NATIONAL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL, BULGARIA
The National Management School (NMS) was founded in 1990 and it acts as a non-profit and non-government organization on national level in Bulgaria. NMS is a training provider focused on extracurricular training, post-graduate studies for secondary education students, career guidance, human resource development and lifelong learning initiatives. The team of NMS consists of university professors, experts in marketing, management, economics, entrepreneurship, public and business administration, and highly qualified and experienced psychologists – certified trainers in human resource management and development.
The organisation’s mission is to stimulate young people to develop their knowledge and skills on management and entrepreneurship and discover and develop their transversal competences.
NMS organizes regular training courses for over 300 students each year. It operates within a network of 50 Secondary schools in capital Sofia region. Since 1990 the training programmes of NMS have been attended by over 7000 pupils of age 15 to 19 years.
In addition, NMS possesses accreditation from the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) as a Vocational Education Provider (VET centre) which ensures constant and close links with employers and strategic understanding of the emerging labour market needs, which is an additional guarantee that the youth trainings provided are tuned to the world of work.
Besides acting as training provider and career guidance centre NMS is specialized in the adaptation of know-how and international team’s management to implement transfers of innovation in the field of education and training with focus on young people. Today NMS has 12 trainers certified by local and international training organizations, 4 certified coaches as well as a license to apply and disseminate methodology and didactic materials for the development of key social competencies necessary for the successful integration of young people with different age and profile into the labour market.
For the last several years NMS is active in the sphere of social entrepreneurship with a focus of youth, being partner in several successful Erasmus+ funded initiatives.