Program objectives:
To support vocational training institutions, organizations, companies, small entrepreneurs, and the competent professionals and organizations in order to encourage and help Roma students to choose a career and get their first qualification.

Program description:
Vocational training institutions, organizations, companies, and small entrepreneurs that undertake to provide vocational training along with on-the-job training, and then to help students find a skilled job can submit applications.

The Board prefers applicants promoting training in professions that are in high demand or fill a gap in the labor market, with special regard to Roma students with lower academic achievements who are disadvantaged, and have at least completed their elementary studies.

The Board supports purchase of the equipment and materials required for the training, and for small entrepreneurs, it covers the scholarship during training, the examination cost, and any tuition fees the Roma students may have to pay. The Soros Foundation pays these directly to the trainers.