people in sport, was to: collect more information regarding human resource management in soccer clubs, identify programs used to educate the soccer trainers and skills used by the soccer trainers in order to manage players, as well as for self-management. It also serves to identify proposals to promote these processes through specific opinion and vision of the interviewees, especially regarding the aspects of:
Secondary objectives refer to the results which gave direction for preparation of the educational program/curricula and implementing the pilot training based on the curricula, aiming to strengthen the skills of soccer trainers. These results give us an overview of the current state regarding human resources management in soccer clubs, skills of the soccer trainers for self-management and if and to what extent are social values taken in consideration by the soccer trainers. The secondary objectives are of great importance to at least three groups: soccer trainers, players and sport clubs in general.
The research understands 4 types of questionnaires intended for 4 target groups, i.e. academies/training centers (partner organizations), sports workers – soccer trainers, soccer players and parents.
All questionnaires have same structure and focus on the 3 different aforementioned aspects.
The empirical part of the analysis has been conveyed with representative sample of 312 interviewees, out of which the samples from each country are the following:
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The results of the research were presented on the workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece (8-11th July 2018), through the following presentation
Multiplier event: Final Conference on Dissemination of results and promotion of project measures
On 21 June 2019, the First International Sports Conference was held with the aim of introducing the project on Vocational Education and Training for Sport Workers “VET4SPORT”- Innovative program for building personal and social skills. The conference was held at the hotel “DoubleTree by Hilton”and it was in collaboration with the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM). At the Conference there were more than 150 attendees form North Macedonia, Greece, Austria and Italy. The conference gathered several experts from the field of sports which provided us with some insights on how the coaches can deal with some of the day-to-day challenges. At the opening segment of the conference, Muamed Sejdini, president of Football Federation of Macedonia, Darko Petrovski, president of Macedonian Human Resources Association and Vasil Tupurkovski, president of Macedonian Olympic Committee addressed the audience.
Further on, here’s a recap of our main stage presenters:
The organization of this event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of FFM, who shared their training facilities, as well as some innovative solutions regarding football with attendees, helping us make the 6 – day Training and the Conference a huge success.
Number of participants at the Final Conference: up to 150 people
Location: Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton